As we remain open to serve our patients during the current Corona Virus (COVID-19) health crisis, we are working diligently to follow recommendations of the CDC and Government officials. 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.
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.
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.
The 12th Central Cycling Classic
Over 70 riders registered to ride the CVIM Virtual Central Cycling Classic during the month of June.
Forty-five of those cyclists are raising funds for CVIM. Because of their efforts, along with donations from our 2020 sponsors we are at 96% of our goal. You can help us reach our goal by donating to one of the riders that signed up to raise funds. Donations will be accepted through the month of August!
Flutopia 5k, the unique charity running event benefiting CVIM, is going virtual this year and expanding distances to include 1 mile, 5k, 10k and the Flutastic 50 yard dash for kids 10 and under. Run, walk or do both on your chosen route and on your chosen day and time July 25-August 25.
Each registrant will be given a playlist that includes our flutabulous rendition of The Flight of the Bumblebee to get you started, followed by Ethnic Drumming, Big Band, Brass, Do Wop, Fiddling, Flute (naturally!) and more to carry you through.
A link to the playlist will be emailed to all registrants between July 20-24. Upon completion of the event, access your event completion form via the link emailed to you and you will receive a souvenir bib and medal with this year's slogan: “My Feet Fly for Flutopia”.
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.
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.