Approximately 50 million Americans are currently without health insurance. It’s a staggering number. And it’s made even more frightening by the cost of basic health care.
BVMI relies on the volunteer hours of doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses from the community. The organization provides free primary and preventative medical care to people without insurance or means to pay for care.
It is Bergen County’s only state-licensed ambulatory care facility offering free healthcare to people who meet the Federal Poverty guidelines—and are ineligible for government funded health insurance. BVMI is also unique in its adherence to the Culture of Caring philosophy: believing that how people are treated during their visit is as important as the medical care they receive.
Since BVMI’s opening in 2009, more than 50 volunteers have treated over 900 patients.
Amazingly, BVMI’s work is completely reliant on the contributions of individuals, local business (like us), and foundation grants. Support from the community is what keeps the organization alive.
To find out how to donate or volunteer, please visit BVMI’s website: http://www.bvmi.org/. Or ask us about how you can get involved in its Benzel-Busch supported annual raffle and gala.