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Mobile Clinics are our traditional week-long Service Learning Trips that allow students to work hand in hand with local professionals and community members to provide quality healthcare and a development project to impoverished communities throughout Latin America and Africa.

More than a Mission Trip

A MEDLIFE Mobile Clinic brings free, high-quality healthcare directly to communities who lack access to basic health services. Staffed by local practitioners, clinics offer basic medical treatment and preventative screens and are designed to find patients who are in need of long-term assistance. Volunteers shadow medical professionals, help in the running of the clinic and learn about local medical practices, global medicine and the effect of poverty on health.

MEDLIFE holds mobile clinics in Lima-Peru, Cusco-Peru, Riobamba-Ecuador, Tena-Ecuador, Kilimanjaro-Tanzania and Managua-Nicaragua.

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The MEDLIFE Mobile Clinic Difference

Mobile Clinics Making a Difference

Bringing a Clinic to the Poor

A Mobile Clinic is a mobile medical clinic that travels to poor communities to provide care. Our clinics offer general medicine and dental services as well as preventative tests such as Pap smears and breast cancer screenings.

Mobile Clinics Making a Difference

Partnering with Local Professionals on the Ground

Our Mobile Clinics stations are staffed by local doctors and nurses who speak the language, understand local systems and provide culturally sensitive care.

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Providing Long-Term Care

Any patient who may have a serious or long-term condition are immediately placed in our follow-up care program where they work with one of our field nurses throughout the course of the treatment. Click here to read more about our follow-up care system.

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Putting Education First

MEDLIFE clinics go beyond treating symptoms; we educate patients on health and self-care topics to raise awareness, break stigmas and provide patients with the tools to lead healthier lives.

The MEDLIFE Mobile Clinic Week

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Safety

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When you sign up for a Service Learning Trip you are automatically insured with Travel Insurance for up to $50,000 for the duration of your volunteer week. Create a MyMEDLIFE account to read about the benefits or email us at [email protected] to get more information.

From Campus Learning to Service Learning!

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A MEDLIFE Mobile Clinic brings free, high-quality healthcare directly to communities who lack access to basic health services. Staffed by local practitioners, clinics offer basic medical treatment and preventative screenings…

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Donations for Mobile Clinics Many of the medical supplies used at mobile clinics are donated by student volunteers. We encourage volunteers to plan ahead for their MEDLIFE mobile clinic by…

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Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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Reya Seby
Western University

This trip motivated me more to pursue a career in the healthcare field so that I can use my resources to help those who need it the most, similar to MEDLIFE’s mission.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make. It was such an amazing experience.

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Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

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David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

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Sydney Sansone
Nova Southeastern University

This trip made everything that I was learning in my public health courses come to life and immersed me in a new culture while also learning about medicine.

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Abygail Youmans
College of Charleston

Being involved with MEDLIFE is not like joining another club - its bigger than that. It is about joining a movement that seeks to help change people’s quality of life for forever.

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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

Not only was I able to participate in a week long Mobile Clinic, shadowing doctors of all types of specialties including pharmacy, dentistry, gynecology, and more, but I was also able to learn about the culture and visit incredible places.

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Julian Takagi-Stewart
University of Toronto

One thing that I really loved about this trip was that MEDLIFE made sure that the volunteers got an understanding of the complexity of issues that lead to underprivileged people in communities outside of the main city

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Hannah Van Hofwegen
University of Ottawa

Whether it was basketball with the local kids, assisting the doctors, talking with families, building washrooms, holding babies, or spending time with the people who were on the SLT with me, this was an amazing opportunity that I would do over and over again.

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Isabelle Holt
Cornell University

I loved learning about the patients MEDLIFE has followed and how they offer real help to people with chronic/urgent conditions. It is amazing how the organization formed real connections with the communities.

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Valerie Lindeborg
Parent

Our family had the privilege of participating in multiple trips with Nick [founder] and his amazing staff. Their expertise made the trips unforgettable while instilling in my boys the fundamentals of good character: selflessness, compassion, and empathy.

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Harry Vildibill
University of Georgia

As an aspiring physician, MEDLIFE motivated me to further continue my goal of becoming a doctor. In fact, I enjoyed the Tanzania Service Learning Trip so much that I decided to go on another trip to Cusco, Peru.