KHOU – Houston TX – Houston Doctor Giving Back To Community

by Jeremy Desel / KHOU 11 News


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Posted on January 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM

HOUSTON — Houston has the highest percentage of people without health insurance in the country. While some people simply can’t afford it, one local doctor is offering his services, free of charge.

Dr. Aijaz Ali Khowaja founded the Ibn Sina Foundation. It’s a one-stop shop for quality medical care.

First time patient Karen Best never thought she would be in a lobby like this.

“I lost my job a few months ago and I am a cancer survivor, so I need medical care and I’m basically uninsurable,” said Best. “So I don’t have insurance. I’m always looking for some place that it affordable.”

The fifth clinic opened by Ibn Sina on Houston’s southwest side. It’s funded with help from St. Lukes Episcopal Health Charities and the City of Houston.

The community need is so great that the Ibn Sina Foundation expects to serve more than 80,000 visits this year alone, but that doesn’t fully meet the need. That’s why they are building a sixth clinic later this year.

Childrens Clinic - Now Open - Ibn Sina Clinic

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.