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10th Annual Community Care Non-Profit Awards
We are thrilled to have been nominated and selected as a finalist for “Non-Profit Organization of the Year” in the 211 Non-Profit Awards on February 28, 2020!
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.
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.”
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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.