About Coachella Valley Volunteers In Medicine



Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM) provides a local solution to a national problem – access to healthcare. We believe that everyone has the right to healthcare. The services we provide include primary medical and dental, among many others, at no cost to adults in the Coachella Valley who are uninsured or under-insured.

As a community safety net, our clinic treats the whole person by addressing chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. We also treat acute conditions, such as, colds, flu, preventive medicine, diet, and emotional health. In addition to direct patient care, we provide health education and wellness programs, case management and community referrals for patients. Patients are encouraged to schedule appointments with the clinic instead of visiting local hospital emergency rooms to receive care for non-life-threatening conditions. A visit to the CVVIM will avoid costly out-of-pocket expenses for uninsured patients, while providing them with high-quality, compassionate care. CVVIM is a member of Volunteers in Medicine, a national nonprofit alliance with more than 90 free clinics across the U.S., whose mission is to provide healthcare services in a compassionate, caring way to our neighbors in need.

The first uninsured, low-income patients walked through the doors of CVVIM new clinic in November 2010. The only no-cost clinic in the Coachella Valley, it took three years of planning to make the dream a reality. A dedicated and diligent group of healthcare and community volunteers along with governmental leaders championed the cause of helping neighbors in need have access to medical and dental care at the local level.

The CVVIM clinic, built by the County of Riverside and leased to Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, offers:

Six patient exam rooms
Two fully-equipped dental operatories
Ancillary clinical rooms
A community room for group meetings of 25-50 people
Plenty of free parking surrounding the clinic

We are located in the city of Indio on Avenue 48 west of Jackson St., with Sun Line Transit’s bus route 80 servicing the clinic with a stop directly in front of our building.
Click to view CVVIM Audited Financial Statements