Category Archives: Clinic Reports

Clinic Report: April 6, 2019 @ Orphanage Casa Hogar

Coordinator: Erika Padilla

Patients seen: 7

The morning of Saturday April 6th, we had our quarterly clinic trip to serve the orphanage Casa Hogar Manantial De Esperanza AC in Rosarito, Mexico. We had a total of  7 volunteers and had 1 provider also volunteer with us. We had a total of 2 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 8am. We arrived at the orphanage at around 9am. While the psychiatrist had consults with the children, the public health team worked with a total of 18 kids  to provide English lessons in various age groups, arts and crafts activities, and play games. With 1 psychiatrist, we were able to see 7 patients in total before leaving at 1:00pm. We all ate a taco shop in Tijuana until 2:40pm and then left for the San Ysidro border crossing. At the border, the wait took about 1 hour, and we all arrived at campus around 5:00pm.

Clinic Report: March 23, 2019 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Victor Escobedo

Patients seen: 11

The morning of Saturday, March 23rd, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 12 volunteers, 0 medical providers, 1 pharmacist, and 2 dentists also volunteer with us. Originally we had 2 medical providers scheduled to volunteer on this trip, however one dropped last minute and the other did not show up to the caravan the morning of. We had to adapt and since we had a pharmacist we decided to bring a small group of volunteers down to do labs and dispense medications through Dr. Pando who showed up at 12:30PM after most patients had left. We had a total of 3 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 5:30 AM and 7AM to organize and set up for clinic. The latest car  arrived to clinic around 9:00 AM. With the 0 providers and 1 pharmacist, we were able to see 11 patients in total before leaving clinic at 12:00 PM. We left for the border around 2PM. At the border, the wait varied. The first car crossed by 5:50 PM, the last car crossed by 8PM.

Clinic Report: March 10, 2019 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Erika Padilla

Patients seen: 35

The morning of Saturday March 23rd, we had our clinic trip of the year for the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 13 volunteers and had 1 optometry provider and 5 optometry students also volunteer with us. We had a total of 2 provider cars that left the Stein parking lot at 6:30am and 2 early cars that left at 5:30am to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. The early car arrived at the clinic at around 8:00am and provider cars around 9:00am. With the 1 provider and 5 optometry students, we were able to see 35 patients in total before leaving at 3:00pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until about 4:15pm and then left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 2.5 hours, and we all arrived at campus around 10:30pm.

Clinic Report: February 23, 2019 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Erika Padilla

Patients seen: 20

The morning of Saturday February 23rd, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 19 volunteers and had 2 providers, 1 pharmacy student, 1 diabetes educator, and 1 dentist also volunteer with us. We had a total of 2 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 6:30AM and 3 early cars that left at 5:30AM to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. With the 2 providers, we were able to see 20 patients in total before leaving the clinic around 3:30pm. We all ate at a new taco shop around the corner, Tacos El Original, until 4:30 pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 3.5 hours and we all arrived at campus at around 11:00 pm.

Clinic Report: February 2, 2019 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Natalia Valles

Patients seen: 18

The morning of Saturday February 2nd, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the orphanage of Rancho de Los Ninos in Valle de Guadalupe. We had a total of 16 volunteers and had 2 pediatric provider and 1 psychologist. We had a total of 3 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 6:30am and 1 early car that left at 5am to get supplies from our usual Ensenada clinic. We arrived at the clinic at around 8:30am. With the 2 providers, we were able to see 18 patients in total before leaving at 2pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 4pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 2 hours, and we all arrived at campus between 8:30 pm and 9:30pm.

Clinic Report: January 19, 2019 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Natalia Valles

Patients seen: 16

The morning of Saturday 26th, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of volunteers and had 1 provider, 1 pharmacy student, 1 medical student, and 0 dentists also volunteers with us. We had a total of 2 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 5:30am and 1 late car that left at 6:30 to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 8am. With the provider, we were able to see 16 patients in total before leaving at 2:45pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 4pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 3 hours, and we all arrived at campus around 9pm.

Clinic Report: January 19, 2019 @ Casa Hogar Buen Samaritano

Coordinator: Anika Balse and Victor Escobedo

Patients seen: 8

The weekend of Saturday January 19th to Sunday January 20th, we had our very first clinic trip to serve the nursing home Casa Hogar Buen Samaritano in Vicente Guerrero, in the San Quintin Valley of Baja California, Mexico. The first day we planned to see all the residents of the nursing home, and the second day we planned to see the staff of facility. We had a total of 14 volunteers and had 1 provider, 1 healer, and 1 pharmacists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 2 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 5:30 am and 1 early car that left at 5:00 am to go to our main clinic site in Chapultepec to collect supplies we would need. We arrived at the clinic at around 10:30 am. On Saturday, with 1 provider, we were able to see 17 patients in total before leaving at 4:30 pm, while also taking a one-hour lunch break at a local taco (birrieria) shop at 12:30 pm. After finishing up, we checked into our hotel and relaxed until eating at the hotel’s restaurant for dinner. The next day, we arrived at the nursing home at 7:00 am, and saw 8 patients until 10:45 am, when we said our goodbyes to the director, Juan, and took our clinic picture. We drove back to our usual clinic site in Chapultepec, Ensenada, to eat lunch at our usual taco shop, and left at 2:00 pm. At the border, the wait took about 2 hours, and we arrived on campus at 6:00 pm.

Clinic Report: August 25, 2018 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Natalie Albasha

Patients seen: 25

The morning of Saturday, August 25, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 15 volunteers and had 3 medical providers and 4 dentists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 4 cars, 2 that left the Stein parking at 6:30 am and 2 early cars that left at 5:30 am to organize and set up the clinic before providers arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 7:30 am. With the 3 providers, we were able to see 25 patients in total before leaving at 3 pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 4 pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 2 hours and 30 minutes, and we all arrived at campus around 8 pm.

 

Clinic Report: April 21, 2018 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Anika Balse

Patients seen: 20

The morning of Saturday April 21, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 14 volunteers and had 3 providers, 1 pharmacists, and 12 dentists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 5 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 6:45 am and 1 early car that left at 5:30 to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 9:00 am. With the 3 providers, we were able to see 20 patients in total before leaving at 2:25 pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 3:30 pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 15 minutes for Sentri, 30 mins for Ready, and an hour for All-traffic lane, and we all arrived at campus around 6:307:15, and 8:30 pm.

 

Clinic Report: April 7th, 2018 @ RANCHO DE LOS NIÑOS

Coordinator: Anjali Herekar

Patients seen: 10

The morning of Saturday 4/7, we had our Orphanage Clinic Trip to serve the children in Rancho de los Ninos in Mexico. We had a total of 9 volunteers and had 1 provider as well. We had a total of 2 cars that left the Stein parking lot around 6:30 am and 1 early car that left at 6 am to pick up materials from regular clinic to bring to the Orphanage. We arrived at the clinic at around 9 am. With the 1 provider, we were able to see 10 patients in total before leaving at 1:30 pm. We ate at a Panaderia nearby and then left for the border (one car went back to the regular clinic to drop off some supplies). At the border, the wait took about 2 hours and we all arrived at campus around 6:30 pm (early car) and 8:30 pm (late car).