(April 1, 2018 – Aurora, IN) The first day of patient care at the VIMDOS Clinic will be Wednesday, April 4th, 9 am to 7 pm. To schedule an appointment, please call (812)926-0744. If calling outside of clinic hours, leave a message and a healthcare professional will return your call within 48 hours to schedule your appointment. VIMDOS is still accepting providers and volunteers. If you are interested in donating your time and have an active Indiana license, please email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
The VIMDOS Clinic will serve uninsured or underinsured individuals making less than 275% of the federal poverty guidelines and that live in Dearborn, Ohio, or Switzerland counties. The scope of services that the VIMDOS Clinic will provide can be found in the eligibility and services section of their website, along with a link to an income calculator on every page.
At the VIMDOS Clinic, providers, healthcare professionals, and volunteers give their time freely to care for our community. Patients are never charged for their care. VIMDOS relies on donations and grants to pay for supplies, and other operating costs. Every donation goes a very long way. Each dollar donated to a Volunteers in Medicine clinic produces a $13 return.
Ten months ago, the ability for every person without insurance in Dearborn, Ohio, and Switzerland County to have access to primary health care became a goal for one locally involved Registered Nurse. With the help of community-focused residents, businesses, and organizations, her goal has been realized.
A town hall last summer brought in many inquiring residents and leaders to view a short presentation followed by a discussion about the Volunteers in Medicine, an organization that has helped open nearly 100 free clinics across the country. Regularly scheduled open board meetings then garnered the attention of healthcare professionals, community leaders, legal experts, engineers, educators and more. Those in attendance became the Board of Directors of the Volunteers in Medicine of Dearborn, Ohio, and Switzerland counties, a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit primary health care clinic.
On Wednesday, March 28th the public was invited to tour the clinic and ask questions. Representatives from The Clearing House, the SIEOC Head Start program, Aurora Mayor Donnie Hastings, Ivy Tech Chancellor Mark Graves, Dearborn County Commissioner Shane McHenry, and many more came in and spoke with board members and viewed the facility. (Left to right: Dr. Lynn Eiler – Medical Director, Amanda Vinup-Noell – Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Wilhelm – Clinic Director, Louise Burress – Navigator, Lori Grubbs – Board President)