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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Nogales, Arizona

 

St. Andrew's Children's Clinic

 

St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic provides free, specialized medical care to children

living in Mexico who cannot get the care they need in their own country. The children have various medical problems, ranging from spina bifida and cerebral palsy to speech, hearing, and vision problems. Their parents are very poor. The Clinic is held the first Thursday of every month (except July) at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Nogales, AZ. Patients number 200-250 each clinic day.

Donations to The Clinic cover the costs of x-rays, laboratory tests, prescriptions, orthopedic devices, hearing aids, and any other necessary items or procedures for the children’s health care. Professional services from doctors, nurses, nutritionists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, Reiki therapists, speech and language therapists, and audiologists are donated to The Clinic. Presently, monetary and non-monetary donations are received from churches, businesses, civic groups, foundations, and individuals. As with all medical services, costs continue to climb requiring an increasing need for donations. Of all donations received, 98% goes to direct patient care.

The Clinic was founded in 1973 by concerned individuals in Nogales, AZ and Sonora. When the Clinic outgrew homes in Nogales, Sonora, it was moved to an orphanage and ultimately to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Nogales, AZ. In January, 1990, St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic received an IRS 501(c)3 tax exempt status.

Over the years, many St. Andrew’s parishioners have volunteered at The Clinic and provided financial assistance. Currently, 20-25 parishioners work as volunteers providing assistance in roles such as doctor, nurse, newsletter editor, Board member, kitchen worker, parking attendant, and interpreter.

For more information about St Andrew's Children's Clinic go to www.standrewsclinic.org