The Guerrero Clinic provides eye, dental and other medical care to the indigent people within the state of Chihuahua and other parts of Mexico.
We serve multiple populations including Mexican, Mennonite, and the Tarahumara Indians.
We provide volunteer opportunities for medical and non-medical people, students (high school age and up) and families. it is a great experience for parent/child or grandparent/child to share. Volunteering at the clinic is a fun and exciting way for students to earn community service hours. It also provides needed experience and application material for students looking at college or medical careers.
While having language skills in either Spanish or German are helpful, they are not necessary.
Our 5 day clinics are staffed by volunteers from both the United States and Mexico.
Day 1 (Tuesday) is a travel day with an orientation at the clinic in the late afternoon.
Days 2-4. (Wednesday - Friday) Patients are seen. Surgeries are performed
Day 5 (Saturday) Travel day to return home.
There are generally 3 eye/dental clinics per year. Our larger ones are in the spring (March or April) and fall (September or October). The other one is in June.
There is also one plastic surgery clinic per year.
Between 750 and 1,000 patients are seen during a 5 day clinic. Cataract or other surgery is performed on approximately one quarter of the seen patients. Glasses are prescribed, manufactured and fitted when appropriate for patients.
All patients are treated at no charge to them. The clinic was told that it provides approximately 60% of the indigent care in the state of Chihuahua.
If volunteering is not for you, we appreciate cash or in-kind donations to help us keep the lights on and provide high quality services to those in need who cannot afford.