Health, Medical & Physiotherapy Projects in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Location
Guatemala
Length
3 to 4 weeks
Housing
Guesthouse
Age
Min. 18 years
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About This Program

Low income communities have very limited access to good health services, and this is where this project comes in. We partner with rural clinics that provide free or very accessible service where volunteers can work with local doctors and nurses.

Health volunteering is perfect for people who are in pre-med or are thinking of majoring in medicine or a related field. As opposed to the medical volunteering program , volunteers in health support schools, elderly homes and programs for individuals with disabilities. In this program you will be supporting nurses and staff for patient’s well being helping administer medicine and taking care of patients.

Volunteers in this program can assist one of our partner clinics where many special needs patients are treated to develop their full potential. Some patients are able to come to the clinic, but volunteers will also go on house visits along with staff from the clinic.

Highlights

  • Work alongside local doctors and nurses to treat different conditions and prevent others in areas with scarce resources.
  • Venture to Reserva Natural Laguna de Apoyo for sailing, fishing, or a scenic hike
  • Our program based in the beautiful colonial city of Granada is the perfect balance between volunteer service and great location.

Medical volunteering projects

During this project, you will be: conducting health and hygiene workshops in rural schools, helping doctors by measuring patients vital signs, helping doctors and nurses with daily tasks at clinics, helping in state pharmacies to provide services, helping to diagnose patients, participating in medical outreach campaigns if one coincides with you service time, and teaching indigenous families in rural areas about basic health measures and nutrition.

PHYSIOTHERAPY

The health and physiotherapy program is for volunteers with a background in physiotherapy, rehabilitation or occupational therapy. Volunteers in this program can assist one of our partner clinics where many special needs patients are treated to develop their full potential. Some patients are able to come to the clinic, but volunteers will also go on house visits along with staff from the clinic.

HEALTH

Health volunteering is perfect for people who are in pre-med or are thinking of majoring in medicine or a related field. As opposed to the medical volunteering program , volunteers in health support schools, elderly homes and programs for individuals with disabilities. In this program you will be supporting nurses and staff for patient’s well being helping administer medicine and taking care of patients.

What's Included
Accommodation
Airfare
Some Activities
Some Meals
What's Included (Extra)

Airport welcome and private transport to your host family, 24 hour support and emergency assistance, project orientation and safety chat, walking tour of local community, Private accommodation (shared bathroom),
Breakfast and dinner, Letter of recommendation

What's Not Included
Airfare
Airport Transfers
Transportation
Travel Insurance
Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Flights to and from country of destination
Transportation upon finishing program
Mandatory health/medical insurance . If you don’t have one you can purchase one here
Personal spending
Visa fees (if any)
Any additional travel and tours

HOUSING

We will provide you with accommodation with a host family

MEALS

Gallo Pinto and Casado are typical dishes in the country but you will find that it differs by region. The basic diet includes beans, rice, meat, seafood, all kind of fresh vegetables and fruits, bread and tortillas which is what you will be mainly eating.

Hosted by INLEXCA

INLEXCA offers volunteer programs , group volunteering and internships in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. Our programs are customized to the participants to create great cultural experiences.

Availability

Four Weeks
$1057 USD
Five Weeks
$1204 USD
Six Weeks
$1352 USD
Seven Weeks
$1500 USD
Eight Weeks
$1647 USD

Reviews

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based on 2 reviews
  • Impact 8.5
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 8
  • Value 9
  • Safety 10
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Elijah
9/10

Worth every penny

Great company, the trip was worth every penny. I was very impressed with the program and able to accomplish much during my two week stay in Guatemala. I was able to develop many friendship and professional contacts with the locals and I will continue to use them for all my new future medical projects in different locations through Central America - Bravo INLEXCA!!

Dr. Elijah M. Freeman DPT, OCS, CSCS

How can this program be improved?
Add more locations
Yes, I recommend this program
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Angela
9/10

Health group experience

Im a physiotherapy professor. I work at Universidad Europea de Madrid, and 5 years ago, I have been living in Tecpan for 3 weeks, and working with spanish students (medicine, physiotherapy, and nursing). They changed a lot in this 21 days, and became adults because of the experiences lived.
We have been working empowerment women, talking about equality, doing courses about: posture good health habits, all about pregnancy and breastfeeding, disease prevention, hand washing, healthy teeth ...

It was great for all :)

Yes, I recommend this program

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