Hospital Description

Country: 
Honduras
Setting: 
Rural town in a valley of pine trees (30 minutes outside the capital city - Tegucigalpa - which has a population of 1 million)
Number of Patient Beds: 
24
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
30%
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
20
Departments/Specialties: 
General Surgery
OB
Pediatrics
Orthopedics
Dentistry
Psychiatry
Plastic Surgery
Psychology
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Preventive Medicine
Typical Cases: 
Respiratory infections
Diarrhea
High blood pressure
Diabetes
Trauma
Gastrointestinal problems
Alcohol abuse
Surgical patients
Languages Spoken: 
Spanish
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
Spanish fluency not required but very helpful
Additional Volunteer Opportunities: 
Special music or presentations at local church; Assist at elementary school or with Pathfinders clubs; Teach English; Visit orphanage; Work with community health projects; Assist with hospital maintenance; IT; Biomed; etc. as able
Max Number of Students: 
4 students at a time

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Toncontin International Airport, Tegucigalpa (TGU)
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
None, unless staying for longer than 3 months - If so, arrangements are made once volunteer is in country
Transport from Airport Provided: 
Yes
Transportation Costs: 
$35/trip
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
45 minutes
Type of Student Housing: 
Guest housing double/triple rooms
Cost of Housing/night: 
Flat $25/person/day ($10/day extra if requesting private room)
Meal Plan: 
Cafeteria (vegetarian)
Recommended Months to Visit: 
Year-round
Additional Fees: 
$40 airport tax upon departure
Last Updated: 
November 9, 2015