DO YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
We love our volunteers – they are the backbone of our organization. Without our doctors, nurses, and medical professionals, we could not provide the great quality of care that our patients receive.
There are lots of ways for you to get involved. If you have medical training and want to join us, call the Clinic to review your experience and training to see the best way for you to help. Even if you don’t have a medical background, there’s still lots to do – clerical office work, maintenance work, helping with a mailing, staffing an event, etc. Fill out the form below.
Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic needs a doctor, physician assistant, or CRNP to see patients during evening appointment slots from 6:00 PM until 8:30 (or so) on two Thursdays each month. It is not a huge time commitment- someone can volunteer for just one night a month, or even one night every other month- six times per year. This is crucial to serve our uninsured patients who are sometimes working more than one daytime job. Due to our provider, Ron Grimm, who retired from CCVIM, some patients are now waiting almost a month to be seen.
You tell us how many patients you are comfortable seeing in that time frame, and we book within the requested range. You can bring a colleague to volunteer as well, which lightens the workload and gives you the possibility of a valued second opinion in the next room.
We are set up like any other medical office, with reception, waiting room, and exam rooms. There is a dedicated support staff, including two RN/BSNs to assist, and you have the ability to consult with the Medical Director. We use Athena electronic medical records and have free labs and imaging available for diagnostics through the generosity of Geisinger.
Providers who are already in the Geisinger system can utilize that insurance, and any necessary extra insurance coverage is provided by HRSA through the Clinic at no cost.
The thing that other doctors have reported liking the best about the clinic is the ability to adjust the time spent with patients according to the need. Since we do not bill, a ten-minute appointment to address a presenting problem is as appropriate as an hour-long one, based solely on the doctor’s decision.
Please contact us at 570-752-1780 with any questions you may have about volunteering at the clinic, and if you can’t do it yourself at this time, please pass this along to a colleague who may be interested. We also need volunteer providers during weekday business hours, if you are available then.
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