The Treatment Is Free – The Care Is Priceless
The Volunteers In Medicine Clinic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations, grants, in-kind contributions and volunteers support our mission and enable us to provide free health care to uninsured Martin County residents who do not qualify for government health programs.
Who are VIM patients? They are the people who build our homes, maintain our roads, serve our coffee and care for our children. They are our friends and neighbors. They are legal residents of Martin County with household incomes under 200 percent of the federal poverty level and no other access to health care.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services establishes the federal poverty level. For 2017, that breaks down as follows:
Persons in Household Household Income
VIM Clinic is community-operated and community-financed but is part of the national VIM Clinic alliance. We are not a walk-in clinic. Patients are screened to ensure they meet our Eligibility Criteria (Elegibilidad del Paciente). In partnership with Martin Health System, local medical offices and pharmaceutical companies, we are able to provide over $9 million worth of free medical care every year. Patients who do not show up for three appointments without cancelling in advance will be disenrolled. We offer many Patient Services, but our resources are too precious to be squandered. Residents who are able to obtain health care from other services, including the Affordable Care Act, cannot become patients. Our mission is to provide quality care to as many medically indigent residents of Martin County as we possibly can.