The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is pleased to announce a partnership with Volusia Volunteers in Medicine. This volunteer-based organization provides free health care for uninsured Volusia County residents. This partnership allows for VVIM to see patients at our DOH-Volusia clinic located at 717 W. Canal St, New Smyrna Beach.
Volusia Volunteers in Medicine are a group of volunteer medical professionals including physicians, physical therapists, nurses, and dentists. They offer free medical care by appointment and also telehealth visits. Patients must be between the ages of 18 and 64, not have health insurance or Medicare, have a permanent address in Volusia County, and meet certain income eligibilities. The VVIM clinic is currently open from 1 to 5 p.m., the first Friday of every month, but may expand hours as capacity becomes available.
A ribbon cutting celebrating the partnership is planned for noon, March 2.
There are many benefits to our community provided by Volusia Volunteers in Medicine including developing a healthier workforce, the reduction of emergency visits especially from residents who can’t afford hospital bills, freeing up public dollars, and building a sense of community by allowing care givers to volunteer their time in their community.
Residents interested in receiving VVIM services must complete an application before an appointment can be scheduled. Applications are available at the clinic or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about their services, please call 386-316-2771. VVIM is a licensed Florida non-profit with a 501(c)(3) designation. Those wishing to donate to VVIM may do so at VolusiaFreeClinic.com.