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Registered Clinic Patients
Due to the unprecedented circumstances over COVID-19 and our commitment to providing you with safe access to medical care, effective 3/24/2020, the clinic will transition from in-person medical appointments to telephone medical consults with a clinic physician or ARNP.
Although clinic staff will be on hand, the clinic doors will remain locked at all times.
No walk-in appointments will be accepted.
ALL patients are asked to CALL the clinic at (954) 563-9876 for any questions they may have or appointments they may need.
Until further notice, the clinic staff will schedule your 1:1 medical phone consult with a clinic physician or ARNP during the following days & times.
Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 4:30pm
Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fridays from 9:00 am 2:00 pm
We ask that you please be ready for the medical provider to call you at the designated appointment time and that you have a private place to speak with the provider without interruptions from family, TV, pets etc.
Please have your medications available for the consult along with name & number of your pharmacy. If you have a blood pressure monitor at home, please take your blood pressure just prior to the call.
Effective Tuesday, 06/01/20, laboratory services will slowly resume as ordered by the clinic physician or ARNP.
COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION
Patients since we opened our doors in 1989
Total Patient Encounters at Light Of The World Clinic (07/2018 to 06/2019)
Donated volunteer service hours (07/2018 to 06/2019)
$ Value of donated service to our community (07/2018 to 06/2019)
Light of the World Clinic, Inc. is a Florida Free Clinic and an IRS recognized 501c3 organization.
The clinic was established in 1989 by the late Dr. Erwin M. Vasquez and other community leaders with a mission to provide quality culturally sensitive health care and preventative medical services to the disadvantaged residents of Broward County.
Free and charitable clinics and networks are not-for-profit, community-based and faith-based organizations. They provide healthcare services at little or no charge to low-income, uninsured and underserved individuals…
How Did It all Begin?
In 1989, the late Dr. Erwin M. Velasquez and other community leaders recognized that too many Broward County residents were not receiving the type of healthcare they needed and deserved, because they couldn’t afford the treatment or the insurance needed to cover their medical needs.
With that understanding, it became their mission to start a clinic where no one would be turned away based upon their inability to pay for proper medial treatment. Hence, the Light Of The World Clinic was founded.
Since it’s opening, with the help of hundreds of volunteer doctors, specialists and non-medical professionals, the clinic has helped more than a quarter million deserving, but unable-to-pay patients.
What Do We Do?
The clinic reaches out to residential areas where there are at-risk residents and provides them monthly, quarterly and annual community-based health screenings and quality health care services in a sensitive manner without regard to ethnic origin or ability to pay.
By providing free medical visits and services to the underserved and at-risk community, the clinic provides early medical intervention by treating them and stabilizing their hypertension, diabetes, coronary disease, obesity and other widespread diseases.
As of May 2019, LOTWC is working on a plan to become ADA Compliant.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 3pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 2pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Erwin M. Vasquez, M.D.
” Erwin M. Vasquez, M.D. 64, passed away after a long illness, with his family by his side on Thursday, September 2, 2010. He was born in Margarita Island, Venezuela, and came to the U.S. in 1970 where he began his medical practice.”
Are you a licensed health care provider wanting to give back to your community?
Are you a student or professional individual with: extra time on your hands, interests in the medical community, or simply want to make a difference?
News & Events
Light Of The World Clinic is involved in several outreach events in our community. Learn more about local events or see our events calendar.
View any of our patient education videos. These insightful and bilingual videos are listed in alphabetical order and cover many topics.
We partner with many caring companies. We are proud to be a valued member of our community and work with like minded partners.
CURRENT COVID-19 TESTING LOCATIONS:
WALK UP TESTING:
Urban League of Broward County
560 NW 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Beginning April 18th
OPEN TUES – SAT | 9AM – 6PM
*Appointments preferred. No doctor referral needed. Open to anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
Mobile drive-thru testing is not permitted at this site.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COVID-19 AND AVAILABLE TESTING, VISIT