$1,850 per person (Plus your flight cost from your home city to your international destination)
Check your bags through your home city without having to claim them along the way
IF TRAVELING FROM NYC, PLEASE, ONLY BRING A CARRY-ON WITH YOU. THE ORGANIZATION WILL TRANSPORT SUPPLIES AND WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR PERMITTED BAG/WEIGHT.
You are responsible for meeting the team at the airport designated location in Haiti prior to the team’s official arrival. Should you have travel delays, it will be your financial responsibility to meet up with the rest of the team at our final destination in Haiti.
We will have door to door transportation on chartered buses throughout the stay.
Three meals daily will be provided and are included in the mission fees. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions.
In Haiti you will encounter 3 currencies:
1. US Dollar – The vast majority of businesses and individuals selling something in Haiti will accept U.S. Dollars. Gourdes may be preferred in places like outdoor markets but U.S. Dollars will most likely not be turned down.
2. Haitian Gourdes – The Haitian Gourdes (HTG) is the official currency of Haiti.Every single coin and paper bill in the country is denominated in Haitian Gourdes. The exchange rate of U.S. Dollars to Gourdes fluctuates with currency markets, and as of April 8th, $1 USD converts to approximately 69.35 HTG
3. Haitian Dollar – The Haitian Dollar is a concept ONLY. It doesn’t exist as paper or coin. The exchange rate of Gourdes to Haitian Dollar is fixed. 5 Haitian Gourdes = 1 Haitian Dollar
Typically, during the months of June and July, temperatures in Fort-Liberte can reach anywhere from the mid to high 90’s. It is very important to stay hydrated so please always be sure to have water with you (Water will be provided), and Don’t forget your sunscreen!!
Haïti is on Eastern Standard Time
Tabarre 41, Boulevard 15 Octobre; Port-au-Prince; (509) 22 29 8000
If you have an emergency please contact MediNova (formerly known as NOAH NY) at the following numbers: Contact number while in Haiti will be provided prior to departure
MediNova NY staff will also be reachable via email during the mission. You may leave Dr. Paul’s Haiti phone number below for your family to call in emergencies.
Dr. Paul: 011-509-4440-4957 or 011-509-3479-2056 Please provide us with your emergency contact numbers
To be able to use your cell phones in Haïti you may need to contact your cell phone company to activate international calling. If you have an unlocked phone you may be able to purchase a SIM card at the airport upon arrival. Please use discretion when using your cell phone and be sure your cell phone use does not interfere with the work of the mission. There will be time in the evenings after dinner to contact friends and family.
Local cell phones will be available for your usage during the mission. You will have to purchase calling cards to use the cell phones.
You are welcome to purchase your own additional travel insurance but please be aware that costs related to any additional insurance will NOT be covered by MediNova NY (formerly known as NOAH NY)
Photographs and videos of MediNova NY's (formerly known as NOAH NY) work in Haiti may result in the use of volunteers’ images in print and electronic publications promoting MediNova NY. Personal data will not be disclosed and every effort is made to protect individual privacy. No image will be used for profit and no volunteer will be paid or rewarded for use of their image. We ask volunteers to share their mission photos to help highlight the needs and work done by MediNova NY, email photos to email@example.com
Yes! We encourage our volunteers to extend their stay and explore. And by extending your stay, you also put money into Haiti’s economy!
Protect your passport at all times. Make two copies prior to departure. Give one copy to a MediNova (formerly known as NOAH NY) group leader, keep the second copy in a safe place separate from your passport and checked luggage.
Yes! Many volunteers fund raise for trips. NOAH NY is a 501(c)3 charity, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
NOAH NY teams provide medical care and community health education to communities that lack access to care. A typical NOAH NY team consists of doctors, nurses, dentist, medical/nursing students, pre-med students, and non-medical volunteers. The team usually stays in a central location and travels each day to a different community to set up a mobile medical clinic. No matter what your specialty or skill level, there is a job for you on our Medical Mission!
If this is your first time traveling with us, once you’ve made your payment for the mission, send us a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org with the way you would like your name to appear on the ID, and we will get your ID made and ready to hand to you when you arrive in Haiti If you’ve lost or misplaced your ID, a new one can be issued for the cost of $19. If you need a replacement ID, send an email to email@example.com
Your international round-trip flight to Cap-Haitien and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit.
$10 airport fee (all foreign passport holders traveling to Haiti is responsible for paying this fee whether you arrive in Haiti by air, land or sea).
for Vaccinations and medications common for travel.
Spending money for souvenirs, excursions, alcoholic beverages and personal purchases.
Trip supplies and personal equipment or small gifts for the special people you meet
Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team trip, payable at the time of service to the local vendor.
Safety & Security
We take security very seriously at MediNova NY. It is our job to ensure that security precautions are in place, but please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee your safety on the trip shall you decide to go on separate outings individually.
We continuously review all current activities occurring on the ground, and we work with the U.S. Embassy to know the ground situation to the best of our ability.
We take many security precautions such as radios, a buddy system, and security planning.
We rely on our teams to also be cognizant of their own safety and to be aware of their surroundings.
Payments for the medical mission excluding airfare can be made by clicking here
The costs from the time you arrive at Cap-Haïtien until you separate from the team, including transportation, lodging, food, tips for services provided to the NOAH NY volunteers, NOAH NY ID, costs associated with clinic, and all logistics, including translation services and security as needed.
The cost is $1,400 per person for 7 days, or $200 per person, per day. This cost does not include airfare. We recommend that you book your airfare as soon as possible to get the best available price and then provide us with your itinerary. NOTE: American Airlines has only one flight in and out of Cap-Haïtien per day
MediNova (formerly known as NOAH NY) will provide volunteers with a t-shirt, and a MediNova NY ID for those that have never received one. If you’ve traveled with us in the past, we recommend that you please bring your MediNova NY ID and T-shirts from prior mission. If you’ve misplaced or lost your ID, a new one can be issued for the cost of $19. If you need a replacement ID, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the MediNova NY t-shirt that will be provided, we also recommend that you bring white t-shirts, and scrubs to wear every day while you work.
If traveling from NYC, we recommend that you only bring one carry-on luggage because the organization transports supplies and would like to take advantage of your permitted bag/weight.
Suggested packing list- Please see the packing list below for your reference.