Frequently Asked Questions
Global Health Teams is a volunteer, 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation dedicated to providing medical care and healthcare related support and education to under served and marginalized people throughout the world. Our United States Tax ID number is 91-1317037. We are incorporated and registered as a charity in the State of Washington.
GHT Board of Directors are all unpaid volunteers who donate their time to support the team and the communities we serve.
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GHT Board of Directors and participants are all unpaid volunteers who donate their time to support the team and the communities we serve. Please visit the Upcoming Trips page of our website for more information about our volunteer needs and schedule.
No, GHT is a secular organization. Although we partner with a Catholic parish to help provide medications and referral care at the Leon clinic, our missions are strictly medical. GHT serves all patients in need regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation. There is no requirement for patients or volunteers to attend religious services or receive religious information as a condition of participation or care.
Donations of cash are always welcome and no amount is too small. Your cash donations help us to fund our medical clinics and purchase the supplies that work best in our clinic. During the PayPal payment confirmation process, you may designate a specific purpose for your donation or say it is donated in someone’s name for a gift. Click Here to donate securely!
Because of the logistics and cost associated with shipping to Haiti, we do not typically accept donated supplies or equipment. We want to make sure that whatever supplies and equipment we take are appropriate for use in Haiti and can be used effectively and safely in an austere environment.
To support the local economy, we purchase as much as possible for our clinics in country. If you do have supplies that are in good condition and within their expiration date, please Contact Us for consideration.
It takes money to operate our clinics and host a team when in Haiti. Similar to other organizations (like Habitat for Humanity), participant deposits help to cover some (but not all) of these costs. We use additional donated funds to help cover the costs that participant deposits do not cover.
If you do not want to pay the deposit, we have very easy fundraising options you can use instead. We have had many people successfully use this method to cover their deposit, doing everything on-line via email and social media.
No. We cannot accept medicines originally prescribed for others for use at our clinics. We have a defined medication supply list that is based on our approved protocols, World Health Organization essential medicines list and local availability. Not all medicines prescribed in the US are appropriate for use at the clinic.
The main Leon clinic is locally staffed year-round. We collaborate with the staff to provide more specialized care and assist in treating the higher volume of patients when we are in country. We provide education on best practices for the local staff and provide infrastructure and other support to keep the clinic running.
Donations are always welcome and no amount is too small. You may designate a specific purpose for your donation or say it is donated in someone’s name for a gift.
Sponsor a volunteer
Our volunteers are required to pay a deposit to cover housing and transportation while in country. Your sponsorship can fund a deposit for a volunteer who would otherwise not be able to participate on our team. For more information sponsorship, please click below ...