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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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May 24, 3:00 PM ET
#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.
May 22, 11:16 AM ET
Thank you to Warren & Griffin, P.C. for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are *so* grateful for your generous support.
May 18, 12:51 PM ET
Live drawing for free registration!
May 17, 2:12 PM ET
#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
May 16, 10:30 AM ET
Thank you to Hixson United Methodist Church for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are so grateful for your generous support.
May 15, 5:36 PM ET
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!
May 15, 5:16 PM ET
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
May 10, 2:00 PM ET
Thank you to St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are so grateful for your generous support.
May 10, 1:12 PM ET
CONTEST! ENTER TO WIN! It's giveaway time! “LIKE” and “SHARE” our flyer for a chance to win free registration for Volunteers in Medicine's 5k for Health held on Saturday, June 3rd. One winner will be randomly selected and announced next Wednesday, May 17th.
May 10, 12:24 PM ET
Thank you J103 for being a generous sponsor for Volunteers in Medicine's 5k for Health this year. We are incredibly grateful for your support.
May 9, 12:20 PM ET
FYI
May 8, 8:46 AM ET
In the news! Thanks Debra for always being so willing to share your story!
May 2, 11:39 AM ET
Volunteers in Medicine 5K Run You are invited! Join us for our 2nd annual 5k run! A BIG thank you to our sponsors this year; Suntrust Bank, March Adams & Associates, Inc. Consulting Engineers and The Hawks Group. This is so much more than a race . . . this is our opportunity to give to those in the community who desperately need our help! All proceeds from the race will go to providing healthcare to the residents of Chattanooga who otherwise could never afford it. So come out, support your community, bring your friends, start a team and most of all have FUN! Please register in the link provided. https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12736/volunteers-in-medicine-5k
May 1, 1:11 PM ET
Thank you to Silverdale Baptist Church for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are so grateful for your generous support.
April 28, 11:28 AM ET
The donations are in, the bills are paid ... here is how the BandAid Benefit turned out!
April 27, 11:23 AM ET
Hey! It's VIM in the news :)
April 26, 4:26 PM ET
We are so grateful to Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe and Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe for selecting Volunteers in Medicine as a partner in their Chocolate & Charity promotion. A percentage of each slice of cake sold will come to us to fund our free medical services! This starts Monday May 1 ... so let's eat all the cake next month!
April 24, 11:39 AM ET
Thank you to Christ Church for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are so grateful for your generous support.
April 20, 3:35 PM ET
Volunteers in Medicine 5K Run You are invited! Join us for our 2nd annual 5k run! A BIG thank you to our sponsors this year; Suntrust Bank, March Adams & Associates, Inc. Consulting Engineers. When: June 3rd, 07:30 AM. Location: Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge, TN. About: This is so much more than a race . . . this is our opportunity to give to those in the community who desperately need our help! All proceeds from the race will go to providing healthcare to the residents of Chattanooga who otherwise could never afford it. So come out, support your community, bring your friends, start a team and most of all have FUN! Register online today in the link below. https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12736/volunteers-in-medicine-5k
April 19, 1:00 PM ET
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/10/06/5-healthy-lifestyle-changes.aspx #WellnessWednesday According to American Heart Association heart disease claimed around 1.2 million lives in 2016. Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for Americans. Here at Volunteers in Medicine, we see many patients for heart related issues, we would like to educate and help our patients recognize symptoms and practice preventative care for this disease. There are many steps you can take in order to protect your heart and reduce your risk of heart disease. Don't ever wait until you experience heart attack symptoms to take action. For more information and to find out what services we offer please call us 423-855-8220.
April 17, 2:16 PM ET
Thank you to CVS Health Foundation for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are so grateful for your generous support.
April 17, 1:00 PM ET
“During a time of great uncertainty in my life, I found Volunteers in Medicine. I call it a God thing, because I was worried about only one health problem (high blood pressure), when it turns out cancer was found during a baseline screening. I cannot thank VIM or the community that supports this organization enough.” - Patient at VIM Here at VIM we provide a full service medical clinic to those who have no access to public or private health insurance. Our mission is to understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved in our community. Help us impact the lives of those within the community today. Give us a call at (423)-855-8220. Find out how you can volunteer with us and donate now!
April 12, 1:00 PM ET
#WellnessWednesday: Trying to lower your cholesterol? An easy first step to lowering “bad” cholesterol can be as simple as having a bowl of oatmeal or cereal with oats for breakfast. Oats contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber reduces the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream which stabilizes blood glucose levels and lowers cholesterol. It's a delicious way to start the day and make your heart happy!
April 11, 11:18 AM ET
Thank you to Ridgedale Baptist Church for sponsoring the clinic this week! We are so grateful for your generous support.
April 6, 4:00 PM ET
We are extremely excited to share with everyone our new clinic video! A special thank you to WRCB Channel 3 Eyewitness News for all their hard work that went into the production of this video.

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