supporting the NE Florida Community
Volunteers in Medicine is a free healthcare clinic that provides outpatient primary and specialty medical services to Northeast Florida’s WORKING, low-income, uninsured individuals and their families. Our goal is to provide preeminent care to keep them healthy, employed and out of hospital emergency rooms. Volunteers in Medicine strives for excellence and to provide quality, affordable, and compassionate healthcare for every patient, every time. In addition to attending to the immediate needs of our patients, we also focus on health promotion and prevention of disease, illness, and social problems. We strive to treat our patients with dignity and integrity in all our interactions. We respect all patients who come through our doors seeking healthcare. Each person is heard and valued.
Volunteers in Medicine is a top notch free healthcare clinic, providing high quality healthcare as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, while maintaining our overall mission to provide healthcare for all who need it. Our volunteers live by the credo that healthcare is a human right and not a privilege, and our medical teams have expertise in many heathcare fields to serve the growing needs of the working uninsured. Many of these services have not been available to the working uninsured in the past, and we are proud to offer them to our patients at no cost. Volunteers in Medicine's outstanding health care services are possible through the generosity of the physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, office staff, and students who volunteer their time and expertise to our free healthcare clinic. In addition, we are a teaching site for physicians, nurse practitioners and other health-related educational programs, plus we offer volunteer experiences to those interested in exploring medical and health-related careers. We aim to be the leader in the delivery of high quality healthcare for the working uninsured and a model program for community based integrated healthcare.
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Dr. Elana Schrader – Women with Heart Honoree for July 2018Jul 01 2018
Shelley Morgan – Women with Heart Honoree for June 2018Jun 01 2018
Thanks to our donors
Jennifer Lunt moved to Jacksonville right before the recession hit in 2008. Nine months later, she was out of a job and without health care. That’s a precarious situation for someone with Crohn’s Disease. Two years later, she began medical treatment at Volunteers in Medicine, and through the clinic began to receive Humira, a drug that treats Crohn’s. By Sept. 2015, the disease was officially in remission. Lunt also received treatment for skin cancer through Volunteers in Medicine.
Cindy Cox and her husband went without health care for two years after he lost his corporate job. They worked for small employers who did not offer health insurance, and they could not afford the insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act. After finding Volunteers in Medicine, Cox was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism, a condition that had left her fatigued, depressed and suffering from joint and muscle pain. She had surgery arranged through Volunteers in Medicine, which provided freedom from her pain.