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Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative

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BVMI provides free primary healthcare to low-income Bergen County residents who do not have health insurance. Our patients lack the means to pay for medical care; BVMI keeps our patients out of local Emergency Departments.

Healthcare professionals are at the heart of BVMI. A team of 65 volunteer physicians, nurses and other medical scribes provide medical care for BVMI’s patients. Our scribes specialize in charting physician-patient encounters during medical exams.

If you are a student getting ready to attend medical school or presently in medical school and are looking for experience, BVMI is the right place for you. This volunteer position offers one-on-one collaboration with a physician and is unprecedented in terms of exposure to real medicine in practice. Our scribes learn about patient care on the job in real time.

The center is open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Tuesday and Thursday we are open until 7pm and we are flexible in terms of how often and how much time you spend at BVMI

Our patients come from many different backgrounds; please let us know if you are bilingual (Spanish, Korean, Chinese, etc).

For more information about BVMI, please visit www.bvmi,org.

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About Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative


75 Essex Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601, US

Mission Statement

Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative provides FREE primary care to low-income, working Bergen County, NJ residents who do not have health insurance. Our goal is to keep our patients out of the emergency room. We believe that how people are treated during a visit to BVMI’s Healthcare Center is as important as the medical care they receive.


BVMI is a nonprofit healthcare center which opened in November, 2009. In 2017, we served over 1,200 patients in more than 7,000 visits. Care is provided by volunteer doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and other clinicians. BVMI is supported solely through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations and is one of 100 Volunteers in Medicine clinics in the US. We recently were awarded the Platinum status on Guidestar--a premier authority on non-profit organizations. Check us out!


We'll work with your schedule.


75 Essex StreetSuite 100Hackensack, NJ 07601



  • People Skills
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Basic Computer Skills




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hour time commitment would be optimal

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