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MEETING COMMUNITY NEEDS IN TIMES OF CHANGE

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in News, Uncategorized |

Clinics in our Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Alliance are designed to respond to the changing needs of their communities.  HealthLink Dental Clinic in Southhampton, Pennsylvania is an excellent example. HealthLink opened in 2001, “bridging the gap” between those who qualified for Medical Assistance and those who could afford health care coverage.   By 2015,...

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Volunteer and Mentor

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Everyone in town knows Larry Hibbs.  As the proprietor of his own drug store for 25 years, Larry enjoys knowing and helping his customers with their prescriptions. Larry joined the Community Health Clinic of Butler County, a Volunteers in Medicine clinic in Butler, PA, as a pharmacy volunteer in the spring of 2008.  He volunteers regularly and is in charge...

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VIM Talks

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized |

VIM Talks is a new series of networking audio sessions for VIM Alliance members. These sessions, hosted by the Volunteers in Medicine national office, provide an opportunity for members to exchange ideas and share their experiences on a variety of topics related to clinic operations. VIM Talks was developed in response to repeated requests from VIM clinic...

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Patient Story: Community Health Clinic of Butler County

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Uncategorized |

At the Community Health Clinic of Butler County, a Volunteers in Medicine clinic in Butler, Pennsylvania, physicians, dentists and other health care professionals volunteer their services because they are doing meaningful work and making a positive change in someone’s life. Jason is an auto mechanic and single father of two children.  His previous health...

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VIM Clinics: Making a Difference

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized |

In 2014, over 104,000 patients made over 350,000 visits to Volunteers in Medicine clinics.  These patients are hardworking individual who fall through the cracks.  They make too little to afford health insurance and too much to qualify for subsidies through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A total of 11,262 medical and non-medical volunteers shared their...

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