VIM Chattanooga delivered medical care to 458 patients with 2,132 patient visits in 2022.
To date the clinic has logged well over 76,000 patient visits valued at more than $26 million at clinic rates and $110 million at conservative emergency room rates.
Three dynamic criteria:
· Meets the medical needs of low income, uninsured clients at a greatly reduced rate because of the dedicated work of our medical volunteers.
· Activates more than 100 volunteers on a quarterly basis who are seeking a rewarding, worthwhile experience.
· Eases the burden on county hospitals and taxpayers by averting costly emergency care.
Our patients are 68% Caucasian, and 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: $192
Value delivered for one patient visit: $524/clinic rate or $2,620/ER rates.