NPH Clinics

 

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Mexico: The Miacatlan home internal clinic serves our NPH children, staff and external students. Clinic facilities provide five beds for boys, five for girls, two examination rooms, one dental consulting room, a pharmacy and a room for physical therapy.

There is also a consulting room in the home for the high school students in Cuernavaca and in Matamoros where both of our doctors work part-time.

Medical staff includes:

  • 3 doctors (2 part-time)
  • 5 nurses
  • 1 dentist
  • 1 pharmacy administrator
  • 1 physical therapist
  • 1 clinical assistant

The most common ailments are upper respiratory infection, sore throat and gastrointestinal problems.

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Honduras: Rancho Santa Fe has an internal and external clinic, dental clinic, laboratory and surgery center. The internal clinic provides services for children in the NPH home or pequeños that live outside of the home living in student housing. The internal clinic has room to house up to 10 patients at a time, includes a small pharmacy, consult room, kitchen, nurse station and treatment room.

The external clinic provides services for the surrounding communities, former pequeños and NPH staff members. There is a pharmacy, various consult rooms and a laboratory that serves both internal and external patients.

The dental clinic serves the children and dedicates one day a week to people from the surrounding community.

The Holy Family Surgery Center provides surgical procedures to internal and external patients at various times throughout the year manly through visiting medical brigades.

Medical staff includes:

  • 2 full-time doctors
  • 6 nurses
  • 1 dentist
  • 1 laboratory doctor
  • various health students

The most common ailments are respiratory, dermatological and gastrointestinal related.

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El Salvador has an internal clinic that provides treatment for the children of NPH. It also opens its doors one day a week to the surrounding community. The clinic has room to serve more than 12 patients at a time. It also includes a physical therapy room, doctor consult room, treatment room and an area for dentistry.

Medical staff includes:

  • 1 doctor
  • 1 part-time pediatrician
  • 1 part-time dentist
  • 6 nurses
  • 1 clinical assistant
  • 2 year of service youths

The most common ailments are respiratory illnesses, parasites and dermatological funguses.

Bolivia has a one room that serves as a clinic. The room has a small pharmacy, doctor consult and treatment area.  A new clinic is under construction and plans to open in 2013.

Medical staff includes:

  • 1 doctor
  • 1 nurse

The most common ailments are respiratory infections, dermatological problems and traumas.

Peru has a one room clinic on their property that serves the children of NPH. The facility is small and it is partitioned off at various areas for patient privacy.

Medical staff includes:

  • 1 part-time doctor
  • 2 nurses

The most common ailments are respiratory infections, dermatological problems and gastrointestinal problems.

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Dominican Republic: The Santa Rita clinic located in has a spacious facility with a doctor’s office, nurse’s working room, pharmacy, a full equipped dental clinic, physical therapy room, psychologist office, small kitchen to prepare additional food for children with low weight, three rooms for children to stay when they need to be isolated or in observation, and two rooms for the nurses doing 24 hour shifts.

The clinic serves the children, staff and external students from the surrounding bateys (small communities working in the sugar cane fields).

Medical staff includes:

  • 1 doctor
  • 3 nurses
  • 1 dentist
  • 1 psychologist
  • 1 physical therapist
  • 1 volunteer occupational therapist
  • 1 speech therapist

The most common ailments are upper respiratory infections, parasites and skin problems as well as traumas.

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Haiti: The Father Wasson Angels of Light (FWAL) program has a temporary clinic in a container. The space is divided into two sections. One part is for the nurses and a doctor to work and the other part has a bed for children that have to remain under observation. The FWAL clinic serves the children of the St. Louis and St. Anne homes plus the external children attending the school.

There are plans to construct a clinic at the St. Louis campus.

Medical staff includes:

  • 1 part-time doctor
  • 4 nurses
  • 1 volunteer nurse

A typical meal consists of rice, beans and meat. The NPH bakery also supplies the homes with rolls and fruits are available depending on the season. Children with low weight receive extra meals.

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The internal clinic in St. Helene (Kenscoff) is a two stories building. On the main floor there is a doctor’s office, a consult room where they prepare medication and attend to sick children and a small kitchen. On the second floor there are two rooms, one for the nurse working a 24- hour shift and another for children under medical observation, post operatory or isolation. The clinic provides medical attention to the NPH children and emergency attention for external students attending the school and staff.

Medical staff includes:

  • 1 part-time doctor
  • 3 nurses
  • 1 psychologist
  • 1 volunteer art therapist

A typical meal consists of rice, beans, meat, vegetables and bread made in the home’s bakery.

 

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Nicaragua: The new clinic was inaugurated in November 2011. It has a doctor’s office, a treatment room, pharmacy, therapy room, isolation room and two rooms where new children stay until the full medical and lab tests can be completed. There is also a dental clinic, kitchen and two extra offices used by specialists. In the same building, but separated by a wall and different entrance, is an office for a psychologist, social worker and chaplain. 

The clinic attends to the children and staff of NPH but plans are in development to extend care to the surrounding communities.

Medical staff includes:

  • 1 doctor
  • 4 nurses
  • 1 psychologist
  • 1 volunteer physical therapist

The most common ailments are respiratory infections, skin problems and digestion.

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Guatemala: The clinic is located in front of the school which houses a doctor’s office, treatment room, dental clinic, psychologist office, two rooms for physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy and a meeting room, two rooms for children under observation or in isolation and a kitchen. Children from NPH and external students are the main patients.

Medical staff includes:

  • 1 pediatrician
  • 4 nurses
  • 1 dentist
  • 1 clinic assistant
  • various volunteer therapists

The most common ailments are upper respiratory infections, parasites and skin problems.

2 thoughts on “NPH Clinics

  1. good day, our daughter is graduating from Fairfield University this May, and is hoping to attend medical school in the Fall, she is looking for a volunteer opportunity in a Central American country for a month or so after June 1st. she speaks Spanish, has taken several medical Spanish classes and volunteered last summer in an inner city Chicago clinic that service the Mexican community. our parish priest James Hurlbert was stationed in Guatemala for two years and suggested that we reach out to you to see if you knew of any volunteer opportunities.
    with thanks, Jodi pacer , 824 s scoville, oak park IL USA, 708 524 0158 w

    • Hi Jodi, I checked with our ED of Medical Services and she said that monthly placements are difficult because the local clinics require volunteers with more permanency since they have many cases. Thank you for your interest in NPH. If you daughter would like to eventually volunteer for NPH we do have a 13-month volunteer International volunteer program. Thank you.

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