Introduction to Cheap Medical Mission Trips
The medical mission field is one of the fastest-growing areas in the Christian community.
Medical missionaries have devoted their lives to helping underprivileged people in other countries and worldwide, but many Christians are unaware of this ministry and its impact.
Medical missions can be very rewarding for those who choose to participate because they provide an opportunity for personal growth through service and selfless ministry.
Abundant Life Caribbean Mission (Baja Mexico)
At least 18 years of age are required to have a high school diploma or its equivalent, be proficient in Spanish, and have taken first aid classes that adhere to World Health Organization guidelines.
Christian Veterinary Fellowship (many locations)
Christian Veterinary Fellowship (CVF) is a nonprofit organization that provides veterinary care to people in need.
CVF has numerous locations worldwide, including Africa, Asia, and Europe. In addition to their mission trip services, they also have a training program for veterinary students.
École Internationale des Sciences de la Santé (Mexico)
Live in a community with other volunteers and get to know the people and culture of Mexico. You’ll also learn Spanish, which is a plus if you plan to work in Mexico after graduation.
Work in a rural clinic, hospital, or orphanage for about three months each semester and earn up to $1,500 per month while helping out patients who need medical attention but can’t afford it themselves. Remember those fun vacations?
Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti
The Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti is a medical clinic that provides free health care and other services to patients. It’s located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, devastated by an earthquake in 2010.
The hospital has more than 100 beds and offers a variety of surgeries, including hip replacement surgery and cataract removals.
Patients can also receive dental care through the dentists on staff at this hospital, as well as physical therapy sessions if they need any kind of rehabilitation after their procedure has been completed.
The cost for this trip varies depending on what type of package you choose; however, it will run between $1-$3 per hour depending on how long your stay lasts.
This facility only accepts volunteers who have traveled abroad before, so please make sure only a few people apply at once so we can review them all first.
Hospital de Los Venerables in Seville, Spain
The Hospital de Los Venerables is a Catholic teaching hospital serving the people of Spain for more than 300 years.
It’s located in Seville and provides free care to those who can’t afford it or aren’t covered by health insurance.
The hospital also offers training opportunities for medical professionals from around the world through its Medical Mission Education Program (MMEP).
Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida
Miami, Florida’s Jackson Memorial Hospital serves as a teaching facility. It is the largest and busiest public hospital in Florida and has more than 1 million patient visits each year.
The hospital has a trauma center and an emergency department, as well as an operating room for general surgery patients to undergo procedures such as appendectomies or cyst removals.
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) specializes in caring for infants born prematurely or whose mothers have preeclampsia, A condition that increases blood pressure during pregnancy so much that it puts their lives at risk if they don’t get treatment quickly enough before childbirth occurs.
The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) specializes in treating children under 6 years old who need medical attention due to illness or injury sustained while playing outside without adult supervision.
This includes chronic illnesses such as asthma attacks that require regular medication management but also injuries like cuts requiring stitches rather than bandages saved until later on downline days when there might not be anyone around again until next week’s visit.
Navajo Nation Missions in the United States
The Navajo Nation Missions in the United States is a nonprofit organization that provides health care to the Navajo people.
The Navajo Nation is a large reservation in the southwest United States, extending from Utah and New Mexico to Arizona. It covers over 18 million acres of land, about half of which is currently open for settlement, and has about 300,000 residents living on its land today.
The majority of these residents are descendants from tribes that were forced onto reservations after European contact; some have also immigrated into areas where they were not allowed before settling down permanently on reservations or non-tribal areas within them (such as urban cities).
Operation Walk Chicago (Rwanda)
Operation Walk Chicago is a nonprofit organization that provides free orthopedic surgery to children in Rwanda.
The organization was founded by Dr. Robert Kaplan and his family, who were inspired by their experience of seeing so many people without limbs due to the civil war in Africa during the 1990s.
In 2010, Operation Walk Chicago began partnering with local doctors and nurses to provide free medical care for young patients whose families could not afford it otherwise.
Shriners Hospitals for Children (many locations)
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 pediatric specialty hospitals throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The organization was founded in 1910 by the Shriners to provide care to children with disabilities who were unable to afford medical treatment. Today, it’s recognized as one of the best places in America for pediatric care, and you can help them out.
Shriners Hospitals for Children has many fundraising opportunities that allow you to give back while also helping your favorite cause:
The World’s Greatest Kids program offers low-cost or free admission tickets to screenings and other events at any one of their hospitals around the world (with some exceptions).
You can even choose which hospital will receive your donation by selecting from several options, including local charity or global charity.
If you decide on local charity, then it will go toward an area hospital instead; if you choose global, then it will go towards all 23 locations worldwide, including those outside North America too.
Choose from many different ways, too: If there isn’t something specific about this trip that appeals, then consider making a general donation instead.
This way, everyone wins because no matter what their financial situation may be, they’ll still get something out of helping out these fantastic organizations every day.
Student Organization for Global Anesthesia and Surgery in Lusaka, Zambia
A medical mission trip to Zambia is a great way to learn about global health and anesthesia. This is an excellent opportunity for students who want to travel abroad but need more money or time.
The Student Organization for Global Anesthesia and Surgery in Lusaka (SOGA) offers students the opportunity to learn about global health through an educational experience with international patients receiving care at Muhanjo Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.
You’ll be able to observe surgeries performed on patients with spinal cord injuries, treat cleft palates, perform cataract surgery as well as conduct basic lab testing on blood samples from patients’ veins.
Smile Train (many locations worldwide)
This organization focuses on providing cleft palate and cleft lip surgeries to children around the world.
Volunteers can work in the operating room or help with logistics, such as transporting patients and supplies or setting up an inflatable waiting room. There are many other medical mission trips that can be found online.
Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program in Washington state and Idaho
For third-year medical students who are interested in learning about rural medicine and community health, there is the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program.
The program is a collaboration between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Idaho College of Medicine.
The Graduate Medical Education Program at the Teaching Health Center(THC-GME) is a partnership between two leading academic institutions that aims to provide future physicians with an opportunity to gain meaningful experience in rural communities by working alongside faculty members from both schools, as well as community stakeholders.
Each year, approximately 200 third-year students participate in this program; however, there are no quotas on how many students will be accepted each year or how many seats are available.
In addition to providing financial support for participants’ travel costs while they’re away from home, THC hosts several educational events throughout their stay at various locations around Washington state so that participants get exposure firsthand when it comes time for them to enter residency programs after graduation.
World Medical Mission (Haiti and Liberia)
World Medical Mission is a Christian organization that provides health care to third-world countries.
They provide medical, dental, and surgical services in Haiti and Liberia. They have been operating since the 1960s.
The organization also trains local doctors and nurses so they can become self-sufficient when it comes to providing healthcare for their communities or even international missions or relief efforts around the world.
These are just some of the many medical mission trips that you can take. There are countless others, including those that support programs for seniors and students from low-income families.
You should get in touch with your neighborhood hospital if you want to learn more about these opportunities or get involved.