Arise Medical

arise_haiti_medicalThe Arise Haiti Center of Healing was founded in April 2009. After being in Haiti for just a few month, missionary/co-founder of Arise Haiti, Rachael Courter, M.S., P.A.C responded to someone in need in her community with an over the counter medication for an illness. When asked if Rachael would be willing to help others in the community the next day she responded, “sure.”

The next morning the Courter family awoke with nearly a hundred people from the community of Gelèe Beach gathered in front of their apartment waiting for medical care. Only having the medications they brought for their family, and a stethoscope, Rachael and her husband James began treating patients on their front porch. The Arise Center of Healing was thus launched by faith.

Since 2009 the Arise Haiti Health Team has provided care for over 40,000 patient visits. The Arise Healing Center on Gelee Beach is transformational part of the community offering general medical consultations, basic laboratory services, labor and delivery with diagnostic ultrasound, physical therapy and spiritual counseling. The Arise Healing Center is completely staffed by Haitian professionals and cooperates with the Haitian healthcare system.


Arise Haiti Clinic Snapshots


  • 3500 patient visits
  • Began in one room
  • Added first volunteers
  • First mobile clinic site


  • 2765 patient visits
  • Earthquake relief
  • HIV testing/counseling
  • Services to victims of human trafficking
  • Added rapid lab testing
  • Paid staff established


  • 4,000 patient visits
  • Electronic Records
  • Expanding Reach to new areas
  • New Pharmacy
  • Clara’s Room
  • Labor and Delivery area with Ultrasound


  • 5500 patient visits
  • Added indigenous physician
  • Provided endoscopy and advanced services
  • Increased indigenous principles and emphasis on healing


  • Averages 500 patient visits each week
  • Fully staffed by Haitian professionals
  • Laboratory services

Future Plans

  • Plans for a new central facility with complete lab and classrooms
  • Satellite locations

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