Free Ways to Give Back

lady with glasses holding dog

The holiday season can be a tough time for many. The days are shorter, roads and highways are more congested, and just making it out of the grocery store alive can seem like a major feat. But at the same time, trees and buildings are lit up in festive colors, families and friends are getting together, and people are shopping for others. The Holidays can be either negative or positive – it’s all how you look at it. And one of the best ways to stay positive during the Holidays is by focusing on what they’re all about: giving back to the community. 

Many ways exist to give back to your family, friends and community. Here are a few ideas that consider different talents and ability levels.

  1. Thank you notes-if you have a pen and paper, you can encourage someone! Telling someone how grateful you are for a specific thing they’ve done can really lift someone’s spirits.
  2. Visit those without family, or who can’t be with their family-calling a local nursing home or hospital to check on times and dates to visit with those who aren’t with loved ones this year will do wonders for both you, and your new friend! It can be interesting to hear stories from older generations, and imagine what life was like to live in a different time.
  3. Like animals? Volunteer at a local animal shelter-giving back doesn’t have to just mean to people, although volunteering your time will help with easing the burden of full-time volunteers. Many hands make light work, plus who doesn’t love seeing the excitement on a pet’s face when you’re there to spend time with them?
  4. Clean out your home-If you have gently used clothing, toys, houseware items that you haven’t used, consider donating them to an organization that helps others in need. The organization Give Back Box provides a way to re-use boxes you may already have to ship your gently used donations for free. Visit to learn how to get your free shipping label. It’s a great way to get the collected items out of your home, once you go through the work of cleaning them out.

No matter how you choose to show love this time of year, just remember you don’t have to spend big bucks to care for those around you.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print


By logging in to this portal, I affirm that I have read, understand and agree to abide by the following terms and conditions: 

I certify I am a health care provider, an employee of a health care provider, a business associate of a health care provider, or an employee of a business associate, and the purpose of my access to any Virginia Premier System is related to the provision or payment of health care services.

With respect to all information viewed or obtained from this site, I agree to comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding the confidentiality and integrity of health and medical records. This includes full compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (‘HIPAA’), the HITECH Act, and the Virginia Health Records Privacy Act, and applicable regulations to these laws.

I agree to keep confidential all information related to Virginia Premier System business, including, but not limited to, quality and risk management activities as well as other confidential or personal information concerning the medical, personal, or business affairs of Virginia Premier System and its members.

I agree to notify Virginia Premier System immediately in the event that my network access has been compromised in any way and in the event of unauthorized use or disclosure of any information obtained from the Virginia Premier System network.

Need to register for a new account? Click here.

In order to register for an account, if you would like access to all group NPIs/APIs under a single Tax ID, please enter your Tax ID only. If you would like access to a specific group NPI/API instead, please enter it in the field provided. 

For expedited registration, please provide a Claim number and the Total Billed Charges on the claim when creating your account.

You will receive an email within 3-5 business days with your username and temporary password.

Please call Technical Support for help with Virginia Premier’s Provider Portal at 1-877-814-9909 or email 

Virginia Premier is offering EFT services through PaySpan.

Please click here to sign-up

If you have questions or need help please, contact our Provider Services department at or by calling 804-968-1529.