The People at VIM Berkshires
Who We Are
VIM Berkshires is an organization of healthcare professionals and other volunteers supported by a small paid staff. Our dedicated volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners, about one third of whom are retired, typically address several medical concerns during one office visit. A typical appointment includes medical care combined with services such as mental health counseling, an optometry exam, nutrition advice or a dental treatment all in one day, under the same roof. Our dental team provides full restorative services as well as appropriate hygiene. VIM Berkshires also refers patients to an extended network of specialists when needed.
Who We Serve
We serve adults 19-64 living in the Berkshire region who are currently uninsured and lack access to publicly funded health care programs. Our patients are part of our local economy, working in restaurants, landscaping, beauty salons, housekeeping, the creative and performing arts, farming, personal services, carpentry, construction, and manufacturing. Some are self employed and others are small business owners. All are economically distressed, often working multiple jobs and experiencing erratic living situations. These people are our friends and neighbors. Find out who qualifies for VIM care.