Voluntary Initiative Program (VIP)

MSD has renewed the contract with the Division of Public Health (DPH) to continue the Voluntary Initiative Program into the fiscal year 2022. This makes this the 20th  consecutive year that MSD has proudly served the community in this capacity. The staff at MSD and the network of contributing physicians throughout the state will continue to serve the uninsured, low income residents of Delaware who are enrolled in the Health Care Connection program through DPH.

If you are a physician interested in participating or you have questions regarding the VIP program, please contact Michelle Seymour at 302-224-4905 or email Michelle.Seymour@medsocdel.org

The Voluntary Initiative Program (VIP) is part of the Health Care Connection (HCC), a state-funded program that helps coordinate charitable services by physicians and provides additional health service resources for patients. Physician participation adds value and improves medical outcomes for patients enrolled in HCC.

  • VIP physicians provide medical services to uninsured consumers enrolled through HCC.
  • VIP enrolls physician members on a voluntary basis to provide medical care throughout Delaware to uninsured and under-insured patients at no or low cost to them.
  • Patients being served by VIP receive pro-bono or income-based, discounted care for routine prevention care and screenings; acute care; medical specialty care; allied health, diagnostic lab, and imaging services; and pharmacy assistance.
  • The VIP Medication Assistance Program addresses the growing prescription assistance needs of uninsured and under-insured Delawareans.


Professional external evaluation of the program has shown that patients:

  • Increase their rate for completion of preventive screenings
  • Reduce the use of emergency department services
  • Lower their length of hospital stays
  • Improve their management of chronic diseases
  • Self-report increased satisfaction with their health care
  • Utilize no-cost or discounted ancillary services such as laboratory services, radiology, physical therapy, etc.


Number of physicians currently enrolled in VIP:

• Primary Care Physicians:

• Specialists:

(As of 4/2021)





Number of patients currently served through the
VIP Medication Assistance Program:

From 2007 to present (As of 12/2019)


Number of prescriptions filled:

From 2007 to present (As of 12/2019)



Amount of cost savings for prescriptions filled:

From 2007 to present (As of 12/2019)



Assignment to Primary Care Physicians  1459

Referrals to Specialists


As of 4/2021

The MSD Campaign for Kids is an initiative of the Medical Society of Delaware launched in 2013 focusing on seven critical issues that affect young Delawareans and their families:

  • Obesity
  • Bullying
  • Violence
  • Intelligent Decisions
  • Opioid Use
  • Underage Drinking
  • Suicide Prevention

This initiative encompasses teen, parent, and health care professional education presentations by experts on each focus issue.The following strategies are used to achieve the goals of this campaign.

  • Physician volunteers will visit Delaware schools to educate students on these issues.
  • A public lecture series presents on each of the seven topics for parents, health care professionals, and educators to gain insight to address these topics with our youth.
  • Medical Society of Delaware Campaign for Kids 5k Run/Walk and Health Fair

Healthy Living Week

Healthy Living week was developed by the MSD School Health Committee to promote the MSD goal of educating students and schools on current physical, mental health, social, and safety issues.  This year, MSD physicians traveled to 20 different public middle schools talking with 7th grade students during Healthy Living Week.