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VVIM and B-CU Hold Partnership Reception

Pictured from left to right: Volusia Volunteers in Medicine Board of Directors Dr. Aubrey E. Long, Dr. Sam Cay, Mrs. Francene Barnes, Mrs. Sandra C. Strapp, Dr. Deanna Wathington, Mr. Jim Dixon

Volusia Volunteers In Medicine (VVIM) provide free, compassionate healthcare to working uninsured individuals ages 18-64. The all-volunteer staff include physicians, nurses and social workers. Services are provided at the B-CU Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity located at 113 Lochart Street in Daytona Beach FL. B-CU provides annual in-kind services to the free health clinic.

VVIM volunteers and community partners gathered on Thursday, May 23, 2019, for a reception at the Odessa Chambliss Center where they pledged to redouble their efforts to provide healthcare to the working uninsured. To date, more than 400 beneficiaries have received healthcare at the free clinic.

VVIM is open to receive new patients. To be eligible, you must have a permanent address in Volusia County, not be presently covered by health insurance, are presently employed or employed within the past 12 months, and are at or below 200% poverty level. Visit or contact 386-316-2771 for more information. Kind and courteous health providers look forward to serving you with the utmost dignity.

Community partners are Americares, Bethune-Cookman University, City of Daytona Beach, Cobb Cole, Community Counseling Center, Florida Hospital, Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Halifax Health, Intracoastal Bank, Petrock College of Health Sciences, Twin Lakes, Quest, Stewart-Marchman Act Behavioral Healthcare and Volusia Medical Society.

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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