SVIM clinic

UPDATE!  Sequatchie Volunteers In Medicine (SVIM) clinic is shutting down their clinic due to the Affordable Care Act requiring everyone to obtain health insurance.  We have been blessed to have served our community and residents since Nov. 2011.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

  •        Proof of Sequatchie County residency (at least 90 days)
  •        Denial or Drop letter from TennCare or other insurance
  •        Letter from employer (on company letterhead) stating you do not receive health insurance through work
  •        Proof of household income
  •        SNAP benefit card
  •        Photo Identification





Grand Opening


Sequatchie Volunteers in Medicine (SVIM) officially opened their doors to the uninsured of Sequatchie County with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, November 18 at 1PM.  Those present at the ribbon cutting ceremony were President, Chuck Cleveland; Medical Director, Dr. Hiltrud Thurmann; Clinic Director, Phoebe Cleveland; Board members, Greg and Becky Tholken; volunteer nurses, Michelle Camp, Sydney Davis, and Tina Newman; and volunteer greeter, Debbie Shefler. SVIM will be seeing patients by appointment only one Sunday per month at the facilities of Dunlap Medical Center, 67 Cates Street.  In order to obtain an appointment, you must first be screened for eligibility, please call
(423) 785-7618 to obtain an eligibility screening appointment.  Dr. Hiltrud Thurmann, an Internist will be caring for the needs of qualified patients.  SVIM is a 501c3 non-profit organization, operating completely on tax-deductible donations.  During their first clinic, SVIM saw 9 pre-qualified patients.

Volunteering Needs:
Physician Assistants
Nurse Practitioners
Clerical Help
Prayer Warriors
Smiling Faces

If you are able to help out in any of the above mentioned areas, please call (423)785-7618 or email us at