• Greater Bergen Community Action


In November 2009, the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) opened its door as the only healthcare center to provide free primary care to working, low-income Bergen County residents who don’t have insurance. Their vision is to improve the health and well-being of the people they serve, reduce the use of hospital emergency services, and serve as a model of improving access to healthcare through volunteerism. BVMI aims to address the distinct needs of their patients through the Diabetes Care and Education Program, the Women’s Health Initiative and other chronic disease management programs. Today, BVMI has a dedicated team of 65 volunteer healthcare practitioners providing care to 1,000 patients annually.


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Greater Bergen Community Action is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit Community Action Agency. Established in 1967, Greater Bergen is part of a nationwide network of poverty-fighting enterprises which were established as part of the nation’s effort to address the intractable and persistent problem of poverty in America.

Contact Us

GBCA Headquarters
392 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601


Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 22-1818014