Hospital Description

Country: 
Belize
Setting: 
Semi-rural
Number of Patient Beds: 
20 (One bed for patient and one bed for family)
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
70%
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
40+
Departments/Specialties: 
OB-GYN
Pediatrics
Orthopedics
Nephrology
Laboratory
Radiology
Ultrasound
CT
Pharmacy
Typical Cases: 
Prenatal
Hypertension
Diabetes
Pediatric Care
Types of Health Care Students Accepted: 
Medical
Nursing/NP
Physician Assistant
Other types of students would be on their own as to what they could bring to the hospital and community, but would be very welcome!
Languages Spoken: 
English
Spanish
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
Fluency in English; some Spanish would be helpful
Additional Volunteer Opportunities: 
Church programs, local schools/orphanages
Max Number of Students: 
Maximum 2 students at a time. Prospective students should apply 1 year in advance of trip as limited spots fill up quickly.

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) - only commercial airport in Belize
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
No
Transport from Airport Provided: 
Yes
Transportation Costs: 
Approx. $50 USD per trip each way if 1 student. 2 students would share the cost
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
1.5 hours
Type of Student Housing: 
Dormitory style house - bunk beds
Cost of Housing/night: 
$21/day (includes three vegetarian meals)
Meal Plan: 
Included with lodging
Cost of Meals/day: 
Included with lodging
Recommended Months to Visit: 
January, February, July, September, and November (contact for other dates)
Additional Fees: 
No fee for laundry. Students bring laundry to the laundry room in the morning and pick up in the cafeteria at supper. This includes changing sheet
Last Updated: 
October 20, 2016