United States

Providing free dental care to low-income people on mobile dental vans. Responding to natural disasters.

We are proud to work in three key areas to bring healing to our neighbors in the United States.

Mobile Dental Program

Right outside our doors, families facing socio-economic challenges are often denied access to affordable dental care. They are left suffering from the pain and complications of severe dental problems — many of which are easily treatable with proper care. Thanks to your support, a dedicated team of volunteer dentists and hygienists treat patients aboard a fleet of fully-equipped mobile dental vans, which travel throughout Oregon and Washington every week.

During a global pandemic, this work is even more important. People who can’t access urgent dental care often end up in the ER. Our mobile dental vans help ease the burden on emergency rooms so hospitals can focus on fighting COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Testing Clinics

As COVID-19 spreads, hospital emergency rooms are busy seeing people possibly infected with the virus. To meet the rapidly growing demand for tests, many hospitals have set up drive-thru screening sites. We quickly repurposed our fleet of Mobile Dental vans to provide COVID-19 testing in Washington State. These clinics in Yakima, Washington, and other hotspots around the state, serve vulnerable populations – including unhoused, immigrant, and low-income populations.

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Disaster Response

Medical Teams responds to disasters where the needs are urgent and where our resources can help save lives. Sometimes that happens close to home. Our work in the U.S. began with a mission to send volunteer trauma counselors to comfort rescue workers after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Since then, we’ve sent personal hygiene and health kits as well as volunteer workers to ease the suffering of survivors of natural disasters across the country, from hurricanes to tornadoes to mudslides.

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Recent U.S. News

Hygiene Kits for Wildfire Relief

Medical Teams Intl. Partners with Oregon-based Corporations to Provide Hygiene Kits to Wildfire Evacuees

(Portland, OR) September 15, 2020 – As massive wildfires continue to claim lives, displace families, and destroy businesses and livelihoods across the western U.S., Medical Teams International has partnered with three Oregonian companies to provide critically needed hygiene supplies.

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USA, Evangelina Aguilar, COVID test 2020

Medical Teams International Offers Free COVID-19 Testing in Douglas County

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020— In partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, the non-profit Medical Teams International continues to help ensure that COVID-19 “hot spots” are addressed and contained by providing free drive-up and door-to-door testing.

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