Are You Eligible for our Services?

Centre Volunteers in Medicine may be able to provide health care at no cost to you.


To qualify for either medical or dental care with us:

  • You must be living or working in Centre County for at least 7 days.
  • You must NOT have insurance for the services for which you are applying (This includes Adult Basic, Access Card/Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Benefits).
  • You must meet our income guidelines. Residents must have a household income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. (see table below)
  • Full-time students at Penn State University or Lock Haven University with access to student health services are NOT eligible to receive services at CVIM.
  • Visitors that have a Temporary Visitor Visa for a period of 6 months or less are NOT eligible for services at CVIM.

To find out if you are eligible to be a patient at CVIM, please do the following:

  • Call 814.231.4043 to complete a Telephone Eligibility Screening.
  • If you qualify, you will be given an appointment to meet with an eligibility assistant.

Please bring the following documents with you to your eligibility appointment:

  • Proof of your address (i.e. a current electric or telephone bill)
  • Photo ID (Driver’s license, passport, other government issued ID)
  • W – 2 Form for the most recent tax year.
  • Copy of the last year’s tax return or Letter of Extension.
  • Proof of household gross income for ALL household members for the recent month
    (i.e. pay stubs, bank statements, proof of income due to disability, unemployment, child support, etc.)

    It is very important that you bring ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS to your appointment.  Without these documents , we cannot determine your eligibility.

    Please provide us with a 24 to 48 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment.

CVIM Income Guidelines
(250% of 2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines: Dental and Medical  Services)

Number in Household    Weekly Income     Monthly Income       Yearly Income
               1                                  $580                          $2,513                        $30,150
               2                                  $781                          $3,383                        $40,600
               3                                  $982                          $4,254                        $51,050
               4                               $1,183                          $5,125                        $61,500
               5                               $1,384                          $5,996                        $71,950
               6                               $1,585                          $6,867                        $82,400
               7                               $1,786                          $7,738                        $92,850
               8                               $1,987                          $8,608                      $103,300
Each Additional member:        $201                             $871                        $10,450
 
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