(Photo | Courtesy of Volunteers in Medicine)
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades (VIM) is pleased to announce it has received a $7,500 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation to support the care of 12 uninsured VIM patients.
VIM has over 1,200 patients in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties eligible for primary care, specialty care and prescription medications at our clinic. All care is provided by volunteer doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who donate their time. Volunteers in Medicine serves community members who are low-income and not covered by The Affordable Care Act.
Through the current pandemic, it has become even more clear that individual health affects us all. We acknowledge that Central Oregon faces inequities in healthcare. It is estimated that over 15,000 working adults remain uninsured throughout Central Oregon. It is the responsibility of a caring community to reach out to those in need. At VIM we are committed to being a place for equity, health improvement, health education and transformational healing that has a direct and positive influence on our patients and the larger community. We honor the inherent dignity of each person and believe everyone has the right to basic healthcare services.