Medical Services & Support

GENERAL MEDICAL SERVICES

CVIM is the “medical home” for our patients. We are like a family practice, providing primary care and chronic disease management services. We provide physical exams, wellness education, and respond to acute illnesses such as the flu or sinus infections. Patients visit us to treat and manage chronic illnesses, such as:

  •  Diabetes
  •  Depression
  •  High Blood Pressure
  •  Anxiety
  •  High Cholesterol

WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICES

  • Cancer Screening
  • Menstrual Period Issues
  • STIs
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
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Note that CVIM does not provide surgical services, prenatal care or emergency treatment.

 CASE MANAGEMENT

At CVIM, we understand that basic needs such as housing, heat and food are important to your health. We offer case management services to anyone living or working in the Centre County to help them access other services and enroll in benefit programs.         

We help with…

  • Completion of Medical Assistance Applications
  • Completion of Food Stamps Applications
  • Navigation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Refer to local community resources
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Hearing Aide Assistance

MEDICATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Managing a chronic illness or treating an acute condition often requires medications. CVIM is able to provide most medicines to our patients at no cost. We also provide our patients with medication education so that they understand the importance of the medication and why taking it as prescribed it important.

We obtain medications for them by:

  • Processing patient applications to “Indigent Drug Programs” offered by pharmaceutical companies
  • Purchasing bulk quantities at discounted prices, thanks to the generosity of Mount Nittany Health
  • Paying for patient scripts at partner pharmacies when the medicine is one not usually available

A THANKFUL PATIENT

Amanda’s Story

I have been without insurance for 3-years as a result of my divorce and I am unable to afford Obama Care.  How quickly health can degrade in the thrives of depression and crisis such as divorce.  I neglected my health and my teeth.  I felt like a car that had been parked under a sappy tree for years.  My self-esteem, my mental health, even my spirituality seemed affected by this neglect.

When I moved to Central PA with my children, ages 7 and 9, I heard about CVIM from a girlfriend of mine.  She was very enthusiastic, so I thought I would try.

Upon being accepted, I cry each time I come to CVIM…tears of JOY!

Every person has shown me compassion.  There has been absolutely no judgement as I shared my vulnerability and a body that has been through divorce, depression, anxiety, poor decision making and relocation.  Finally, redemption and transformation!!!

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