About Us

Brief History

The Ibn Sina Foundation was established in 2001 by a group of local physicians, business and healthcare professionals. The vision was to bridge the growing gap between the health care needs of a rapidly expanding population of undeserved families and the ability of existing public institutions to meet their needs.

Ibn Sina’s humble beginnings are of extra ordinary measures for low income and indigent families who have no access to health care and can not afford expensive health related services. The Foundation started with one part time staff for 4 hours

in 2001 who was paid through borrowed funding from a donor.  Currently there are more than 50 staff members raising budget to $4 million in 2011. Over the period of 10 years the Foundation has served more than 195,000 patients and we anticipate serving more than 60,000 patients this year.

Ibn Sina has completed many projects and programs successfully with public and private partnership. These programs are sustainable and are affordable. Ibn Sina’s community health model is easily replicated through available community resources, leadership and courage.

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 future generations.

Ibn Sina focuses on prevention and control of diseases at early stage. The Objectives of Ibn Sina are very specific to improve quality of life, enhance life expectancy and increase chances of survival for underprivileged and uninsured patients.

Our Values are to provide comprehensive clinical services without discrimination and treat all with respect and dignity.

The Vision of Ibn Sina Foundation is to create Ibn Sina Health Care System with multiple community clinics, preventive programs and projects that can serve more than 100,000 uninsured patients by the year 2020. Presently we have served more than 46,000 patients in 2010 and expecting 60,000 this year.

Who was Ibn Sina?

Ibn Sina (980-1037 CE), is known to the world as Avicenna. Born near Bukhara in present day South Russia to an Ismaili Muslim father, he became proficient in medical science at a very early age of 17 years. He found medicine, in his own words, “not difficult”. He displayed remarkable intellectual abilities as a child and was well versed in Quran and Arabic literature. He committed himself to the study of several subjects: Muslim Jurisprudence, Philosophy and Natural Sciences.

He was one of the most influential of the philosopher-scientists of Islam. His Qanun fi’l-tibb (‘The Canon of Medicine’) is the most famous single book in the history of medicine in both East and West. It is a systematic encyclopedia encompassing the breadth of traditional Greek and Arabic medicine. In the museum at Bukhara, there are displays showing many of his writings, surgical instruments from the period and paintings of patients undergoing treatment. An impressive monument to the life and works of the man who became known as the ‘doctor of doctors’ still stands outside Bukhara museum and his portrait hangs in the Hall of the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Paris. He died at a relatively young age of 58, and is buried in Hamadan, Iran.

 

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Wilcrest Community Medical Center

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

Wilcrest Community Dental Center
11226 S. Wilcrest Dr.
Houston, TX 77099

Phone: 281-977-7462
Fax: 281-977-7472
Clinic Hours:
Mon – Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 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)
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 Closed
Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

By appointment Only

Wilcrest Children's Clinic
11220 South Wilcrest Dr.
Houston, TX 77099

Phone: 281-495-7462
Fax: 281-495-7464
Clinic Hours:
Mon – Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Call to schedule an appointments and Walk in Welcome.

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

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 am – 5:00 pm
Call to schedule an appointment - Walk-in Welcome

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 am – 5:00 pm
Call to schedule an appointments and Walk in Welcome.
Alternate Saturdays 8:00 - 1:00 pm - By appointment only

North Shepherd Community Medical Center
5012 North Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77018
Phone: 713-695-7462
Fax: 713-699-3470
Clinic Hours:
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Call to schedule an appointment - Walk-in Welcome

North Shepherd Dental Clinic
5012 North Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77018
Phone: 713-695-7462
Fax: 713-699-3470
Clinic Hours:
Mon & Wed 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tue & Thurs 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Call to schedule an appointment - Walk-in Welcome

Alternate Saturdays 8:00 am - 1:00 pm - By appointment only.