Vietnam Health Clinic (VHC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare access to underprivileged communities in Vietnam. Over a span of two weeks, VHC hosts a mobile health clinic, providing medical, dental, optometric, pharmaceutical, and therapeutic services. With the help of our local community, sponsors and volunteers over the past 8 years, we were able to provide aid to over 13,000 patients.
To continue delivering quality health care to these communities, VHC's upcoming medical mission will be in the summer of 2017. Our volunteers, both health professionals and students, are providers and personal interpreters. Our student members gain valuable healthcare experience by immersing themselves in rural medicine and basic healthcare systems.
In the process of fulfilling our goal, we collaborate with local medical students and doctors in a joint effort to minimize health disparities in Vietnam. We have also collaborated with non-profit organizations in Vietnam such as the Friends of Hue Foundation, the Wellness Global Foundation, ASSORV, and TCC.
Medical Mission 2017
July 7 - July 22
Hoi An, Vietnam
Each patient is required to undergo a general examination by one of our physicians. Patients are diagnosed and prescribed with the proper treatment. Physicians also discuss potential lifestyle changes for long-term preventative care.
Our Optometry component provides comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses to our patients. Cataracts is a common condition in older populations in which we provide vouchers to receive cataract surgery.
Our Dentistry component primarily performs tooth extractions as well as provide fluoride. Every patient is educated on dental hygiene and given a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Pharmacy is our final component and is often the last form of patient contact. We provide patients with their prescribed medication and counsel them on how to take their medicine correctly.
Our Public Health component encourages patients to actively take charge of their own health by educating patients about healthy lifestyle choices and preventative care.
Our Physical Therapy component aims to provide sustainable care to our patients by showing them physical exercises they can perform for long-term alleviation of chronic pain.