Special Information Regarding COVID-19
Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment
In accordance with the PA Department of Health Plan, CVIM is currently vaccinating any individual 16 years or older. You can sign up on-line for your first dose at one of the vaccination clinics listed below. Your second dose will then be automatically scheduled.
CVIM Vaccination Clinics
Vaccination clinics are currently scheduled for:
Wednesday May 5, 1:00-5:00, Penns Valley High School, 1st dose
Monday May 10, 8:00-5-00, Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, 2nd dose
Tuesday May 11, 3:00-6:00, Panoroma Village, 1st dose
VACCINATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. NO WALK-INS ARE ACCEPTED.
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.
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.
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.
Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) has recently assumed the responsibilities of the Centre County Breast Cancer Coalition (CCBCC) and services will continue for free mammograms and other screenings for individuals living and working in Centre County. Our breast care coalition is a collaboration among agencies, organizations and private citizens in the community helping to overcome barriers to obtain effective and affordable breast care services. Read more—->
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.
9am May 11 – 9 pm May 12
Organized by the Centre Foundation, Centre Gives is a 36-hour online giving event that provides matching funds to non-profits serving the Centre County community. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to each of you who made donations to CVIM last year through the 2020 Centre Gives Campaign.
You can access the 2021 Centre Gives donation page for CVIM from 9am May 11 to 9pm May 12.
Centre County Cornhole Classic
May 15, 2021
Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now open for the Centre County Cornhole Classic, an event that is hosted by SiloTek Corporation. Also known as “Corn Toss” and “Bean Bag Toss,” Cornhole is similar to horseshoes, except wooden boxes (cornhole platforms) and corn bags are used. The tournament is open to all ages and skill levels.
Cost is $80 for a team of two or $40 for an Individual (we’ll assign you a partner at the event). Proceeds from the Cornhole benefits Centre Volunteers in Medicine. This year the event will be held at the University Wine Company, 540 Misty Hill Drive, State College (off of Route 45). All COVID guidelines will be strictly followed.
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.
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.