Medical Mission Trips

Since 2003, Refuge International has been helping people in some of the most remote areas of Guatemala.

The places we go are hard to find on most maps, but we know this is where the need is greatest. Our mission trip teams are comprised of a diverse mix of physicians, nurses, students, educators, technicians and even those with no medical background that provide equally important administrative and assistant duties in the clinics. In Guatemala, Refuge International makes every effort to adhere to the standards of professional care practiced in the United States.

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where we serve


San Raymundo

Learn about our work in this highland region one hour northwest of Guatemala City.



Learn how our volunteers serve this isolated community located between Belize and Guatemala.



Learn how our volunteers and pipeline of supplies fills the healthcare gap in the largest, yet most remote, area of Guatemala.


Longview, TX

Learn how Refuge teams up with other local organizations to serve the homeless population at Hiway 80 Rescue Mission.

In just the few days our teams have on the ground here in Guatemala, we are able to provide a wide range of services:

  • Vital surgeries
  • Health exams and consultations
  • Vision exams
  • OB/GYN care
  • Child wellness exams
  • Distribution of medications
  • Training for local providers
  • Equipment servicing
  • Water well digging and construction
  • Delivery of much needed supplies (medical, technical and educational)

The most common surgical procedures performed by our teams are hernia repair, hysterectomy and gallbladder removal.

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