Volunteer, Casey Community Outreach: Salud Medical Center - Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Saturday, July 27, 9:15 a.m to 5 p.m.
July 27, 2019
Add to Calendar 2019-07-27 09:15:00 2019-07-27 17:00:00 Volunteer, Casey Community Outreach: Salud Medical Center - Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic America/Los_Angeles public
1175 Mt. Hood Ave.
Contact Information

45.1524637, -122.8412407

Volunteer with the Casey Eye Institute (Casey) Community Outreach Team!

Through the generous support of our program donors and with the dedicated service of the Casey Community Outreach Volunteer Team, we will be partnering with Salud Medical Center -   Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic to provide free eye screenings to adult community members who are low income and/or underinsured.

About Salud Medical Center -   Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic:

It was 1973 and healthcare for migrant and seasonal farm workers was almost non-existent. Underfed, poorly clothed and with little to no education, the farm worker community was facing a health crisis that was not being addressed at a local or national level.

Respected physicians - Dr. Paul Monahan, Dr. Donald Gargas and Dr. Julie Ricking - cared deeply about this ‘forgotten’ community and, together with a group of committed care providers, set up the clinic in a small house made out of plywood and built by VISTA volunteers. Conditions were far from perfect, but it was a start.

We’ve come a long way since and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic has grown into a Joint Commission-accredited community/migrant health center, and is the largest community based health center in the Pacific Northwest.

Community members seeking an eye exam

Please contact Salud Medical Center -   Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic directly to learn more about scheduling an appointment (*Please note, the community hosting agency may be unable to schedule individuals outside their geographical service area, or those that are not currently receiving services from their agency).

How to request a community vision screening event hosted by your agency

For agencies interested in becoming a Casey Community Outreach Partner, please email caseyoutreach@ohsu.edu to learn more about hosting a vision screening clinic for your community.

Volunteer sign up

Lunch will be provided!

Provider volunteer registration

Please email caseyoutreach@ohsu.edu directly to sign-up to volunteer if you are an ophthalmologists or optometrist.

Volunteer registration (if you are not a doctor)

Complete the form below and we will contact you with event details.

First time volunteering? Please contact caseyoutreach@ohsu.edu for more information.

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