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What we do

BVMI provides free primary, preventive, urgent and chronic medical care to low-income working Bergen County residents who do not have medical insurance or the means to pay for care. Individuals/families may earn up to 250% of the federal poverty level.


How we operate

BVMI is a licensed, ambulatory healthcare center located in Hackensack, NJ. Patients are seen by appointment five days a week.


How we serve Bergen County

Bergen County is one of the ten most prosperous counties in the nation with a per capita income of $44,978 and median household income of $88,487.


Despite this wealth, 6.9% of the county’s residents live below the federal poverty level.


Nearly 46,000* Bergen County adults with a household income less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level are living without health insurance and may be eligible for BVMI's services. *opendatanetwork.com

More than 13% of Bergen County residents have no health insurance.



More than 13% of Bergen County residents have no health insurance.



Volunteers are the heart of our success

A team of more than 60 volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals provide medical care for BVMI’s patients. More than 200 specialists in private practice have agreed to see patients at no charge.


Our generous local healthcare providers

All five Bergen County hospitals* provide x-rays, mammograms, colonoscopies, and other diagnostic procedures for our patients. BD donates medical supplies, and Quest Diagnostics provides comprehensive laboratory services.


The results speak for themselves

BVMI provided 7,000 medical visits for 1,200 patients in 2017.


Through early intervention and consistent treatment of patients, BVMI has been able to stabilize chronic conditions, help reduce infectious disease and decrease Emergency Room visits

Nearly 46,000 Bergen County adults earning less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level  are living without insurance. 



Programs benefited by corporate and foundation donors 

BVMI has two signature programs: the Diabetes Patient Care and Education Program and the Women’s Health Initiative. BVMI strives to improve healthcare literacy and expand access to healthcare for underserved communities. This has been accomplished through the generosity of many corporate and foundation donors including the Aetna Foundation, Russell Berrie Foundation, CVS  Health Foundation, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, OritaniBank Foundation, Provident Bank Foundation, Susan G. Komen Foundation and TD Bank.


100% funded by private donations

BVMI does not receive any government funding, is not reimbursed by insurance companies and does not charge patients for services provided. BVMI relies entirely on contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.

* New Bridge Medical Center, Englewood Health, Hackensack University Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center and The Valley Hospital