Special Information Regarding COVID-19


COVID-19 Vaccination by CVIM

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In accordance with the PA Department of Health Plan, CVIM will continue to vaccinate individuals 12 years or older.  This summer, vaccinations will take place around our region in conjunction with the YMCA Traveling Table Summer Food Program.  Vaccinations will also be given at specific dates in the CVIM's State College health facility.

 

Following are the dates/times that CVIM is organizing popup clinics. You may walk in for a first or second dose of vaccine at any of these clinics without an appointment.  Note that parental permission is required for vaccination of any individual under 18 years old.

Tuesday July 20, 11:00-1:00, State College YMCA
Thursday July 22, 11:00-1:00, Philipsburg YMCA
Thursday July 22, 4:00-7:00, Bald Eagle Area High School
Tuesday July 27, 11:00-1:00, Bellefonte YMCA

Following are the walk-in vaccinations currently planned at CVIM's facility in State College.  You may walk in for a first or second dose of vaccine during these times without an appointment.  More days/times will be posted in the coming weeks.

Monday August 2, 10:00-2:00

Monday August 9,  10:00-2:00

Monday August 23, 10:00-2:00
Monday August 30, 10:00-2:00

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.


August 1 to August 30


The whole month of August we will be walking to raise money for our Breast Health Voucher Program
Everyone walks, why not raise funds while you are doing it? This can be done while simply walking your dog, walking a 5k with friends, or doing it in memory or in honor of a loved one who has battled breast cancer..

Register by Friday, July 30th to be guaranteed an event t-shirt!
 

Flutopia Virtual Race/Walk
July 31 to August 30

We are at it again for the 9th straight year, bringing you another musical race/walk event in support of Centre Volunteers in Medicine and Doctors Without Borders.  This year's Flutopia Virtual Race/Walk will feature a unique playlist including the flutabulous rendition of Flight of the Bumblebee to get you started followed by Jazz, New Age, Irish, Classical, and Latin American tunes provided by our Flutopia Musicians.  In addition, all participants will receive a souvenir "My Feet Fly for Flutopia" race bib and your medal.

With distances including 1 mile, 5k, and 10k, you can run on your own chosen routes and on you own chosen day and time between July 31 and August 31.  So whether you are racing for your own Personal Record, out for an inspired walk, or simply would like access to the playlist, please consider joining us for this year's event.  You may register until July 30th.

The Flutopia Initiative

Race/Walk Registration


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 began 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.


Central Cycling Classic
 June 2021

Central Cycling Classic

Central Cycling Classic went live and virtual this year.  Individuals could register their ride and complete it anytime in the month of June at their own pace, or they could join-in on Saturday June 26th for a socially-distanced live event.  Thank you to all the riders and sponsors of this successful event.


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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