Community Volunteers in Medicine provides compassionate medical and dental care and health education to people who live or work in the Chester County region who lack access to insurance, in order to support their goals to lead productive, healthy, and hopeful lives.
Mission and Vision
CVIM was founded in 1998 to provide healthcare, hope and healing to local uninsured working adults and their children. Inspired by the work of Dr. Jack McConnell and supported by community leaders connected to Paoli Hospital, a primary goal was to increase access to high quality healthcare and thereby reduce costly emergency room visits and hospital admissions.
CVIM has treated thousands of patients since its opening and last year cared for 4,233 patients during 45,830 visits. Primary and specialty medical care, comprehensive dental services, and free prescription medicines are provided to uninsured individuals and families earning less than 300% of the federal poverty level. Care is given in a comfortable setting by compassionate volunteer licensed healthcare professionals and a core staff. Our operating budget is supported entirely by a generous community of philanthropic individuals, foundations, corporations, faith-based organizations and civic groups.
The best way to connect with the ‘heart’ of CVIM is to schedule a tour. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit!
May we have eyes to see those who are rendered invisible and excluded,
May we have open arms and hearts to reach out and include them,
May our healing hands touch their lives with love,
And in the process heal ourselves.
CVIM welcomes clients without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, handicap, or ability to pay for health care services.
We treat every patient with the dignity, respect and compassion that we expect for ourselves.
We take time with each patient to consider the “whole” person in a comprehensive manner.
We are committed to providing state-of-the-art quality care.
We celebrate learning and teaching.
We welcome the contributions of time, treasure and talent that everyone brings to CVIM.
We recognize and foster the inter-connectedness of everyone in the Chester County community and beyond.