Haiti Adventist Hospital, Haiti

Hospital Description

Setting: Urban

Number of Patient Beds:  70
Bed Occupancy Rate:  70%+
Outpatients Seen Per/day: 100+ 
Departments/Specialties:  ER, Internal Medicine, Ortho, Surgery, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Urology, Opthoalmology, Oncology, Neurology, Rehabilitation and Prosthetics.
Typical Cases: Amputees, TP, HIV, OB, STD, PID, HIN

Languages Spoken:  English, French, Creole
Language/fluency requirements:  English, French, or Spanish
Additional volunteer opportunities:  Community outreach programs, church programs, local schools/orphanages

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport:  Port-au-Prince International Airport

Visa requirements for U.S. citizen: None 

Transport from Airport Provided:  Yes, cost is included in the participation fee.
Time from Airport to Hospital:  30+ minutes
Type of Student Housing:  Duplex/housing
Participation fee: $200 flat fee per person
Cost of Housing/month:  Additional $10/night after the first full week
Meal Plan:  The hospital provides 1 meal per day, which is the noon meal. Please bring/prepare your own food for breakfast and dinner. Dehydrated camping meals and MRE's work well since you just have to add hot water. Also, instant oatmeal, quick pasta, and microwavable meals work well.
  • Small local food markets and stands are located within walking distance from the hospital.
  • Cooking: there is a microwave, electic pot and electric pan for cooking.
  • Please bring your own dishes and cutlery.
Cost of Meals/month:  The daily noon meal is included in the cost of housing.

Additional fees: Transportation fees for extra personal travel (beach, outings, etc.) 

Recommended months to visit: Year-round

Comments from site: Due to the nature of the hospital - SDA missionary hospital - staff tend to be culturally conservative regarding dress code, social behavior, public displays of affection between members of the opposite sex, etc. Your sensitivity to this is appreciated.