NORTH WALES, Pa. and BURLINGTON, Vt. — Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and Volunteers in Medicine, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities provide free primary healthcare clinics for families and individuals, have announced their 2014 National Partnership to make healthcare services more readily available to the uninsured.
Currently, there are 96 VIM clinics in 29 states, providing free general primary care, medications and patient education programs — as well as specialized services, such as pediatrics, dentistry, ophthalmology and counseling at some clinics – to thousands of people without access to care. This partnership will strengthen VIM’s ability to open additional clinics across the United States, increase support services to VIM clinics and promote awareness of the organization. In addition, Teva will provide monetary contributions to support the operations of VIM clinics located near a Teva business presence.
VIM supports communities by offering planning assistance at no charge to local organizing individuals or teams that have identified the need for a VIM clinic. VIM staff members guide the clinic development process, providing resources, insight and support through each phase of the clinic development process. Once open, each clinic becomes a member of the VIM Alliance, eligible to receive ongoing services from the national office.