Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, USA

Mission
The mission of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation is to provide quality medical, dental, alternative medicine and vision care, along with health education and other health services to income disadvantaged residents regardless of their age, gender, race or religious affiliations with inspiring love and humanity to both the givers and receivers. Also we coordinate and manage medical resources across and beyond the United States collaborating closely with Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) organizing numerous outreaches worldwide.

Vision
The Vision of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation is to provide medical aid while inspiring love and humanity to both the givers and receivers.

Goals
– To provide quality health care to financially disadvantaged residents, regardless of their age, sex, race or religious affiliations at minimal or no charge.
– To ensure quality health by providing preventative medical and dental care. To educate and promote the public’s awareness of preventative medical care and pertinent health issues.
– To provide emergency medical relief to disastrous and/or disadvantaged areas. Care with Compassion, Give with Joy.
Our funding comes from donations by general public like you and Tzu Chi volunteers and not through government grants.

Our Fee-For-Service Sliding Scale Payment Plan
Since our goal is to serve you, whatever your financial situation may be, the clinics will apply a sliding scale to decide the appropriate amount to charge you. This decision is based on the size of your family, your household income before taxes, and any other special circumstances. On the other hand, if you are able to financially help our needy patients, please seriously consider making a donation to the Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation. It is tax-deductible, and will be gratefully appreciated.