VIM Chattanooga delivered medical care to 425 patients with 2,140 patient visits during 2021.
At the end of 2021, the clinic had logged well over 75,000 patient visits valued at more than $26 million at clinic rates and $110 million at conservative emergency room rates.
The clinic meets three dynamic criteria:
Meets the medical needs of low income, uninsured clients at a greatly reduced rate due to medical volunteers;
Activates more than 100 volunteers on a quarterly basis who are seeking a rewarding, worthwhile experience; and
Eases the burden on county hospitals and taxpayers by averting costly emergency care.
Our patients are 68% Caucasian, 32% minorities, with 62% being female. Many patients are in their mid 50s to early 60s. They have primarily worked their entire adult lives but have been downsized or retired without insurance.
Cost for one patient visit: $168
Value delivered for one patient visit: $518/clinic rate or $2,588/ER rates.