John Garvey

While growing up I saw friends and neighbors who struggled and were negatively impacted because they had no access to healthcare. I want to be a part of changing that.

Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) provides free, high-quality healthcare to uninsured working people with low incomes to help them live healthy, productive lives and to assure health equity in the Chester County region. CVIM has treated thousands of patients since its opening and last year cared for 4,000 patients during 36,420 visits. Patients can access primary care and speciality care services, dental care and free prescription services for families earning less than 300% of the federal poverty level.

John Garvey grew up with friends and neighbors who lacked access to comprehensive medical services and knew the negative effects this could have on a person’s health. John sees his volunteerism with CVIM as a way to help his community and ensure all people in greater West Chester, Pennsylvania can access high-quality health care. John has served on the CVIM Board for nearly nine years and is past Board Chair. He is currently co-chairing a Campaign Steering Committee and is the consummate CVIM ambassador, always connecting his network to the organization and getting people involved with the mission.