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Volunteers In Medicine HHI Patient Eligibility
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Patient Eligibility & Registration

VIM Clinic records close to 30,000 patient visits annually with an active patient base of 10,000 individuals. We always welcome those in need of healthcare to review the eligibility requirements and visit the Clinic during New Patient Registration times listed below.

 

New Patient Registration Hours

If you wish to become a new patient at VIM Clinic, registration is only in-person and on Monday and Wednesday afternoons between 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Once registered, you will be able to make appointments for medical, dental and mental health care services.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for care at VIM Clinic, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. You or a member of your immediate family (parent, spouse, adult child) living in the same household must reside or work on Hilton Head or Daufuskie Islands.
  2. You must be a resident or employee on Hilton Head or Daufuskie Island for a minimum of 90 days in order to be eligible for services.
  3. VIM Clinic does not provide care for individuals whose injuries/conditions are work-related or covered by worker’s compensation insurance.
  4. Your family income must be less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (for example, a single adult’s gross monthly income cannot exceed $2,147).
  5. You must have no usable medical insurance.

Documents Required for Eligibility Screening

  1. Income Verification: All family members in the household who earn wages must provide income verification in order to determine the eligibility of each member of the household. Verification should be the most recent month of pay stubs and last year’s income tax return or notarized letters from employers on company letterhead if paid in cash.
  2. Proof of Residency/Employment: Each individual applying for services must provide proof of 90 days residency/employment. Examples include a rent slip, utility bill, school registration, etc. If you are unable to provide this, you may be eligible 90 days after your initial visit to VIM Clinic.
  3. Photo Identification: Each individual must provide some form of photo identification.
  4. Registration: New patients are registered on Monday and Wednesday afternoons only, between 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Patients who need to renew their registration may be re-screened during regular clinic hours.

Dental Clinic Walk-In Policy

Patients without appointments must sign in at 8:30 am. While we strive to see patients without appointments the same day, our ability to do so is dependent on the needs and resources available at the time.

 

Medical Walk-In Policy

Patients without appointments must sign in between the hours of 8:30 am – 10:30 am. While we strive to see patients without appointments the same day, our ability to do so is dependent on the needs and resources available at the time.

Screening Policy
  1. Individuals and families must be approved during a New Patient Registration prior to scheduling an appointment or being seen as a walk-in patient.
  2. All patients are re-screened yearly, some more often.
  3. Medical and dental services will not be provided to individuals and families until VIM Clinic’s eligibility and documentation requirements have been met.

Alternative Care and Emergency Care

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic does not offer after-hours care. There is no medical or administrative staff on duty after Clinic hours. Please see the following resources for alternative and emergency care:

 

Alternative Care

The Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health Center and Hardeeville Clinic are alternatives for treatment.

 

Emergency Care

In the event of a medical emergency, you should call 911 or go immediately to the emergency department at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center.