who we are
Volunteers In Medicine Berkshires was created by a dedicated group of healthcare professionals, business people, and community volunteers during 2003. A year later, VIM welcomed our first patients at our current location in Great Barrington.
Since opening in 2004, demand for VIM’s services has been growing. In spite of government insurance programs, thousands of Berkshire residents have qualified for VIM’s free health care. Some are treated for a brief period and then become enrolled in a community health program. But for hundreds of others, VIM becomes their medical home.
Over the next few years, acupuncture, nutrition counseling and massage therapy were added.
Today, about 70 healthcare providers and a small paid staff treat roughly 1,000 patients during about 5,500 patient visits a year.