Medical Missions - Help give much-needed medical help to communities in need around the world

Medical Missions

Give much-needed medical help to communities in need around the world


The Medical Team is made up of volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, laypersons and non-medical individuals who reach out to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of children and families in developing countries.

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Feed The Children Medical Team Led by Dr. Larry Biehler, Medical Director of Feed The Children, four mission trips are scheduled each year. Here is a breakdown of what happens after each team arrives:

  • the medical, dental, eye glass, evangelism, bible school and pharmacy clinics are set up;
  • the clinics are set up in a different village each day where local schools, churches or community buildings house the temporary clinics;
  • basic physical assessment and diagnosis is made to patients;
  • proper medication or treatment is prescribed;
  • prescriptions are filled in our on-site pharmacy free of charge to the patient;
  • used eyeglasses are fitted by computer from the refurbished stock of donated lenses, again at no charge to the patient;
  • the dental team treats the tremendous dental needs of the community;
  • Bibles are dispensed by the team's evangelism arm;
  • on each summer team, the youth that are part of the team hold Bible School for the children on-site each day.

Medical Team Tentative Schedule for 2014

The 2013 medical scheduled has completed as of December 2, 2013. The 2014 schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.

** Exact Dates will be posted as soon as they are available.

*** Exact costs cannot be determined at this time, due to fluctuating airline ticket costs and foreign money exchange rates.


Contact Numbers

Go on a Medical Mission! Fill out the volunteer form »

If you would like additional information about our Medical Missions or joining a Medical Team, please contact:

Larry Biehler, MD, Medical Director
Office: 1-888-210-7734
Home: 405-721-3728


Cost

The cost for each Feed The Children Medical Team is the responsibility of each member and is tax-deductible. Includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and meals. Exact costs for each team are calculated upon the costs for airfare therefore, they can be quoted only a few weeks before departure date.


Medical Equipment Donations

Although many physicians volunteer to help those in need in their countries, medical services are often unavailable because of a lack of proper equipment. Donations of medical supplies and equipment help physicians throughout the world meet needs of impoverished children and families. These much-needed supplies and equipment help bridge the gap between patients in need and doctors who want to help.

If you have decided to upgrade your medical office or are planning to retire from practice, or if your hospital has equipment that is no longer being used or is in storage, please email wendy.henderson@feedthechildren.org to donate your used medical equipment. In return, you will receive a donor's receipt acknowledging your donation and suitable for tax purposes.

Current needs include:

  • Dental hand instruments
  • Hearing Aids (new or used)
  • Artificial Eyes (new or used)
  • Used Eyeglasses
  • Used medical equipment
  • Used hospital equipment

A trustworthy organization

Feed The Children is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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