Volunteers in Medicine seeks new space

The organization is searching for a larger location within 5 miles of its Downtown location.

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  • | 1:43 p.m. June 15, 2021
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Volunteers in Medicine is looking for a new location as it seeks to expand its operations from its site at 41 E. Duval St. in Downtown.

“This location has served us well, but in actuality we are busting at the seams,” CEO Jennifer Ryan said in a news release June 15. 

“We are looking for more space to serve more patients, educate the community, and serve in partnerships with other community organizations.”

Volunteers in Medicine provides free outpatient primary and specialty care to the working, low-income or uninsured population. 

The release said the organization wants larger space to accommodate for nutrition and wellness rooms, group education and one-on-one education. 

Its current space is 6,399 square feet, according to the Duval County Property Appraiser. The Salvation Army is listed as the building owner.

The organization seeks a location to buy or for a long-term lease within 5 miles of its current site Downtown at Duval and Ocean streets. 

It also must be accessible to those who use its services. 

“The community need for VIM’s services are greater now more than ever,” board President Ann Carey said in the release. 

“A new and larger facility will give us opportunities to better serve our patients and their families while broadening support services through collaboration and partnerships with other organizations.”

The release said there will be naming opportunities for donors.

Volunteers in Medicine also operates a weekly two-day clinic at 5927 Old Timuquana Road in the Inspire to Rise campus in West Jacksonville.