November 17, 2023

Volunteers in Medicine Receives Generous Grant to Expand Access to Healthcare for Uninsured and Low-Income Residents 

Staff & Wire Reports

Volunteers in Medicine (VIM), a leading healthcare provider in the Coachella Valley, has announced the receipt of a substantial grant from the esteemed Desert Healthcare District. The grant will play a pivotal role in advancing VIM’s mission to provide quality healthcare services to uninsured and low-income individuals across the region.

The funds received from the Desert Healthcare District will be utilized to support and enhance our provision of primary medical visits for those in our community who face barriers to accessing healthcare services. This grant will enable us to expand our outreach efforts and ensure that essential medical care is accessible to individuals and families in need.

“We are deeply grateful to the Desert Healthcare District for their unwavering commitment to improving healthcare access in our community. This grant will make a significant impact on the lives of those who are uninsured or facing financial hardships, allowing them to receive the medical attention they require,” said Doug J. Morin, Executive Director.

In addition to facilitating primary medical visits, including laboratory testing and imaging services, the grant will also contribute to our community outreach initiatives. By collaborating with local organizations and community leaders, we aim to raise awareness about the importance of healthcare and promote preventive care measures within the community.

VIM is dedicated to addressing healthcare disparities and ensuring that everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances, has access to the medical care they need. The support from Desert Healthcare District aligns seamlessly with our commitment to community health and well-being.

Volunteers in Medicine, the only free healthcare clinic in the desert, never charges patients for the services they receive.  Its clinics, located in Indio and Palm Springs, provide care by licensed and qualified professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to provide culturally sensitive care to low-income members of the community.

For more information about Volunteers in Medicine and its programs, please visit


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