CEO Message

Dr. Aijaz Ali Khowaja , PhD, MPH, MBBS.

Ibn Sina Foundation CEO

Honorary Secretary and Chief Executive Officer.

Dear Community Friends,

The Ibn Sina Foundation was established in 2001 by a group of local physicians, business, and healthcare professionals to bridge the growing gap between the health care needs of a rapidly expanding population of underserved families, and the ability of existing public institutions to meet their needs. The Foundation’s mission is to ensure the health of the community by providing integrated preventive and primary care in a clinical setting through the dissemination and application of health related knowledge, thereby enhancing the quality of life for those who so desperately need affordable healthcare but cannot afford it in a typical medical office setting.

The first Ibn Sina Community Medical Center was established in Southwest Houston in 2001. The second Ibn Sina Community Medical Clinic was established in 2004 in Southeast Houston/Clear Lake.   The third Ibn Sina Community Clinic is under construction on South Post Oak; another comprehensive medical facility for low income and uninsured patients.

The vision of the foundation is to increase life expectancy, improve quality of life and enhance chance of survival for low income and underserved families.  Since 2001, Ibn Sina has provided over 286,684 outpatient visits. By the end of 2012, Ibn Sina expects to treat over 70,000 patients. Our goal is  to serve 100,000 patients each year by 2020.

Ibn Sina Foundation Healthcare Accomplishments:

  • First three quarters in 2012 – Patients served: 52,395
  • Total number of patients served since the inception: 286,684 (Nov. 2012)
  • Provided medical and/or dental care for over 195,000 uninsured Houstonians since 2001
  • Scheduled to treat over 60,000 by December 31, 2011
  • Completed a $1.8 million capital campaign for a new community medical center in 2007
  • Completed $500,000 expansion of Clear Lake Clinic – Added dental services in 2010
  • Completing a $2 million capital project on South Post Oak Community Clinic -2011
  • Service Area declared a Medically Underserved Area (MUP) by the State of Texas in 2007
  • Provided over $100,000 in free healthcare to Hurricane Katrina and Ike affected families 2005-2008
  • Providing reduced cost and/or free healthcare to recently relocated refugees
  • One of the only healthcare centers in Houston dedicated to uninsured families to offer comprehensive medical care that includes specialty medicine (dermatology, cardiology, gynecology, ophthalmology etc.), dentistry and imagining services
  • Ibn Sina Community Clinic, Houston as well as Clear Lake Clinic are open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday to Friday and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays

Ibn Sina Foundation and its Board of Directors are honored to have the opportunity to provide health and dental care for Houston’s growing uninsured and indigent populations.

Best regards,

Dr. Aijaz Ali Khowaja


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Clinical Services

Ibn Sina Foundation – Projects & Programs


Community Medical Center provides low cost medical and dental care to uninsured and indigent patients in Southwest Houston. Currently, the clinic is open for medical and dental services, check hours of operation before visiting Ibn Sina Clinics. The clinic currently employs primary care physicians, who volunteer their time for clinical services. Paid and voluntary dentists also provide dental services.

Patients receive immunizations, health screenings (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, etc.), low cost lab services, and prescriptions are given free of charge if they are available. Many pharmaceutical companies provide sample and bulk medicine for indigent patients to this clinic.   Dental services range from preventative measures (cleaning, fluoride treatment, etc.) to fillings and root canals.  The clinic also works hard to educate its patients about the importance of medical and dental care by providing specialty educational sessions with topics ranging from respiratory diseases to proper diet and nutrition.

A minimal fee of $30 is requested from patients for medical services rendered at the clinic ($40 for dental services and x-rays).  If patients are unable to pay, special arrangements and exceptions can be made.  By building valued relationships with many area businesses, businesses that in large part employ the clinic’s patients, Community Medical Center can offset a portion of patient fees from donations received from these businesses.  Local business owners have seen the clear benefit of providing medical services to their work force even though they are unable to provide them with insurance.  Donations made to Community Medical Center help to ensure that employees are healthy and able to work.

In order to ensure that patients are knowledgeable about and able to utilize the services of various social agencies available within Houston communities, Community Medical Center collaborates with the follow organizations:

  • The Rose Breast Clinic/The Rose Diagnostic Center
  • Gateway to Care
  • Cullen Trust for Health Care
  • Houston Foundation
  • House of Charity
  • Hermann Memorial Health Care System
  • Friends Helping Friends

1. Medical Services  

Medical Consultation  Minor Procedures  Lab Work    Nebulization 
School Physicals  Immunization Well Woman Exams Well-Man Exams


2. Dental Services

Comprehensive Dental Exams Panoramic X-ray Periodic Dental Exam Full Mouth Debridement
Scaling and Deep Cleaning Dental Sealants Fluoride Treatment Nutrition Counseling
Tooth Whitening Simple Extractions Surgical Extractions Crown lengthening
Tooth-colored Fillings Pulpotomy Pulpectomy Root Canal Treatment
Crown Fixed Bridges Complete Dentures Night Guard (Soft and Hard)
Space Maintainers Build-up Partial Dentures Non-tooth colored Fillings

3. Specialty Services

Psychiatry – Mental Health Family Counseling Pediatrics Cardiology
Gastroenterology Dermatology Gynecology Optometry


4. Diagnostic and Imaging Services

Laboratory Services Digital X-Rays Ultrasound Doppler           
Stress Tests Audiometry Spirometry Mammogram
Echocardiogram MRI CT Scan BMI
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Hours and Locations


Wilcrest Community Medical Center
11226 S. Wilcrest Dr. Houston, TX 77099
Phone: 281-977-7462
Fax: 281-977-7472
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (accepts patients till 4 pm) and Sat 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
No appointment needed 

Wilcrest Community Dental Center
11226 S. Wilcrest Dr. Houston, TX 77099
Phone: 281-977-7467
Fax: 281-977-7472
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
By appointment Only

Clear Lake Community Medical Center
15132 Old Galveston Rd (Hwy 3), Houston, TX 77598
Phone: 281-990-7462
Fax: 281-990-7465
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (accepts patients till 4 pm) and Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
No appointment needed

Clear Lake Community Dental Center
15132 Old Galveston Rd (Hwy 3), Houston, TX 77598
Phone: 281-990-7462
Fax: 281-990-7465
Clinic Hours: Mon – Thu 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
By appointment Only

Wilcrest Pediatric Clinic
11246 S. Wilcrest Dr. Suite 190 B; Houston, TX 77099
Phone: 281-495-7462
Fax: 281-495-7464
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
No appointment needed

Beaumont / Port Arthur Community Medical Center:
8599 Ninth Ave, Port Arthur, TX 77642

Phone: 409-724-7462 | 409-724-7463
Fax: 409-724-7464
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
No appointment needed

Beaumont/Port Arthur Community Dental Clinic
8599 Ninth Ave, Port Arthur, TX 77642
Phone: 409-724-7462 / 409-724-7463
Fax: 409-724-7464
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
By appointment only

South Post Oak Community Medical Center:
16345 S. Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77053
Phone: 281-438-7462
Fax: 281-437-1865
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 pm – 3:00 pm (accepts patients till 3:00 pm)
No appointment needed

South Post Oak Community Dental Center:
16345 S. Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77053
Phone: 281-438-7462
Fax: 281-437-1865
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 pm – 5:00 pm
By appointment Only

North Shepherd Community Dental Center
5012 North Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77018

Phone: 713-695-7462
Fax: 713-699-3470
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
By appointment Only

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