The town of Villa lies high in the mountains, about an hour’s drive east of SBH, in Haiti’s South-East department. The road to Villa is rough and jagged. When the rains come, Villa is often inaccessible until the rivers subside enough for vehicles to ford them again—sometimes, this takes days. There are a few small health clinics in the area, but most are limited in their capacity to treat patients and keep medical supplies in stock. Villa Clinic is the one health facility that ensures all patients can receive the care they need. As an extension of SBH, all patients who need more intensive or specialized care can be quickly transferred to the hospital while maintaining a continuum of care.
The original Villa Clinic was damaged beyond repair in the 2010 Earthquake. With assistance from the Spanish Red Cross, HEI/SBH built a new clinic that in 2021 saw over 17,000 patient visits and delivered over 150 babies.
Staff at Villa Clinic consists of one doctor, two nurses, and one pharmacist and lab technician. Villa also hosts visiting nurses and resident doctors from SBH. At least one staff member is on call at all times in cases of emergencies. Because of the quality care we deliver, Villa Clinic is the most trusted healthcare provider in a large and extremely remote area.