Primary Medical Care
It can be difficult to live from paycheck to paycheck. It makes matters much worse when you do not have health insurance. Fortunately, Centre Volunteers in Medicine is here for you. We offer free medical care for those with a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level. We provide the care you need at no cost to you.
General Medical Services
CVIM is the “medical home” for many uninsured people throughout the area. We are like a family practice, providing primary care and chronic disease management services. We offer physical exams, respond to acute illnesses such as the flu or sinus infections, and wellness education. We provide treatment and management of chronic illnesses, such as:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
Women’s Health Services
As a woman, it’s important to take care of yourself by scheduling regular exams. We offer a wide range of services such as:
- Cancer Screening
- Menstrual Period Issues
- STI Exams & Treatment
- Preconception Counseling
- Birth Control Counseling
We do not provide surgical services, prenatal care, or emergency treatment.
The basic needs of life, such as housing, heat, and food, are important to your health. We offer case management services to anyone living or working in Centre County to help them access other services and enroll in benefit programs. We help with:
- Completion of Medical Assistance Applications
- Completion of Food Stamps Applications
- Navigation of the Affordable Care Act
- Referral to Local Community Resources
- Smoking Cessation
- Hearing Aid Assistance
You do not have to meet eligibility requirements to receive case management service.
Medication Assistance Program
Managing a chronic illness or treating an acute condition often requires medications. Centre Volunteers in Medicine is able to supply medications to our patients at no cost. We also offer medication education so that our patients understand the importance of the medication and why taking it as prescribed is important. We obtain medications by:
- Processing Patient Applications to “Indigent Drug Programs” Offered by Pharmaceutical Companies
- Purchasing Bulk Quantities in conjunction with Mount Nittany Health
- Paying for medication at Partner Pharmacies when needed
A Thankful Patient: Tanya’s Story
Centre Volunteers in Medicine healthcare professionals provide professional care that is friendly and selfless. During every appointment I have had at the CVIM clinic I was treated in the most respected manner. From the intake paperwork, scheduling an appointment, getting checked in privately, taken back by the nurse and being seen by the physician. It didn’t matter to them that I could not afford healthcare or that I didn’t have it. They treated me with the utmost compassion and respect. The facility is clean and up to date in practices. I am thankful for every heathcare professional who volunteers their time and skills to help me stay healthy. I also know that it costs a lot of money to operate this clinic. Thank You to the generous donors.
When I am seen at the clinic I always give a donation. I can afford to pay something and I appreciate that lower realistic cost. I just simply cannot afford to pay $375+ in health insurance each month. I have used the clinic many times for dental and general care. I absolutely love that some prescriptions they can give to you when leaving the clinic and the free take me products at the pharmacy counter. I don’t always take them but it’s wonderful to give to those who need.
I will always support CVIM and care for our community!!!!
Contact us if you do not have medical or dental insurance to see if you qualify for our care. We proudly serve those living or working in Centre County.