Just as the many parts of the human body must work together harmoniously to be in good health, the various programs and facets of our clinic are designed to be seamlessly integrated for you to access all our major services.
Our volunteer physicians and nurses donate their time to treat patients and provide the highest quality medical care possible. They strive to treat and provide solutions for existing conditions in addition to routine preventive care, including physicals and other recommended examinations.
Behavioral Health Services
We provide access to mental health care for low-income adults including diagnostic services, counseling, and medication. Volunteer counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists support the Behavioral Health program by donating their time onsite.
The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that nearly one in five people suffer from mental illness. Mental health disorders can be exacerbated by stress and studies show that low income individuals are more likely to have higher stress levels. Mental illnesses can include addiction, depression, anxiety and more.
Diabetes Management and Education
We offer one-on-one counseling for diabetic patients. We provide blood glucose monitoring, self-testing tools and classes to educate patients living with diabetes on lifestyle habits and self-management best practices. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to reduce the complications and health issues associated with diabetes. These services are offered both in English and Spanish.
We run an in-house pharmacy that provides you with most medications at no cost. The pharmacy can only dispense medications prescribed by physicians at the Volunteers In Medicine Clinic. We fill and dispense prescriptions during clinic hours only. Please do not wait until you are out of medication to request a refill; plan ahead and allow at least 72 hours for refills. Please note that we are unable to dispense controlled substances.
Women’s Health Care Program
Routine gynecological care, including the annual well-woman visits and other women’s health care is provided at our clinic or arranged for in the community. We also provide mammograms through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
We may offer physical therapy if you are recovering from physical impairments not caused by a motor vehicle accident covered by insurance or a work-related injury covered by workers’ compensation.
Respiratory therapy is available for patients who have difficulty breathing, whether due to asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or other pulmonary or cardiac disorders. Our respiratory therapists will help you understand your disorder and teach you how to manage it.
It can be extremely difficult to quit smoking. Our expert counselors will help you break the habit for good with a comprehensive program that includes group education and support, tips and tricks for quitting, and smoking cessation medications when appropriate.
We have an on-site blood draw so we can draw your blood without sending you elsewhere for lab work. In partnership with PeaceHealth Laboratories, we then send your blood out for the appropriate testing to be done. PeaceHealth Laboratories provides these services free of charge to you and to our clinic.
When your needs go beyond the care our physicians can provide, referrals to specialty health care providers may be available. Specialists in areas such as dermatology, gastroenterology and cardiology often volunteer their time at our clinic, so some specialty care is available on site. If an outside referral is necessary, our staff will assist in facilitating a visit to the specialist if possible, often at little or no-cost.
Become a patient
Patients are screened for eligibility every 6 months from the last screening. Call 541-685-1800 for a pre-screening interview or with any questions.