Thousands of Central Oregonians remain uninsured. Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Clinic of the Cascades is a local solution to a local healthcare problem. We help keep working families healthy.
VIM provides healthcare on a donation basis to working adults in Central Oregon who don't have medical insurance or the means to pay for care.
We use a community approach where 219 in-clinic volunteers and over 300 local medical partners collaborate to provide patients with necessary primary and specialty medical care, prescription medications, and mental health care.
VIM's patients are age 19 years and older. The majority have one or more chronic condition, such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, or a mental health diagnoses. All of these conditions are manageable with medical oversight and access to care.
This is where you come in. At VIM, patient costs of $100 per visit are funded by individual, business, and patient donations, along with local and regional foundation supporters. Every dollar raised is leveraged 6.73 times into direct services and benefits for our patients. And one hundred percent of your donation remains local.
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