Aerie's Community Outreach programs provide reduced-cost or free health care, health education and medical training to individuals, communities and organizations. These include a free, annual health clinic in Costa Rica and offering free medical training to individuals interested in becoming a resource to their community by teaching with Aerie during future courses.
Over the past seven years, Aerie and Rancho Mastatal have offered an annual free health clinic to the residents of Mastatal, Costa Rica, and the surrounding towns. Lead by Aerie's Medical Director, Dr. Greg Moore, the group provides care to over hundreds of people. Although Costa Rican health care is primarily free to its citizens, serious illness, family obligations and clinic schedules can preclude a visit to the nearest hospital. As a result, numerous families and individuals unable to make the longer trip to a hospital visited our local, full-day clinic. Patient ages ranged from newborn to 90 years old. Our goal is to return the good will and hospitality that the residents of this rural area have provided to our staff over the years.
Aerie student attending to a Mastatal Resident during the health clinic