Posted on : Thursday June 6, 2019

By Sharon Mager

COLUMBIA, Md. — The Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCM/D) will host the North American Mission Board (NAMB) SEND Relief Mobile Medical Clinic from September 7-15, 2019.

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These state-of-the-art, drivable units provide standard medical and dental exam/operatory rooms and are available for medical volunteers to provide basic services to low-income communities, in partnership with local churches.

These are great opportunities to provide hands-on care, meet people, and share about the love of Jesus.

Volunteers are needed to serve at one or more of these clinics.

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Must be a follower of Christ, and be in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message
  • Be licensed to work in Maryland or Delaware. (Please note that those licensed in Maryland must serve in Maryland, and those licensed in Delaware must serve in Delaware. Neither state accepts out-of-state licensure)
  • Insured to work in locations other than their specific physical office
  • Prepared to tactfully and graciously share the Gospel with clients
  • Must make a solid commitment to serving at his or her clinic of choice and submit a driver’s license copy to be kept on file
  • Must also be able to make a solid commitment to serving by June 30, 2019, and must submit a copy of his or her medical or dental license for NAMB to keep on file

Volunteer openings are filled on a “first-come, first-serve basis.”

Current Needs

  • 6-12 dentists
  • 6 to 12 dental assistants — NAMB requires each dentist to have a dedicated assistant (There are no openings for hygienists)
  • 6-12 general medical practitioners, nurses, and/or physician’s assistants

Clinic Services:

  • Dental Clinic — necessary extractions, excluding wisdom teeth or impacted teeth, and essential fillings (also excludes cleanings but volunteers can refer patients for this service)
  • Medical Clinic — health and wellness checks, including blood pressure, glucose, eyes, and BMI, and general discussion regarding health needs

Dates and Locations

Meals will be provided for volunteers. BCM/D will cover the cost of hotel accommodations for those who are traveling from a significant distance and serving for consecutive days (on a case by case basis).

SENDRelief will offer training for all volunteers. Patients will sign paperwork which indemnifies all medical and dental providers. For more information, email Rosalie Chesley.