In October 2008, through a grant from the Juniper Tree Foundation, the Juniper Tree Clinic was established on the campus of Back2Back Ministries in Monterrey, Mexico in order to meet the physical needs of the children served by Back2Back. The 4,000 square foot facility provides free medical care to underprivileged children and teens, meeting a range of needs including pediatrics, gynecological, dental and optometric care. The clinic has five exam tables, two dental chairs, two private consultation rooms and an eye exam station. Three efficiency apartments are situated above the clinic to host visiting medical professionals. The clinic is also open to visiting doctors and Mexican nationals with medical backgrounds, who volunteer their services and expertise.
The orphanages we serve lack funding to offer the children basic medical care, such as routine check-ups and dental visits. Most illnesses are left untreated unless they are extremely critical. For many of the orphans we serve, their only access to medical care is through the Juniper Tree Clinic.
Back2Back facilitates opportunities for American medical professionals to meet this practical need, by participating in short-term medical mission trips at our sites in Mexico, Nigeria and India, providing vital services to orphans, as well as impoverished families in surrounding communities. Consider joining us on a medical mission trip. Whether you’re a general care practitioner, optometrist, nurse, dentist or dental hygienist, you can join us in meeting essential medical needs of orphans and impoverished people.