Patient Eligibility

Am I eligible for care at VIM Berkshires?

If you are an adult aged 19-64 living in the Berkshire Region, are currently uninsured and do not have a primary care provider, then VIM Berkshires may be able to help.

You may qualify for medical care if:

  • You have income at or below 300% of Federal Poverty Guidelines, or about $35,000/year for one person or  $70,000/year for a family of four.
  • You reside in Berkshire County and certain nearby towns in Connecticut and New York.

You may qualify for dental care if:

  • You have income at or below 300% of Federal Poverty Guidelines, about $35,000/year for one person or $70,000/year for a family of four.
  • You reside in Berkshire County and certain nearby towns in Connecticut and New York.
  • Ages:  Between 19 and 70 years old.

Who are VIM’s patients?

Our patients may be your friends and neighbors. Some are part-time workers and some are small business owners. All are economically distressed and struggling, typically work multiple jobs and often experience difficult living situations.

Our patients are at the heart of our local economy: working in shops, hotels and restaurants; doing landscaping, construction, housekeeping and farming; providing caregiving and other personal services; and, contributing to the creative and performing arts community.

Who Provides VIM’s health care services?

At the VIM clinic, you will be served by volunteer clinicians including physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses; dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants; optometrists and their assistants; psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists; acupuncturists, nutritionists, and massage therapists. 

What can I expect if I become a VIM patient?

During a typical visit, clinicians address more than one medical concern. As a VIM patient, you may be examined by a physician, receive nutrition counseling and have an optometry appointment all in one day, under the same roof. We also offer an extended network of specialists who see our patients in their private offices or other facilities when needed.

What does VIM expect of me?

At VIM, we expect you to be on time for all of your visits.  We also ask that you call at least 24 hours ahead of time if you must cancel an appointment.  Every effort will be made to accommodate your work and family demands.

We also ask that you ask questions!  We will help you to move toward a healthier, happier life, but we need your full participation in your own health care. 

Finally, if at all possible, we ask that our patients donate any small amount they can to help keep the clinic going.  Donations are accepted at our front desk.  Thank you.

How do I become a VIM patient?

If you believe you qualify for care, please contact the clinic at (413) 528-4014.