Making a difference.
The Flying Samaritans of California State Fullerton are an international 501(c)(3) nonprofit student run organization providing free medical care to the under-served small rural community of El Hongo, Mexico. In collaboration with UCR's Flying Samaritans, our clinic provides general check-ups, vitamins, medications, donations, dentistry, and optometry services to the community every month. Our group is an excellent opportunity for pre-health students and volunteers to gain international volunteer experience working with and shadowing doctors, physician assistants, EMTs and other medical professionals.
Who do we provide medical care to?
As a sub-chapter of the Palomar Chapter of the Flying Samaritans, we aid in the provision of free medical care to the citizens of Mexico who are under-served and lack health care. We provide the community of El Hongo, Mexico free healthcare on a monthly basis, and are dedicated to the betterment of the region. For every patient we aim to provide the best possible service and to grow the amount of healthcare we can provide.
Currently a few of the services we provide to the community of El Hongo, Mexico include pharmaceutical, optometrical, dental, psychological counseling, basic needs support, and public health education. We also provide donations to the community, in addition to aiding El Hongo's orphanage. Learn more about how to become involved with our efforts throughout our site!
The Flying Samaritans take monthly trips to Mexico to provide for patients.
September 25, 2017. At 5 a.m. on a Saturday morning, Cal State Fullerton’s campus is usually close to empty. But once a month, 20 to 30 students meet in the Nutwood Parking Structure with their passports ready.
CSUF Flying Samaritans help bring health care to Mexican town.
April 3, 2017. The Register interviewed Joseph Michaud, president of the Flying Samaritans organization at Cal State Fullerton. Tell us about Flying Samaritans. How many students are involved? What is its mission?
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