Accepting New Patients
2400 17th StreetColumbus, IN 47201
Parking and Transportation
Until permanent parking is available, please use the valet service at the main hospital entrance (located on 18th Street from Hawcreek Boulevard), or park in the main visitor lot. Additionally, ColumBUS route #3 stops at this location. Bicycle racks are also available.
Monday8am — 7pmTuesday — Friday8am - 4:30pm
The clinic operates on an appointment basis. This allows clinic staff to schedule patients with the most appropriate provider, based on need. Call 812-375-3660 during clinic hours for scheduling questions.
"We welcome those in need — to come without fear,
And we invite those who serve, to come without pride,
So that their meeting may bring healing and hope to both."
VIMCare, formerly Volunteers In Medicine, opened in 1996 as our community's solution to a critical lack of access to primary healthcare for uninsured Bartholomew County residents. Today, many patients are able to enroll in HIP 2.0, Indiana's Medicaid insurance product, which renders them ineligible for free care. This next-generation clinic, therefore, has been designed to provide access to HIP 2.0 patients as well as the uninsured.
VIMCare provides the same healing, health and hope to the same patients the clinic has always served, plus thousands more. The vision remains the same, even though the name has changed.
VIMCare is a primary care clinic.
The management of chronic disease is a patient care priority. The clinic recognizes that a trusted relationship with a provider, education, pharmaceuticals, and self-care efforts are needed in order to best care for patients. Patients receive this level of care and support at VIMCare.
Regular appointments with healthcare professionals and access to medications are critical in reducing complications, risks, and hospitalizations for patients with chronic disease conditions.
Acute primary care (such as ear infections and strep throat)
Annual physicals and sports physicals
Chronic care management (such as high blood pressure and diabetes)
Behavioral health (such as mental health and substance misuse)
Lifestyle and education programs
Who is eligible to be a VIMCare patient?
Patients with HIP 2.0 or other Medicaid coverage, or
Uninsured patients who reside in Bartholomew County
The clinic operates on an appointment basis. This allows clinic staff to schedule patients with the most appropriate provider, based on need. Call (812) 375-3660 during clinic hours for scheduling questions.
Charitable support is essential for the clinic's success. Columbus Regional Health Foundation is the primary philanthropic funder for VIMCare. Contributions may be made in two ways:
The annual Reverse Raffle, held every November on the second Friday evening, is another way that the community provides support for VIMCare.
Register or buy tickets for the 2016 Reverse Raffle below.
Many drug companies have programs to help people who have long-term medication needs. The Medication Assistance Program at VIMCare, working with the patient’s physician, helps such people apply for free or low-cost medicine offered by drug companies.