How You Can Make a Difference
BVMI opened its doors in 2009, after five years of “friend-raising” and fundraising to realize the vision of providing free healthcare to low-income residents of Bergen County who are working but have no health insurance.
BVMI is a remarkably lean and efficient organization. With an annual budget of just $900,000, we serve about 1,000 patients.
For every $9 we spend, $8 is used for the medical care of our patients.
We are able to do this by utilizing the skills and talents of volunteer doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists, social workers and office volunteers.
Volunteers provide more than $500,000 annually in pro bono service to BVMI!
BVMI does not accept payment from patients. We do not receive reimbursement from insurance companies. And we do not receive any funding from the government. We rely completely on the generosity of individual, corporate and foundation donors.
Your gift to BVMI makes it possible for us to provide free healthcare to Bergen County residents who struggle every day to pay rent and put food on the table.