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.

For the week of 4/6-4/10: CVIM will be open 8:30-12:30 for scheduled appointments, patient calls and medication pick ups. Please contact the clinic if you have any questions about your appointment.  Phone or video appointments will occur at their scheduled time.  You will receive a phone call or video link at the scheduled appointment time.

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

Find out about our Medical Care

Find out about our Dental Care

Volunteer your time to CVIM

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.

Richard M. Madore Dental Clinic Campaign

Dr. Dorota Romeo, CVIM Dentist

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.  In addition to tooth extractions, restorative dental care and cleanings, we now plan to offer denture making.

If you’d like to support our dental fundraising campaign that continues the legacy of community service by Dr. Richard M. Madore, visit the donations page.


Marathoners for Medicine Kickoff the 2020 Season

2020 Marathoners for Medicine

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.

Give Kids and Smile and Vision for the Future Day

Following CDC Guidelines this event has been postponed. All efforts are being made to reschedule and information will be posted when it becomes available. If your child is currently having a dental issue, do not wait until this event. Contact CVIM at 231-4043.

On April 24th (postponed) CVIM will conduct the 16th Annual Give Kids a Smile and Vision for the Future Day. Children, ages 1–18 will receive free comprehensive dental care and free vision screenings, all thanks to the compassionate hearts of many local professionals. The event will be held at the Pediatric Dental Care & Orthodontics offices in Grays Woods where their dentists and orthodontist will be joined by other local dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants to provide care to uninsured children.  Exams, cleanings, fillings and more will all be provided for free at this one day event.

Dr. Marla Moon and the staff of Nittany Eye Associates Grays Woods provide vision screenings and additional vision care as needed. Volunteers will be on hand to register children and hand out goodie bags with toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunglasses and educational information. CVIM would like to thank the State College Kiwanis for their support of Give Kids a Smile and their dedication to children’s oral health.  Thanks also to Colgate, Henry-Dental, Vision Benefits of America, and Dick Erdley - Harris Township Lions Club for their generous support.

Albrect Audiology is offering vouchers for the children to come to their facility for free hearing screenings as well.

Download Registration forms here to sign up for this amazing day!    ENGLISH   SPANISH

We still need people to help with this event.  VOLUNTEER

If your child is currently having a dental issue do not wait until this event. Contact CVIM at 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.

PSU and United Way Create a Video and Story About CVIM

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.

The 12th Central Cycling Classic

June 27, 2020
(This event is still scheduled to happen on June 27, unless CDC guidelines change. Any new information will be posted here)


Central Cycling Classic

All you need to know about the Central Cycling Classic

Good weather is coming soon!  Registration is open, so now is the time to sign up for the 12th Annual Central Cycling Classic on June 27th.  Included are three scenic bike loops through picturesque Central Pennsylvania. The routes are set up for all level of cyclists.

  • Metric Century (66 Miles): 8:30 a.m.
  • 1/2-Metric Century (33.6 Miles): 9:30 a.m.
  • 18 Mile Loop (17.91 Miles): 10:30 a.m

Raise money and awareness for the Central Cycling Classic by setting up a personal web page

Register to ride!

36th Annual Nittany Valley Half Marathon

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 rarnold@cvim.net.

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.

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