COSTA RICA – MINI MISSION

Company : International Medical Relief
Location : San Jose
Duration: < 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1750 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

You can expect a crowd in clinic! With 24% of the population under 15 and 11% over 60, you will care for patients of every age. 

Costa Rica’s charm lies in its lush rain forests, unspoiled beaches and abundance of wildlife. Posted in one of the most ecologically diverse environments in the world, your team will travel to small communities around Costa Rica's capital, San Jose, to treat patients in great need of care. After clinic, return to your hotel located in the vibrant capital, known for its victorian mansions and famous "golden bean" coffee.

 
You can expect a crowd in clinic! With 24% of the population under 15 and 11% over 60, you will care for patients of every age. You will treat infections, skin conditions, common stomach issues, general pain, hypertension, diabetes, and respiratory conditions every day in clinic. The dental team will be extremely busy caring for patients in need of extractions and treating the many abscesses that show what happens when dental care is not available. Your team will also provide general health education for every patient during community education classes and specific education at the provider stations to help patients prevent future illness. This is going to be a great trip!
 
You will stay in a safe and comfortable hotels with bottled water and excellent meals cooked to American standards provided by IMR throughout your stay. Transportation is provided for your team by professional drivers in safe vehicles. You will be a remote area of Costa Rica caring for patients with little or no access to care so be prepared for a little jungle time!
 
Families will be the highlight of your clinic days. Multigenerational families will be the heart of every clinic. You will be able to provide care for the entire family, ensuring their health and well-being for years to come. There will be lots of opportunity to provide education around well-baby care, nutrition, and hygiene - which fits well with Costa Rica's ongoing efforts to increase the effectiveness of hand washing.

Ziplining, jungle walks, bird watching, perfect beaches, waterfalls, adventure parks, volcanos, hot springs, surfing, horseback riding, monkeys, and more await your exploration in this beautiful and wild country.
 

You’re journeying halfway across the globe, have you considered extending your stay to visit some of Costa Rica’s top spots? Join International Medical Relief on an exclusive trip extension provided by our partner, Worldwide Navigators!

Explore the unique town of Puerto Viejo, situated on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica
Discover Cahuita National Park, home to the largest coral reef system in Costa Rica as well as many animals
Walk along lush and lively rainforest trails of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge

 

Start Dates

Dec 30- Jan 3, 2020

Costs / Benefits

$1,800-$2,100

Requirements

Medical mission trips with IMR provide short-term volunteer opportunities abroad for medical professionals and dental professionals, students, and non-medical volunteers with any level of experience. Our medical and dental clinics provide free healthcare and health education in more than 70 countries in areas where care is limited or difficult to obtain.

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