Please join us for our annual celebration of the Anniversary of the Clinic.
“VIM Day” will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at a breakfast at Wildwood Golf & Country Club, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Sturdy Savings Bank returns as the Presenting Sponsor. The breakfast is held every year on the anniversary of the opening day of Volunteers In Medicine’s service to the uninsured and underserved of Cape May County.
Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County (VIM) is a free health care clinic, incorporated as
a 501(c)3 in 2001 and first opened its doors for patient care on March 12, 2002. Since opening day, VIM has been able to treat more than 4,000 patients with 26,000 cumulative visits, all at no charge. Currently, approximately 500 residents of Cape May County consider VIM their primary care doctor and medical
home. The American Academy of Family Physicians reports that having a medical home was associated with better access to care, more preventative screenings, higher quality of care and fewer racial and ethnic disparities. VIM’s patients, their families and Cape May County, in general, are healthier as a result of
To be eligible for service at VIM, one must reside in the County, have no or limited access to health insurance and earn no more than 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (approx. $46,000 for a couple.) The vast majority of VIM patients survive on far less. Almost all work seasonal or part-time jobs – the types of
jobs that pay low wages and do not offer health benefits. VIM patients are area fishermen, chamber maids, bartenders and even real estate agents; they are our neighbors and friends.
The VIM Day breakfast, open to the public, features a hearty breakfast and a brief informative talk on the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Tickets to the event are $15 per person. Please join us!