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UCSD Flying Samaritans Clinic Presentation
Transcript of UCSD Flying Samaritans Clinic Presentation
WHO ARE WE?
We are a student-operated, non-profit organization providing free education and quality healthcare services to the low-income community of Ensenada, Mexico.
Transcdisciplinary Free Monthly Clinic
We serve children, the hardworking, and the elderly of the low-income suffering from
lack of access
to care due to social and economic inequalities.
Volunteers run a Diabetes Intervention project to teach patients how to monitor their blood glucose, modify their diets, and incorporate physical activity into their daily routines.
We also have several vocational services provided by generous members of the Ensenada community. People volunteer their time and skills to provide patients with haircuts, nail services, and more while they await medical or dental services.
Several charitable organizations in San Diego have donated medications to our clinics pharmacy, however many of our frequently used medications need to be purchased up front. The high cost of diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol medications puts strain on our limited funds
Many of our patients suffer from ailments rooted in their socio-economic marginalization. We see many patients suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and chronic pain caused by poor diet and difficult working conditions.
After much preparation, our dental clinic has evolved to become a safety net in providing comprehensive care to patients who would otherwise not receive dental treatment.
Restorative Procedures: composite, fugIX, temporary fillings
Stainless Steel Crowns
Extractions: removal of unsalvagable tooth that may be infected and relieve from pain
Prophies and cleanings
Oral Health Instruction
BECOMING A PART OF THE COMMUNITY
LET US MOVE FORWARD
TOWARDS A BETTER FUTURE
WE NEED YOUR HELP
increase # of patients
Create a more
Expanded Dental Clinic
1. Proper X-ray room leading to greater efficiency
2. Added dental exam rooms for greater patient
diagnosis and treatment
3. Individual waiting room for dental patients
leading to smoother patient flow & facilitation of dental workshops
Expanded Medical and Pharmacy Clinic
1. Increased Medical rooms leading to more
patients seen and diagnosed
2. Pharmacy room expanded to room next door
to increase space and storage