18 Nov

The Charlotte Observer: Shifa Free Health Clinic serves the uninsured

HighLights

  • Shifa is the Arabic word for healing
  • Clinic open once a month to the uninsured below the poverty line, regardless of religious affiliation
  • Located at American Islamic Outreach Foundation on Shamrock Drive

A new health clinic at the American Islamic Outreach Foundation (AIOF) is offering free medical care once a month to people who don’t have insurance and who live below the poverty line.

The clinic was started in October after Raza Ulhaq, a Charlotte pharmacist, had noticed many people were coming to him for medical advice. He met many of them when he went to his local mosque for prayer.

SOURCE: The Charlotte Observer

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