Many of the 2000 patients who have visited IMAN’s Free Community Health Clinic in 2015 have come in sick and often very tired.
Though the most recent Affordable Care Act victory continues to protect the health care subsidies of millions of Americans, millions more remain outside of that safety net. So many still lack access to quality, culturally competent health care, and are still sick and tired of dealing with the vast array of health issues prevalent in working-class communities of color like IMAN’s. In 2015, our patients have come from almost every zip code in the city. Whether they were seeking basic primary care or behavioral health counseling, IMAN doctors, nurses, volunteers and staff continue to do everything in their power to treat these individuals with the compassion and dignity they deserve.
In the year since IMAN’s Health Clinic was designated “Best Affordable Health Care” in Chicago Reader’s “Best Of” series, it has continued to grow and expand. Not only have our hours and services increased, but also has our progress towards the larger vision of becoming a Federally Qualified Health Center, with even more resources and opportunities available for all of our patients.
One day soon, God willing, IMAN’s clinic will be significantly sustained via the resources generated through a federally reimbursed billing process. For now, though, this clinic and its thousands of patients across the Chicagoland area rely on YOU.
Please make your tax-deductible and zakat-eligible donation to IMAN’s 2015 Ramadan Drive today to help sustain and grow these vital, life-giving services in this sacred month.