Volunteers In Medicine Clinic Of The Cascades (VIM)
Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) provides healthcare to low-income, working adults who live in Central Oregon and have no medical insurance or means to pay for care.
We use a community approach, where 200+ in-clinic volunteers and over 300 local medical partners collaborate to provide patients with necessary primary and specialty medical care, prescription medications, and mental health care.
Our patients are contributing members of our community and have included construction tradespeople, hospitality workers, fast-food employees, ski instructors, artists, small business owners, river guides, landscapers, ranchers, bicycle mechanics, self-employed entrepreneurs, home health care workers, daycare providers, hairdressers, retail clerks, craftspeople, part-time employees, and students, just to name a few.
VIM's patients are ages 19 and older. The majority have one or more chronic condition such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, or a mental health diagnoses. All of these conditions are manageable with medical oversight and access to care.
This is where we come in. At VIM, patient costs of about $100 per visit are funded by patient donations along with local and regional individual, corporate and foundation supporters.
Because of the dedicated efforts of our volunteers, every $1 raised is leveraged 6.86 times, generating over $100 million in care since we opened in 2004.
If you’re looking to feel appreciated, VIM is the place to be! “Thank you” is the phrase we hear most often. It is also the phrase we say most frequently, knowing that so many people give from their hearts to make our community a better place for all. We invite you to join us.
To improve the health and wellness of the medically uninsured or critically underserved through the engagement of professionals, community partners, and dedicated volunteers.
Para mejorar la salud y el bienestar de las personas que no tienen Seguro medico o que están críticamente desatendidas a través de la participación de profesionales, socios comunitarios y voluntarios dedicados.
Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Federal Tax Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. VIM’s tax ID number is 93-1327847.