About Us

Our Mission

Provide quality health care and support for people without access to health care in Southern Nevada within a culture of caring.

Our Vision

To ensure that every man, woman, and child in Southern Nevada has access to health care.

Our Values

Teamwork

Respect

Urgency

Service

Transparency

 

Our History and Background

In 2008 a group of visionaries recognized a significant community problem; many of our citizens did not have any access to affordable health care. At the time, there were more than 400,000 men, women, and children in Clark County who lacked access to medical treatment. That was about 20 percent of the Valley’s population. In January 2010, the VMSN clinic was opened on Harrison Drive in a renovated Clark County Parks Department facility in Paradise Park. The significant economic downturn at both the national and local level caused and continues to cause significant unemployment in Clark County. Today, with our local unemployment rate still hovering around 7 percent, one in six people in the Las Vegas Valley are without health insurance. Even with the advent of health care reform, it is estimated that approximately 225,000 Nevadans will still be without access to health care.

My family and I all have medical conditions that need care. Until I found VMSN I was really scared about how we would survive. VMSN doesn't make you feel less of a person by asking for help. Thank you for saving our lives." -Diana P.

As a nonprofit health organization, VMSN provides medical care and support at no cost to the uninsured and underserved residents of Clark County. VMSN is affiliated with Volunteers in Medicine Institute (VIMI), a national organization, in operation since 1993. The number of Volunteers in Medicine clinics is growing rapidly - as of November 2014, there are currently 97 Volunteers in Medicine Clinics and over 1,200 free and charitable clinics operating within their communities across the country. We provide preventive and wellness health care as well as treatment of acute and chronic illness.

We have markedly improved access to health care for the uninsured, reduced medical emergencies, cut down the number of visits to local emergency rooms, prevented acute hospitalization, and decreased taxpayer burdens. By increasing the health of our patients in the workplace and assisting those who are unemployed to return to the workplace, we are contributing to the growth and well-being of our community. VMSN not only improves the health of our patients, but also improves the health of our community. We provide not only the gift of health, but also the gift of hope.