Mexico Trip Information

Dates

We have just completed our 2019 trip to Mexico.  Check back for dates in 2020.  

Group Leaders

Dr. Jodi Flanders and Dr. Jim Deering will be the group leaders. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Flanders, [email protected].


Goals

  • Build lasting relationships with the villages
  • Fulfill requests by community leadership for specific needs of identified individuals
  • Provide competent, appropriate medical care to an extremely underserved population
  • Facilitate educational opportunities for the community
  • Partner with local physicians and department of public health to better understand the local needs in a culturally appropriate fashion
  • Welcome the local physicians and medical students to our brigade for mutual learning
  • Request and facilitate referrals provided within the local Mexican healthcare system
  • Arrange follow up for identified healthcare concerns
  • Supply much needed medications and supplies for the community healthcare team remaining at the completion of our brigade
  • Offer a safe learning environment for medical students and residents, other healthcare personnel, and ancillary team members
  • Provide intensive training for students in the art of medicine, with technology limited by the local standards
  • Facilitate opportunities to experience different cultures and global health issues


Checklist

  • Complete the application here
  • Submit your $206 deposit here
  • Make certain your passport does not expire before February 2019
  • Make certain you have the required immunizations for Mexico
  • Upload the required documents here for your team role
  • Second payment due November 1- payable by check to Power of a Nickel
  • Final payment due February November 30 - payable by check to Power of a Nickel
  • If you use PayPal other than for the initial deposit, you must add 3% to your total
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Costs

Total trip cost: $1000 pp (one-week outreach) or $1500 pp (two-week outreach). Prices are based on double-occupancy.

This DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE TO CANCUN. Included are: In country travel by van and bus, some meals daily, translator expenses, governmental document preparation, Mexican doctor fees, medications and supplies for clinics, escort to clinics, and English speaking tour guides. 

Requirements

Participants will be responsible for all travel and routine vaccinations including Hepatitis A & B, typhoid, in addition to routine immunizations. More information can be found at www.cdc.gov and www.headinghomehealthy.org.

  • Evacuation insurance is required.
  • Trip cancellation insurance is suggested.

Payment Schedule

A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $206 is required to hold your space. 

December 17, 2019: Final payment of $794 or $1294, payable by check to Power of a Nickel 4520 S Birmingham Place Tulsa, OK 74105.

If you opt to use PayPal for payments other than the deposit, add 3% to your total cost.

Cancellation Policy 

$206 deposit is non-refundable. You may transfer this to another person if you find you are unable to participate, but you will need to make any financial arrangements with that person.

Final payment for the trip is due 60 days prior to trip start date.
59-30 days prior to departure, 50% refund
29-0 days prior to departure, no refund

Trip cancellation insurance (different from evacuation insurance) is strongly encouraged to avoid forfeiting funds if you must cancel for any reason.