WELCOME TO COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE CLINIC!
We are a free clinic serving the uninsured with non-urgent primary care appointments.
Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, Inc
310 East Third Street, PO Box 416
Mifflinville, PA 18631
The CCVIM office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but we close each day for lunch from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Since our doctors volunteer, we are not able to take walk-ins. We see patients by appointment only, with morning and evening hours to accommodate the patients’ work schedules. Usually, if the door is locked, we are not open, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be locked, so please just ring the bell. Please go to the nearest Emergency Room, or Careworks Walk-In Clinic for treatment, or dial 911 for help.
The “Culture of Caring”
The “Culture of Caring” is the heart and soul of every VIM clinic.
This approach is based on an ethical standard in medicine acknowledging that how people are treated during a clinic visit is as important as the actual medical care they receive.
We believe that people who come to a VIM clinic are our friends and neighbors, good people in need of help. Surviving on limited resources, they often exhibit great courage simply trying to get through each day.
Recognizing the strengths of those in need and respecting their dignity, the “Culture of Caring” seeks to heal not only physical illness, but also the injury caused by bias, prejudice and indifference.
CCVIM’s doctors, including our medical director and our specialists, donate their time and skills to the vulnerable population that we serve. CCVIM would not be able to afford to compensate the retired and actively-practicing doctors whom are volunteering here. We have general practitioners and several specialists, as well as RN’s and LPN’s, nursing assistants, physician’s assistants, and certified registered nurse practitioners. CCVIM is proud to work with medical and non-medical volunteers on a regular basis.
We also fill many clerical, administrative, and facility positions with community volunteers. One of our volunteers has been with us over 10 years, running the front desk every Thursday night. We are so grateful!
CCVIM provides medical care equal to or greater than any other primary care doctor’s office. It is a professional setting with reception, a waiting area, and exam rooms. The only thing missing is the billing!
Donations from patients are completely optional- there is no cost for any appointment at the clinic.
CCVIM provides many services free of charge, such as:
- primary care
- preventative care
- routine physicals
- medical case management
- chronic disease monitoring
- smoking cessation
- a small food pantry
- Through a generous donation from Geisinger Health System, CCVIM is able to offer the patients free laboratory tests and X-rays, which are crucial to yearly monitoring and proper diagnosis.
Follow us on Facebook, and promote us to all your friends. We need to reach those who have no insurance and may think that they have no options for healthcare because they cannot afford huge medical bills. Some people suffer from chronic conditions or minor diseases, which can become serious or even life-threatening if left untreated. CCVIM can help!