Dallas Mosque Runs Free Clinic

August 25, 2001

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On August 25, 2001, the free medical clinic founded by Dr. Amer Shakil at the Dallas Central Mosque opened due to the needs of "the area's large immigrant population." But Shakil notes the clinic's purpose "'is to not only provide health care but to educate [patients] about how to access [other] health care'...Dr. Shakil is a family practice physician...his clinic, which opened in November 2000, serves more than 790 patients and has logged nearly 2,000 visits...Most visitors are Muslim but checkups and other services are open to all...The clinic, funded in part by the nonprofit Islamic Association of North Texas, is in the Dallas Central Mosque in Richardson," Texas.

See also: Islam, Civic, Health