Beyond assisting students with academics, Beacon of Hope School also offers students medical services at the Beacon Medical Center. The center opened in November 2006 operating as a day center with the aim of treating students and staff of Pilgrim. In the beginning the two staff of the BMC managed minor illnesses and provided trauma counseling for internally displaced people. On average, 30 students per day received treatment, most commonly for malaria, diabetes, intestinal worms, skin infections and asthma.
In 2007, staffing increased to include a laboratory technician and some nurses. Laboratory services started up, as well as outreach to patients in the community, often at subsidized costs. The center began mobile clinic services in the surrounding rural areas providing free treatment to people displaced by the rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Currently, the medical center operates with 6 staff, a clinician, dispenser, enrolled nurse, counsellor, laboratory technician, and office assistant. The center has 7 beds and still runs as day center. On average, the medical center receives 20 students and 10-15 patients from the community daily. The mission of the Beacon Medical Center is to provide high quality patient care that meets the expectations of patients, with a vision to be the best provider of healthcare services for the community. Services currently offered include laboratory services, general medical services, family planning services, minor surgeries and counseling services.