Short Term Mobile Medical/Dental Clinics

HTI sponsors 3 U.S. staffed short-term mobile medical/dental clinics each year, 2 to Guatemala and 1 to Managua, Nicaragua. The teams vary in size from 25-40, including physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, dental hygienists, and related health personnel. Spanish speakers are especially welcome! They visit Mayan and ladino communities that are often located in remote areas to provide primary health care and dental services. The trip fee is $650 for trips to Clinica Ezell, $700 for trips to Chichicastenango and $900 for trips to Nicaragua. The cost of the plane ticket is in addition to the trip fee. A $200 deposit is required at the time of reservation. We prefer to arrange travel for our volunteers so that team members are on a similar travel itinerary. Typically, we purchase flights 3-4 months prior to the departure date. You will be contacted by an HTI representative about your flight when the time comes. Once flights are purchased payment to cover the entire cost of your flight should be sent in promptly. The total balance of your trip fee and flight is due thirty days prior to your scheduled departure. If you have special travel requests please contact Rick Harper at HTIRick@aol.com upon submitting your Trip Reservation Form.

Interested in participating? Fill out our trip reservation form.

* A typical plane ticket from our most common departure points will range from $500-1,000 with most in the $800 range.

Surgical Clinic Trips

HTI developed and operates the first Church of Christ surgical facility in the western hemisphere. In February of 2002 we dedicated a brand new modern facility called Clinica Ezell. It consists of three surgical suites, a 50-bed ward, clinic exam rooms, pharmacy, and lab. The dental clinic at Ezell hosts five dental chairs and x-ray capability. Adjacent to the surgical center are dormitory and efficiency apartments that house 60 visiting team members, a large commercial kitchen and dining area.

Ten surgical teams travel to Guatemala each year to perform cataract surgery, hernia repair, hysterectomies, and cleft palate repair on the rural Mayan and ladino population living in the area. The cost of participating in a surgical clinic is $650 plus the cost of your plane ticket for Guatemala, with a deposit required at the time of reservation. We prefer to arrange travel for our volunteers so that team members are on a similar travel itinerary. Typically, we purchase flights 3-4 months prior to the departure date. You will be contacted by an HTI representative about your flight when the time comes. Once flights are purchased payment to cover the entire cost of your flight should be sent in promptly. The total balance of your trip fee and flight is due thirty days prior to your scheduled departure. If you have special travel requests please contact Rick Harper at HTIRick@aol.com upon submitting your Trip Reservation Form.

Surgical Team Orientation

Team Role Descriptions

Typical Surgery Team

Sample Trip Information Packet


Interested in participating? Fill out our trip reservation form.

* A typical plane ticket from our most common departure points will range from $500-1,000 with most in the $800 range.