Special Information Regarding COVID-19


COVID-19 Vaccination by CVIM

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In accordance with the PA Department of Health Plan, CVIM had been vaccinating individuals 12 years or older in State College and Penns Valley clinics. 
Beginning later in June, CVIM will be partnering with the YMCA to extend vaccination coverage over a broader area of the county.  Please check back for the newly added clinics.

 
Note that vaccinations are offered free of charge to everyone through the generosity of our donors.  To assist us, please consider donating to this effort.

 

Continuing Treatment of Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CVIM is proud to have stayed open to care for our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to remain agile to meet the changing needs of our community and have adapted our procedures to follow recommendations of the CDC and Government officials.  

CVIM Procedures During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Testing of our patients for Corona Virus is not currently available at CVIM.  The recommendation for people with mild respiratory illness is to remain at home unless they are having difficulty breathing or serious symptoms requiring possible hospitalization.

PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD A FEVER, COUGH, ANY RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, HAVE TRAVELED INTERNATIONALLY OR DOMESTICALLY IN THE LAST 14 DAYS, OR HAVE HAD POSSIBLE CONTACT WITH A PERSON WITH CONFIRMED COVID-19, MUST RESCHEDULE ANY CVIM APPOINTMENTS THEY HAVE MADE.

During this especially difficult time, we hope our supporters will continue to do their part by making financial contributions or gift-in-kind donations such as PPE supplies to help your uninsured friends and neighbors of Centre County.


Mission & Vision of Centre Volunteers in Medicine

CVIM Mission: Centre Volunteers in Medicine will serve and advocate the medically underserved living or working in Centre County.

CVIM Vision:  All those who live and work in Centre County will have access to quality health care.

At Centre Volunteers in Medicine, we value human dignity and access to quality, compassionate health care for all.  We do this in a culturally competent manner, and through our mission and programs help to eliminate the barriers to health equity.


Central Cycling Classic
 June 2021

Central Cycling Classic

Centre Volunteers in Medicine is excited to announce that the Central Cycling Classic is going live and virtual this year. This event, sponsored by Mount Nittany Health, is in its 13th year and has raised over $280,000 for CVIM patients.

Register your ride and complete it anytime in the month of June at your own pace.  Or join us on Saturday June 26th for the socially-distanced live event.   You choose the one of the scenic routes and pedal for the challenge.  

Metric Century: 60.7 miles
1/2 Metric Century: 34.3 miles
An 18 Mile Loop: 17.91 miles

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Event Begins on August 1

“Walk the Walk for Breast Health” will be taking place the whole month of August. You can participate from anywhere because this event is virtual! Complete the event in honor or in memory of a loved one who has battled breast cancer.  Read more -->

Preregistration begins Wednesday July 14, but register by Friday July 30 if you would like an event t-shirt.


Run for CVIM Challenge
March 15, 2021  Kickoff

In 2002, John Domico ran the Boston Marathon on behalf of CVIM raising $3,500.  A year later, seven runners going to Boston joined John's fundraising efforts. To date, our marathoners have raised over $720,000 for patient care.  The Run for CVIM Challenge sponsored by Mount Nittany Health will begin this year on March 15. 

In order to enable as many people as possible to participate this year and allow maximum flexibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering three options:

1) Pick a race (traditional or virtual) on any date this year and run for CVIM.
2) Create your own solo running event and take a “runfie” photo to document your run. 
3) Participate in a “Run for Medicine Relay” at Spring Creek Canyon with two one-mile legs and two three-mile legs (date to be determined). 

Sign up to run or sponsor a runner in support of CVIM.  Social distancing guidelines will be respected.


Richard M. Madore Dental Clinic Campaign

There are currently over 1,000 individuals on the waiting list for the Dr. Richard M. Madore Dental Clinic at CVIM. It’s a little-known fact that dental disease and poor dental health can cause major complications and illness, even death. Early diagnosis, preventative treatment, and early intervention can prevent or halt the progress of  oral disease.

The Dental Clinic honors the spirit and legacy of Dr. Madore’s dedication to giving back to his community.  Consider continuing this legacy by giving the Gift of Dental Health.


As you shop on Amazon throughout the year, you can designate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases be donated to CVIM. Simply enter the Amazon website through the AmazonSmile webpage.

Contact us for more information about other donor opportunities to help provide care for those in your community.


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS.  Would you like to help change and even save lives? You can make a difference at Centre Volunteers in Medicine.   CVIM is looking for clinical as well as non-clinical volunteers like you!  You can sign up here.

CVIM SPEAKERS would like to come to your organization or group meeting to update you on what is going on with healthcare in our region, contact us for more information.

Our Newsletter, THE CARING CONNECTION, is available electronically.

 


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