Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) provides a local solution to a national problem – access to healthcare. The services we provide include primary medical care, among many others, at no cost to adults in the Coachella Valley who are uninsured or under-insured.
About Coachella Valley Volunteers In Medicine (VIM)
As a community safety net, our Health Center 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 Health Center instead of visiting local hospital emergency rooms to receive care for non-life-threatening conditions. A visit to the VIM will avoid costly out-of-pocket expenses for uninsured patients, while providing them with high-quality, compassionate care. VIM 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 VIM new Health Center in November 2010. The only no-cost healthcare center 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 care at the local level.
VIM Health Center in Indio
The VIM Health Center is located in the city of Indio on Avenue 48 west of Jackson St., with Sun Line Transit’s Bus Route 80 servicing the healthcare center with a stop directly in front of our building.
VIM Health Center in Palm Springs
Our Palm Springs location is conveniently located across from Desert Regional Medical Center at 555 Tachevah Drive, Suite 1W-204.Bus Routes 1 and 4; both have stops on Indian Canyon and Tachevah Drive, just one block from our clinic.
Our phone number for both locations is (760) 342-4414.