Providing Medical Care

The Guerrero Clinic provides eyedental and other medical care to the indigent people within the state of Chihuahua and other parts of Mexico. 

We serve multiple populations including Mexican, Mennonite, and Tarahumara Indians.

We provide volunteer opportunities for medical and non-medical people, adults, students (high school age and up) and families. It is a great experience for parent/child or grandparent/child to share. 

While this is a Rotary clinic, volunteers participate from other service organizations such as Lions clubs, health care organizations and the general public.

Accommodations - Family run motel 2 miles from clinic on the edge of an apple orchard.

Another Successful Clinic !!

Our full team of ODs and OD students allowed us to provide two different venues and experiences for our optometry students. While half the students focused on presurgical patients at the main clinic, the other half performed comprehensive exams at a remote clinic that we set up in a Mennonite community an hour away. Students spent two days at each experience. The Mennonite hospitality was amazing and the group learned this group's story first hand.

The students' impact at the community was instantaneos and huge. Blindness was prevented by finding regractive amblyopia in kids, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. If these conditions are treated, it gives the patients a chance for vision even after they develop cataracts. 

Unfortunately not all diagnoses lead to good outcomes. We had a young girl, about 7, who was diagnosed with Stargardt disease - a form a macular dystrophy that is extremely uncommon. While the little girl will lose her vision, she and her family now understand what is happening and can make the adjustments and ask for the additional help that will be needed. 

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Robert Yudkin

Elsa Branson

Isabel Schmitt


Walter Branson

Luis Cabrera

Tom Pruett, OD


Mexican Administrator





Next Clinic 
Summer 2023 Monday June 19 thru
Sunday June 25th.

Click "2023 Summer Clinic" for info and the Application.

We are looking for American volunteers for the following roles.

  • Optometrists (8 - We have strong interest for this clinic. Do not buy
    airfare until your application is approvided by either Walter Branson or Robert Yudkin)
  • Optometry students (8 - Looking primarily for OD students just starting or finishing their 4th years. Contact Dr. Beth Anderson for more info 214-908-0838 or )
  • Ophthalmologists (2, experienced with dense cataracts) 
  • Scrub techs (2)
  • Circulators (2)
  • Opticians (2)
  • Dentists (1-3)
  • Translators (5) (English/Spanish, English/German)  
  • Volunteers for pre/post op (4) 
  • Volunteers for other roles (5)
  • Construction (2) 

Cost to volunteer is $385 plus the cost of airfare. The volunteer fee includes ground transportation in Mexico, shared lodging in Mexico, just about all of your meals, AND the T-shirt. 

Because of space limitations. Do not purchase airfare without the approval of either Robert Yudkin or Walter Branson.

To Volunteer or with questions, contact

Robert Yudkin    214-213-6808 or

Walter Branson  979-236-1970

90 Second Intro

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Spring clinic was an amazing success. Hundreds of eye exams. 319 cataract surgeries performed. 5 optometrists. 8 optometry students (SUNY and UHCO). 8 ophthalmologists, 2 dentists, a pediatrician, general medicine docs and many more wonderful volunteers.

People (from both sides of the border) helping People

Fall Clinic takes place the week of
October 2nd, 2023
Details and Application coming later this summer