Who We Are
We are a volunteer-based medical facility providing health care for the working uninsured in need of medical care. We provide quality, charitable health care and preventative medical services in a caring environment to the working uninsured in Volusia County and the greater Daytona Beach area. The facility is not an emergency room or a walk-in clinic, but an appointment only primary care clinic. Patients will have to meet certain criteria before being seen. We are an initiative of the Daytona Beach Vision Foundation and are in partnership with Halifax Hospital, Florida Hospital, Bethune Cookman University, the Volusia County Health Department and other community health organizations. Widespread community support has included medical equipment and service, volunteers, and donations.
The Volusia Volunteers in Medicine clinic began providing free health care to the working uninsured residents of Volusia County in August of 2015. Since then, the clinic has grown to more than 30 hours of patient care each week and has seen more than 500 patients.
Quality medical care begins with skilled, experienced and caring professionals. Our patients are taken care of by a volunteer physicians and medical providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses in our community. For us to thrive, we rely upon the volunteerism, donations, and the dedication of caring professionals in our community. Please contact us if you would like to help and donate your time or resources to our cause.
Benefits of a Community Health Center
Healthier workforce in our community.
Reduces hospital emergency care visits for chronic illness and indigent patients.
Provides primary healthcare which reduces likelihood of major illnesses (heart attack, stroke, etc.)
Frees up public dollars.
Provides quality health care in a loving and caring environment.
Provides practical learning opportunities for graduating nursing students.
Builds a stronger sense of community by providing care givers and volunteers the opportunity to improve community health in a loving and caring environment.
7,700 (15%) of Volusia County residents don’t have health insurance.
A visit to the local emergency room costs an average of $2,431.
Daytona Beach citizens identified the need for our primary care clinic.
Unfortunately, Volusia County performs poorly when it comes to health outcomes. We rank 46th of the 64 counties in the state of Florida.
Top chronic conditions treated at our clinic: arthritis, breathing problems, cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, & high blood pressure.
Estimated Type of Care Provided:
16% Short-Term Illness