27 million Americans lack basic access to healthcare. We’ve been on a mission to build and support a network of free primary health care clinics emphasizing the use of retired and practicing medical and community volunteers since 1994, and with the help of generous supporters like you we’re bringing hope to more people than ever.

Volunteers in Medicine America Employs Telemedicine to Combat the Crisis

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we implemented a Telemedicine Initiative to ensure that our 94 Volunteers in Medicine Clinics could provide free healthcare to more than 100,000 people in need – from the safety of home.

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Interested in developing a free health care clinic? Let an experienced Volunteers in Medicine America staff member guide you through the development process, providing direction, inspiration, and support along the way.

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If you treat your neighbor like yourself, you’ll always find hope.
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Volunteers in Medicine clinics uphold the VIM Model, providing free health care services to the uninsured and medically underserved in their communities. Each clinic is locally managed and independently operated.

The Story of Volunteers in Medicine

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.

Recent News

VIM America & Dispensary of Hope Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month: Jamie Mothkovich - Executive Director for Community Community Medical Clinic of Aiken County met with Dispensary of Hope to discuss the impact of Mental Health treatment as a core element of a patient’s overall health. "If you’re only treating the...

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VIM America & Dispensary of Hope Mental Health Month

Karen Ehlmann, Clinic Manager and Mark Norwine, Counselor at Volunteers in Medicine Saint Charles met with Dispensary of Hope to discuss the impact of Mental Health treatment as a core element of a patient’s overall health. "It’s not unusual to seek counseling....

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