OHFC was born out of the wake of Hurricane Maria. OHFC was first responsible for refurbishing an abandoned hospital to serve as a Free Healthcare Clinic for disaster relief. On October 13, 2017, this medical facility opened it's doors for the first time in nearly a decade in order to provide free primary care services and prescription medications to those struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria. The Free Clinic operated from October 2017 until June 2018 serving more than 2,000 patients and distributing more than 200,000 lbs of donated supplies.
Our mission is very simple: To provide immediate medical assistance and to develop and implement sustainable and long term solutions for the issues that many are faced with in Puerto Rico. We are here to help those who are not able to help themselves by way of action, education, and empowerment and we do so by coordinating the incredible talents of our amazing volunteers. "All we are is simply how we treat each other"
The OHFC Voluntourism Program provides medical support to local community organizations and healthcare facilities in order to help U.S. citizens in need. You will use your talents in small under served communities to make a difference in the lives of the beautiful people of Puerto Rico while experiencing the magic of the island in a very unique way. OHFC began coordinating volunteer groups to Puerto Rico in February of 2018 and has since guided more than 100 volunteers to the island.