HOM converted an abandoned building into the St. Pierre Healthcare Clinic. In November of 2005, the clinic opened full time and is now staffed by sixteen full and part time employees. These include a family physician, a dentist, a pediatrician, and two lab technicians.
Patients are charged 150 Haitian Gourds ($1.14) for doctor consultation and medicine. For patients with no money, there is no charge. For lab analysis, there is a charge of 150 Haitian Gourds ($1.14) to 200 Haitian Gourds ($1.52). Lab work is free for those who have no money.
Our challenge is to continue providing operating expenses for the clinic, which amounts to $3,700 monthly.
HOM provides support to schools that total 1,500 students in the Mirebalais area - St. Pierre, St. Louis, Trianon, and Desvarrieux. Support comes in the form of teacher salaries and school supplies, construction projects, fluoride treatments and mobile medical/dental visits.
On previous mission trips, working with the staff of our medical/dental clinic, each year we have traveled to the surrounding communities of Desvarrieux, Trianon, Noyau, and the city of Hinche and conducted mobile medical and dental clinics.
Oral hygiene demonstrations and treatments of fluoride and anti-parasite medicine are given to 1500 school children in five or six schools. Children with severe tooth decay can be sent to our Dental clinic.