About Los Medicos Voladores
5 ClaLos Médicos Voladores (LMV), Spanish for “The Flying Doctors”, is a all-volunteer based, non-religious, non-profit 501c3 organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of geographically diverse peoples through education and the provision of no-cost, high-quality medical, dental, and optometry clinics. Since 1975 LMV has offered short-term medical, dental, optometry, and other healthcare clinics, treating thousands of patients per year.
Who We Are
Where We Serve
In Mexico we offer a number of clinics in rural areas of Northern Mexico & the Baja Peninsula. Depending on the type of clinic, we also offer medical / dental / vision in addition to physical therapy, dental education and free regular check-ups for the orphanage we serve. Dental and Vision serves can be difficult to find in rural areas, but both are important for the health and survival of these populations. Whether it be an infection from an abscessed tooth, vision correction for woman who can no longer see the detail needed to sew items to sell, or the diagnosis and treatment of an std, it is all in a day’s work.
In Guatemala LMV offers at least one clinic per year in the very rural area around Quetzaltenango. Volunteers travel by local bus to and from the clinic. During the four-five day clinic over 1000 people will be seen for various dental, medical & vision services.
How We Get There Los Médicos Voladores conducts three types of clinics, with travel arrangements varying by location. Clinic locations in California are reached by car or private aircraft, an appealing concept for the first time participants or those who cannot afford the longer international trips. Clinics conducted in rural Northern Mexico are reached by private or commercial aircraft if applicable. Locations in South, Central America and Haiti are traveled to by commercial flights.
How You Can Help
If you are ready for Adventures while Giving, Meeting new Friends and Making Memories of a Lifetime please Contact us for more information.
We need your Donations
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President of the Los Medicos Voladores SoCal Chapter