Organization Profile

Medical Eye & Dental International Care Organization (MEDICO)

2921 E. 17th Street
Building D, Suite 4
Austin, TX 78702
United States

Contact: Erin Martin
Telephone: 512-930-1893
Fax: 512-532-0800
Email: erinmartin@medico.org

Website: www.medico.org
Religious Affiliation: None

Mission: MEDICO is a nonprofit humanitarian service organization providing, at no charge, basic healthcare to those with little or no access to medical services. Volunteer teams of eighteen to twenty-two serve in remote areas of Central America, being hosted by an in-country organization. Each volunteer pays a trip fee of $700 plus airfare from their home state.

Program Type: Delivery of Care

Program Name: None

Countries/Regions Served: Honduras, and Nicaragua

Duration: 1 week

Recruited Personnel: Dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, nurses, optometrists, interpreters, and lay volunteers

Language Requirements: None; Spanish helpful

Accommodations: Provided, hotel, ground transportation, immigration, taxes, and food

Materials Needed: Dentists bring instruments for extractions and general dentistry (restorative equipment, dental chairs/stools, and supplies are provided)