Jewish Institutions in service of the nation: The Israeli Public Polyclinic

A way to repay the country for the warm welcome extended to this migrant group is by providing healthcare services for 100 years.

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The foundation

On May 21, 1922, the Israeli Public Polyclinic was established at 1020 Ñuble Street as a non-profit institution focused on healthcare

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Initiative of a group of young individuals with a strong commitment

A group of doctors and dental students belonging to the A.J.I (Association of Young Israeli) are the ones initiating this important endeavor, aiming to repay the country for the warm reception they and their families received in Chile

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Social focus

In a context where healthcare in Chile was scarce, the Polyclinic aims to serve low-income individuals, regardless of their background, by providing high-quality medical and dental care.

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Volunteers

The pro bono work of doctors, dentists, and administrative staff, along with donations collected by other volunteers, enabled the services provided to users to be free of charge

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Fundraising

The "Baile del Poli" became a significant social event within the Jewish community. These events were part of the activities that facilitated the operation of the Polyclinic.

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Dreaming big

Given the success and the emerging needs from daily operations, the project to construct a Model Polyclinic is born, based on scientific and effective social service. This entails the construction of a new headquarters and all the implications and possibilities it entails.

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  Dream Come True: Construction of a New Headquarters  

  In 1942, the new headquarters located at Nataniel Cox 1558 was inaugurated, enhancing the diversity of services offered while maintaining service quality and high problem-solving capacity, thus making a significant contribution to the healthcare sector and the country  

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  Continuous Improvements

A wide range of specialties and the dedication of both the staff and the contributions from members enabled the provision of a service aimed at dignifying the human being.  

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Polyclinic Legacy

  The Polyclinic is a perfect example of the Jewish community's spirit of service. When committed to the needs of the host country, it achieves objectives that improve the lives of everyone it touches.  

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