Mission Statement

Building and Strengthening Underserved Communities through Healthcare, Education and Volunteerism.


Los Médicos Voladores (LMV), Spanish for “The Flying Doctors”, is a volunteer-based, non-religious, non-profit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of geographically diverse peoples through education and the provision of no-cost, high-quality medical, dental, and optometric clinics.  LMV serves Mexico, Central and South America, under-served populations in California and internationally. Since 1975 LMV has offered more than 500 short-term medical, dental, optometry, and other healthcare clinics, treating over 7,000 patients per year.

Los Médicos Voladores conducts three types of clinics, with travel arrangements varying by location. Clinic locations in California are reached by car or private aircraft. Clinics conducted in rural Northern Mexico are reached by private aircraft. Locations in South, Central America and internationally are traveled to by commercial flights.