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Medical Mission

Federal Qualification

On October 27, 2020, Dr. William Keh was overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude upon receiving a notice from the federal government. “This was even more joyful than when I was admitted to the Department of Medicine at National Taiwan University [the first choice among Taiwan’s medical schools].

Medical Mission

A Comprehensive Approach

Financial planning is especially important because, according to a Fidelity retiree healthcare cost estimate, a single person aged 65 in 2023 may need approximately $157,500 saved (after tax) to cover their healthcare expenses while in retirement. What’s more, an average retired couple aged 65 as of 2023 may need roughly $315,000 saved to cover their healthcare needs.

Medical Mission

Traditional Chinese & Western Medicine Combined

Tzu Chi Community Clinics offer a unique treatment option among many U.S. clinics: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). From the beginning of the Tzu Chi Free Clinic’s work in Alhambra, TCM practitioners joined the team. Later, a TCM Community Clinic was set up in South El Monte, and the Community Clinic in Wilmington focuses on providing TCM services as well.

Despite all odds, Tzu Chi Miami volunteers successfully deliver donations of PPE to the Memorial Hospital Pembroke in Pembroke Pines, Florida, where staff warmly welcomed their gift in March 2020.

At the Forefront of COVID-19

In late 2019, when a mysterious virus (later named SARS-CoV-2) began causing severe disease and death in people across China, life as we knew it was about to change.

Medical Mission

Wilmington Medical Clinics

In Southern California, near the Port of Los Angeles, there is a community named Wilmington. In addition to the port for oil tankers and oil refinery locations, the area is also commonly known for its factories.

Medical Mission

South El Monte Medical Clinics

On August 3, 2005, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Free Clinic adjusted its name to the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, and the Foundation opened a campus in South El Monte, California, where the second community clinic also opened because of a considerable need for care in the local area. In 2008, the community clinic added dental services, and medical volunteer training and community healthcare workshops were also often held.

Tzu Chi USA Las Vegas Service Center Director Tsuilin Valenzuela holds a symbolic key at the May 21, 2023, grand opening ceremony for its brand new Vision Mobile Clinic
Mobile Clinics

Tzu Chi USA Mobile Clinics

“Our dream came true!” Tsuilin Valenzuela, Director of the Tzu Chi USA Las Vegas Service Center, announced joyfully at the grand opening ceremony on May 21, 2023, for its new Tzu Chi Vision Mobile Clinic, the 11th to join Tzu Chi USA’s fleet.