The healing begins here.

Our Mission

Flying Samaritans is an undergraduate, student-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization at University of California, Irvine. We are committed to facilitating the service efforts of The Flying Samaritans, Inc., a registered non-profit corporation. 

Students, physicians, dentists, optometrists, pilots, and other healthcare practitioners travel monthly to medical clinics located throughout Mexico to provide free, quality healthcare to those who would otherwise lack access.

Healthcare is provided to the people living in the rural areas outside of Tecate, Mexico in our student-run clinic, Clinica Jose Lemus Lopez Heroes del Desierto Mexico in El Testerazo. At our clinic, our members have the opportunity to assist in administrating, translating, and taking vital signs. Furthermore, students are able to witness the clinic flow and view different aspects of primary care from: intake, assessment, diagnosis, and discharge. Our members can experience healthcare and immerse themselves in another culture firsthand, both of which are incredibly educational and rewarding.


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Are you ready to make a difference in the communities around you? Join Flying Samaritans today and make a difference in the world tomorrow.

Becoming a general member is easy, simply follow the steps below and you will be a general member in no time!
If you have questions regarding our club or membership information, please visit our FAQ page.

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Step 1: Subscribe to our mailing list.

Visit our Contact page and subscribe to our mailing list to be updated on the latest news.

Step 2: Have an active membership.

Pay the annual membership fee. You can pay at general meetings or via Venmo @UCIFlyingSams.

Step 3: Attend general meetings. 

Meetings are held in DBH 1500 on even week Tuesdays from 7-8 pm.

Step 4: Have fun! 

Be spontaneous, meet other members, and have the best time while serving the underserved community.



By joining, you agree to the following statement:

I hereby indemnify and hold the UCI Flying Sams and each and every member thereof, harmless from and against all claims, liabilities, damages, personal injuries, or any and all other damages arising from or in connection with my participation or conduct in or for on behalf of the UCI Flying Samaritans. I understand the potential consequences that may result and any unavoidable risks involved with my activities pertaining to the UCI Flying Samaritans in Mexico.