Effect of Corona Virus Outbreak on the Operation of CVIM
CVIM is working diligently to remain updated and follow recommendations of the CDC and Government officials on the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Outbreak. To find out more about what CVIM is doing to better serve our patients and keep our staff safe during these troubled times, see the message from CVIM's Executive Director, Cheryl White.
For the week of 5/25-5/29, we are open answering phones and scheduling patient appointments:
- Medical visits will continue through telehealth. Please call the clinic if you are in need of an appointment. Phone and video visits are being conducted. For Video visits, you will receive a text message or email with a link to your appointment just prior to the scheduled time.
- Dental visits will occur in accordance with State Guidelines. If you have a dental emergency or are experiencing pain, please call our office. Patients waiting for an appointment will be contacted as we are able to schedule appointments within the allowed guidelines.
- Case management and Behavioral Health visits will continue via telehealth. Phone and video visits are being conducted. For Video visits, you will receive a text message or email with a link to your appointment just prior to the scheduled time.
- Medications are available for pick up. Please call when you arrive at the clinic for instructions for receiving your medication. Medication pick up times mirror the office hours listed above.
Also consult the following webpages for general changes in procedures.
Primary Medical & Dental Care in Central, PA
If you live or work in Centre County and do not have health insurance…call us at (814) 231-4043
Centre Volunteers in Medicine will serve and advocate for the medically underserved living or working in Centre County.
Contact us if you need to set up an appointment for your family member or yourself.
May 12 - May 13
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to each of you who made donations to CVIM through the 2020 Centre Gives Campaign. Through your outpouring of support and generosity you have substantially enhanced our capacity to serve the underserved. We are especially grateful to Linda and Blake Gall who generously matched the stretch pool donation to CVIM. What a testament to the strength and compassion of our very special community.
Dental disease and poor dental health can cause major complications and illnesses, even death. CVIM patients can receive early diagnosis, preventative treatment, and early intervention to prevent or halt the progress of most oral diseases. We also provide tooth extractions, restorative dental care and cleanings to our patients. Beginning late last fall, under the leadership of Dr. Willie Barnes, CVIM has been offering denture making.
The 2020 Dental Campaign is in full swing. This time of year our fundraising focus is on the Dr. Richard Madore Dental Clinic. If you’d like to support this dental fundraising campaign that continues the legacy of community service by Dr. Richard M. Madore, visit the donations page.
Marathoners for Medicine officially became a group in 2010, but runners have been supporting CVIM since we opened our doors in 2003. Their efforts have raised hundreds of thousands of dollar to support the medically underserved in our community, and we are proud to host this event.
The Marathoners for Medicine began their 2020 season with a kickoff celebration at CVIM on Thursday, February 6th. Runners got a tour of the CVIM facility and enjoyed some camaraderie with their fellow runners. Watch Jaime Wright, coordinator of Marathoners for Medicine, as she joins the Kickoff Celebration.
Consider making a donation to a marathoner team or to an individual runner.
CVIM regrets to announce the 2020 Give Kids a Smile and Vision for the Future Day has been cancelled. We look forward to next year’s event and will announce the date when finalized. At that time, children, ages 1–18 will receive free comprehensive dental care and free vision screenings, all thanks to the compassionate hearts of many local professionals.
If your child is having a dental issue, please contact CVIM at (814) 231-4043.
Following CDC Guidelines this event has been postponed. All efforts are being made to reschedule and information will be posted when it becomes available.
Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now open for the Centre County Cornhole Classic. The tournament is open to all ages and skill levels. We would like to encourage as many PSU student teams as possible to enter, and we have special student pricing available. The event will take place at a beautiful indoor venue, The Centre. Reasonably priced food and drinks are available at their concession stand. Come out and enjoy a fun, tailgate-party type atmosphere! Centre Volunteers in Medicine is grateful for our corporate sponsor SilcoTek Corporation.
Penn State and the United Way have teamed together to create a video and a story highlighting Centre Volunteers in Medicine. CVIM is a United Way partner and they generously help to support our Richard Madore Dental Clinic.
A special thank you to the entire team from the Penn State Office of Strategic Communications who produced the video. They spent weeks of production work putting the story and video together. We think this video and story capture much of what we do here very well.
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold our annual in person Central Cycling Classic event on June 27th, 2020. However, the committee has decided to take The Central Cycling Classic VIRTUAL starting on July 1st!!
This virtual event will be an opportunity for individual riders or the whole family to get involved in a fundraising experience, while encouraging everyone to get outside in the fresh air and get rid of the quarantine blues!!
We are working to update our registration pages. Details will be available here and on our Facebook page soon!!. Thank you for your support of CVIM.
December 6, 2020
Thank you to the participants and volunteers who were a part of the Nittany Valley Half Marathon. Over $25,000 was raised to support CVIM and the patients we serve. This year's event will occur on December 6.
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.
In February CVIM celebrated 15 years of caring for the uninsured. Many programs and services have been added to better care for our neighbors. To make arrangements for a CVIM staff member to speak at your next meeting, email Rick Arnold at email@example.com.
Our Newsletter, THE CARING CONNECTION, is available electronically.
We are proud members of VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE ALLIANCE. This is the only national nonprofit dedicated to building a network of sustainable free primary health care clinics for the uninsured in local communities. In 2016, these clinics engaged 10,500 volunteers and provided care to 95,000 individuals.