Services Provided

CVIM provides medical and dental care, case management and necessary medications at no cost to qualified uninsured and under-insured  residents of Centre County and those working in Centre County who live in neighboring counties that do not have free clinics or programs to meet their medical needs. Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers and other licensed clinicians volunteer their time to provide care to our patients

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

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

     Women’s Health

  • Cancer Screening
  • Menstrual Period Issues
  • STIs
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling

Dental Clinic Services:
Dental care is hard to come by in Centre County, even if you have insurance. Currently, 1200 people are waiting for dental appointments at CVIM. Many of the patients in our dental clinic have not been able to obtain or afford dental care for years, and several visits are needed to regain good oral health. The services most provided at CVIM are:

  • Emergency evaluations for patients experiencing pain or swelling
  • Extractions
  • Restorative care
  • Basic dental hygiene cleanings
  • Specialty and diagnostic referrals

CVIM does not provide:

  • Surgery, Prenatal Care or Emergency Treatment
  • Cosmetic dentistry, Dentures (CVIM may be able to help obtain funding for dentures), Bridges or Crowns
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 in the 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: 
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 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
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