FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2014
Circle of Health International
Refugee health clinic in McAllen, TX partners with Circle of Health International to serve border crisis refugees from Central America
Hope Clinic in McAllen, Texas has partnered with Circle of Health International, an Austin, Texas based nonprofit, to provide health care services to women & children refugees. There is a call for volunteer clinicians.
In response to the 2014 border crisis, Circle of Health International (COHI) of Austin, Texas and Hope Clinic are partnering to operate a clinic to serve women and children refugees from Central America.
The clinic will be staffed with volunteer clinicians from throughout the United States.
“The influx of refugees during the 2014 border crisis has created a need for increased health care services for the women and children suffering from an extraordinary journey,” said Sera Bonds, Founder of Circle of Health International. “Our mission at COHI perfectly aligns with the Hope Clinic. COHI will be able to provide trauma training, human trafficking training and staff the clinic with volunteer clinicians.”
Volunteer clinicians are needed immediately to staff the clinic. Various types of clinicians may apply: MD, RN, NP, and PAs with Family Medicine, OBGYN, or Pediatrics. Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis. They must be fluent in Spanish and be able to commit a minimum of one week. Travel expenses and housing will be provided.
When not providing care, volunteer duties may also include organizing supplies and donations at the clinic, contributing to the creation of a nationwide directory of pro bono health care providers, and other special projects.