ISCJ Free Medical Clinic
(Operates during Weekend School Year Calendar)
The ISCJ offers a Weekend Clinic at no Charge for non-emergency care only. It operates on Sundays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. A schedule is available at ISCJ office, bulletin board and thru the website. You can also call ISCJ office to get the information.
The ISCJ Clinic opened in 1994 at ISCJ premises. The clinic works on a “walk-in” basis and operates from September to June. It is closed during summer months in conjunction with school vacations. There is a physician available on Sundays between 10.30am to12.30pm. Over time there have been approximately 12 physicians who have volunteered their time, effort and money to keep the clinic functional. The specialties vary from Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Surgery. Recently a Psychiatrist and a Nutritionist have been added. We provide free Flu vaccine each season and additionally arrange for Meningitis shots to be given at cost price for people going to Haj and Umra.
The purpose of this project is threefold: free medical care, education and community relations. The main purpose is to provide free medical care for its members and surrounding community. There is clearly a need for this service for the many uninsured families or some that do not have timely access to health care. This is one of the reasons that the clinic is open on Sunday mornings. Second as part of any facility that provides health care, it is important to educate the persons seeking these services. We have set up educational seminars including topics in use of medications, primary care, cancer and basic CPR.
Finally the clinic serves as a benchmark in community relations by letting the public know that we as Muslims care about the indigenous and the needy. Islam puts great emphasis on being compassionate and serving the needy.
Our vision for the future for this clinic is to expand in many ways, physically and functionally. We would like to extend the hours of operation and have an assistant/ nurse to assist the physician and better utilize their time. Additionally, in order to involve more community physicians we ask them to donate their services by providing an exam or procedure at a discount rate. This will help expand the subspecialties available to the people. Finally advertising on a regular basis will keep the community aware of the clinic and the services available.
If anyone is interested in volunteering their time for the clinic, please call ISCJ office and leave your name and a phone number so we can contact you.