Volunteers in Medicine, Chattanooga, Inc. (VIM Chattanooga) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) primary care clinic. Volunteer physicians and nurses provide free medical services to financially eligible adults who are uninsured.
The mission of the VIM Chattanooga Clinic is to understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved in our community by providing quality, compassionate and personalized care in a faith-based caring environment.
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VIM Chattanooga would not exist without the support of businesses, foundations, churches, and individuals. Thank you for caring about your friends and neighbors without health insurance.
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Brainerd Baptist Church, thank you for sponsoring the clinic this week! We couldn't do it without you!
Thank you to the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation for sponsoring the VIM Clinic this week. This partnership goes back to the planning days of the clinic and we are so incredibly grateful for your support since 2005! BCBST
This company is ALL IN for the VIM Clinic! They are an ongoing sponsor, not just for the Band Aid Benefit, but for the 5k AND the VIM Golf Classic!
Thank you to March Adams & Associates, Inc., Consulting Engineers for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are *so* grateful for your generous support.
You guys rock!
Donations from the community and volunteer services have produced results that have changed the lives of countless people throughout the years at our clinic. ”Without VIM and the care of the doctors, nurses, and staff, I would have lost my right big toe months ago. I can't thank everyone enough for the bi-weekly dressing changes, fitting me in with the podiatrist, and arranging for me to see an endocrinologist through Project Access. VIM has made all the difference to my health. They've taught me so much about foot care that I wish I'd known all along. I'm only 42 and I can't be off work for a surgery and I certainly don't want to lose limbs so young. I'm taking the best care of myself that I can.” - Patient Testimony A BIG thank you to all of those who have given to our cause and work to make the lives of others within the community better. If you are eligible, and are in need of our services or if you would like to get involved please give us a call at (423)-855-8220 for more information!
Tee off for charity! Join us on September 8th, 2017 at Brown Acres Golf Course in Chattanooga, TN for Volunteers in Medicine's Annual Charity Golf Tournament! A BIG thank you to our underwriters this year; Christ Church, WRCB Channel 3 Eyewitness News, Warren & Griffin, and Capital Toyota. All donations and sponsorships will be donated directly to our free health services for our friends and neighbors without health insurance and very low income. Don't miss out on a day of golf, great food, a ton of raffles, and much more all supporting a great cause. Your registration includes either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This tournament is designed to be fun, and we encourage golfers of all skill levels to attend. Registration Fee: $125 for singles or $500 for team entry. You can register by downloading a registration form off our website at vim-chatt.org!
VIM's 2nd Annual 5k was a great success! We raised $2,440 to service those within the community who need it most. Thank you to our generous sponsors and to everyone that participated, volunteered, and donated in order to make our 5k happen.
Join us for a “Virtual” Run! A virtual race is a race on your own terms. You choose the location, the time, and the distance. It's a great way to get active this summer and also to help raise awareness and fundraise for Volunteers in Medicine, a free health clinic for low-income, uninsured residents of Hamilton and surrounding counties. All proceeds will go to our cause. The Virtual Race is from June 21st - July 31st and the entry fee is only $10 and for participating you can choose to receive a small or medium t-shirt and VIM medal. Miles are on the honor system, you can unofficially report your time and share photos here on the Facebook event page so we can cheer you on. Click the link below to find out more and to register to run and receive your items.
Thank you to Silverdale Baptist Church for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are *so* grateful for your generous support.
Thank you to CVS Health Foundation for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are *so* grateful for your generous support.
Thank you to Christ Church for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are *so* grateful for your generous support.
Thank you to Brainerd Presbyterian for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are *so* grateful for your generous support.
#WellnessWednesday…Why you should swear off diet products. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that diet drinks raised the risk of diabetes more than regular sugar drinks. People who drink diet drinks had a 33% increase in risk for type 2 diabetes. How are diet foods and drinks making people sick and overweight if they claim to do the opposite for you? All “diet” foods are chemically processed and made from super refined ingredients. It's artificial and don't ever forget, artificial anything is not real food. Artificial sweeteners trick your metabolism into thinking sugar is on its way which causes your body to pump out insulin, which then produces more belly fat. It's not natural so it slows your metabolism down, so you end up burning fewer calories throughout the day.
Thank you to Warren & Griffin, P.C. for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are *so* grateful for your generous support.
#WellnessWednesday . . . Battling with depression? Regular exercise could help ease depression by incorporating exercise into your daily routine. Studies have shown people who exercise regularly have lower rates of depression. Being active releases endorphins, while also helping to block stress hormones and produce serotonin. Exercise also has proven to reduce immune system chemicals that tend to make depression worse. Try setting a goal to be more active most days of the week. Start slow by taking 20 minute walks, 3 to 4 times a week. Learn more in the link below and feel free to call us at (423)-855-8220 to find out what services we offer or for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression-and-exercise/art-20046495
Thank you to Hixson United Methodist Church for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are so grateful for your generous support.
It's time to get signed up for the VIM 5k Run & Walk for Health! Registration is just $25 and 100% of your fee will go to support healthcare for our uninsured friends and neighbors thanks to our underwriter SunTrust Bank. Finisher medals and t-shirts are included! Come out and have a great time with us on June 3, 2017 at Camp Jordan!
Here's the course! Sign up today for the VIM 5k Run and Walk for Health on June 3: https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12736/volunteers-in-medicine-5k
I was sick and you cared for me ...Matthew 25