“By building new clinics and supporting existing clinics, we are empowering our members and partners to care for those who are sick and in need of quality medical care throughout the United States.”
-Stephen Myers, Director of Ministry Outreach
Volunteers in Medicine America (VIM America) began in Hilton Head, South Carolina. In the early 1990s, one out of three people who lived on Hilton Head Island had no access to health care, a rate twice the national average. At the same time, retired medical personnel including physicians, nurses, and dentists expressed an interest in finding a way to continue practicing their profession on a voluntary, part-time basis to help those without access to medical care.
Today 27 million Americans lack basic access to health care. Since 1994, we’ve been on a mission to build and support a network of free primary health care clinics emphasizing the use of both retired and practicing medical and community volunteers, and with the help of generous supporters like you, we’re bringing hope to more people than ever.
Hope is one of the greatest gifts one can give to another, and in giving hope, you also receive it. With your support, Volunteers in Medicine America will provide patients with:
Volunteers in Medicine America clinics are providing free healthcare to almost 93,000 people in need. These clinics are staffed almost entirely by volunteer workers, including healthcare professionals. Volunteers assist in Clinical and Non-Clinical tasks such as:
Today, 94 clinics continue to follow the VIM free clinic model. There is an enduring interest in this distinctive health care model, with multiple new sites in development. Interested in helping Medi-Share and VIM bring a clinic to your community? Join with Other Medi-Share members in: