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.Learn More About our Mobile Dental Program
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.Learn More About our COVID-19 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.Learn More About Disaster Response
Recent U.S. News
Medical Teams and Pro Refrigeration, Inc. Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to Vulnerable Populations Locally
(Auburn, WA) JANUARY 8, 2021— As COVID-19 cases increase rapidly and state and local authorities determine the vaccine rollout strategy, Medical Teams is pursuing logistical plans to support its mission to serve the most vulnerable with the vaccine.
Medical Teams International Introduces Free COVID-19 Testing in Oregon
(Portland, OR) SEPTEMBER 29, 2020— After months of service throughout Washington state, Medical Teams, in partnership with local authorities, is pleased to expand free testing into Oregon.