BVMI: The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative

BVMI provides free primary medical care to low-income, working Bergen County Residents

*who do not have healthy insurance or the means to pay for care.

If uninsured and need a doctor, perhaps BVMI can help. You may qualify for FREE healthcare if:

Someone in your household is working and you either live or work in Bergen County and your household meets the income guidelines:

1 person: up to $35,640.00 annually

2 people: up to $48,060.00 annually

3 people: up to $60,450.00 annually

4 people: up to $72,900.00 annually

Call (201) 342-2478 to find out if you qualify. Eligibility screening is by appointment only.

BVMU Healthcare Center

Hackensack, NJ  07601

(201) 342-2478

Please follow the following file or link attachments.

GBCA Builds New Medical Clinic

Since 2009, Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, a non-profit health care organization has deployed the talents and skills of volunteer doctors, nurses and medical professionals in service to those in our community who have no health insurance.

BVMI’s partnership with GBCA was central to its early success, when GBCA built for BVMI, a new state of the art health clinic at 241 Moore Street in Hackensack. This home has been ground zero for meeting the health care needs of 1000 people annually through a network of over 200 specialists.

As momentum has built for the revitalization of downtown Hackensack, GBCA has plans to repurpose in Main Street property by building a new residential and retail building in what currently houses the BVMI clinic. Thus, BVMI is once again in need of a new home and once again, GBCA is pleased to step up to the task.

As we speak, GBCA’s construction team is building a brand new, expanded clinic for BVMI at 75 Essex Street in Hackensack. It will include six exam rooms, three doctor consult rooms, a nurse’s station, a lab, medical records room and a secure medication storage along with reception and patient waiting rooms.

“I think BVMI is one of the most impressive organizations I have seen in my 30 years of community-building work,” remarked GBCA CEO Bob Halsch. “It is just such partners that President Lyndon Johnson contemplated that we invest in when he created Community Action at the drawing of the War on Poverty.”

VMI’s Executive Director, Amanda Missey, commented “GBCA was with us at the beginning when we had so much energy and commitment,  but no place to actually serve our patients. Our two organizations have a shared mission and values and we are natural partners in our mutual pursuit of a more healthful and vital life for all in our community.”

*From the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative pamphlet/Greater Bergen Community Action Inc.

*BVMI service is not intended fro Medicare beneficiaries.

*Disclaimer: I have never used this service so I have no opinion on it either yes or no. Please call their number for information on the plan.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to BVMI: The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative

  1. jwatrel says:

    This program was just emailed to me and I thought many readers might be interested in this program. Please call their number for more details.

    Liked by 1 person

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