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 Tarahumara Indians.
We provide volunteer opportunities for medical and non-medical people, adults, students (high school age and up) and families. It is a great experience for parent/child or grandparent/child to share.
While this is a Rotary clinic, volunteers participate from other service organizations such as Lions clubs, health care organizations and the general public.
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Accommodations - Family run motel 2 miles from clinic on the edge of an apple orchard.
Clinic Successfully Reopens After 22 Month
COVID shut us down 2 weeks before our spring 2020 clinic. It devasted both our volunteers and patients.
Finally, after 22 months of dormancy, we reopened the weeks of August 23rd and October 25th with COVID protocols in place. Patients must have been fully vacinated and tested negative. American volunteers had COVID tests before heading to Mexico. Everyone was masked. Space was reimagined and distances maintained. Volunteer numbers were reduced and health care professionals experienced with COVID protocols handled roles previously performed by non-medical people.
As a result, 440 people regained their vision without anyone getting infected thanks to a dedicated teams of
- American optometrists,
- American Ophthalmologists,
- Mexican Ophthalmologists, plus
- Teams of Americans and Mexicans who supported the medical teams.
Monday March 28 returning Sunday April 3rd
The spring clinic will be organized with COVID protocols in place, We will limit the number of volunteers and again restrict our services
We are looking for American volunteers for the following roles.
- Optometrists (3-4)
- Ophthalmologists (1-3, experienced with dense cataracts)
- Scrub techs (2-3 )
- Circulators (1-2)
- Opticians (1-2 )
- Translators (1-4) (English/Spanish, English/German)
- Volunteers for pre/post op (2-4)
- Volunteers for other roles (2-4)
- Construction (1-2)
Cost to volunteer is $385 plus the cost of airfare. The volunteer fee includes ground transportation in Mexico, shared lodging in Mexico, just about all of your meals, AND the T-shirt. Airline costs change frequently (and usually increase). Today's costs (11/22) on American Airlines from Houston to Chihuahua (airport code CUU) started at $590 and from Dallas at $500.
Because of COVID protocols. Do not purchase airfare without the approval of either Robert Yudkin or Walter Branson.
To Volunteer or with questions, contact
Robert Yudkin 214-213-6808 Robert@GuerreroClinic.org or
Walter Branson 979-236-1970 Walter@GuerreroClinic.org