Who We Are
We are staffed by volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, professions, and religious identities. Our clinic’s operations are centered on our volunteer physicians, but our team includes nurses, medical students, undergraduates, and many others dedicated to treating our patients.
Who We Serve
The NCC is open to all uninsured and underinsured members of the Columbus community, regardless of race, religion, or background. We serve a variety of patients from recent immigrants to the homeless.
What We Do
We serve as a primary care provider for patients who lack access to more traditional health care providers. We treat patients for chronic illness such as diabetes and hypertension, as well as more acute conditions such as respiratory infections. In the event that a patient’s condition is beyond the scope of our resources, we refer patients to the Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University for further care.
How We Started
Our clinic began as a collaboration between the several community physicians and members. We are also known as the Muslim Clinic of Ohio, Columbus Chapter. In 2008, recognizing the great need for free and subsidized healthcare in Columbus, as well as the abundance of healthcare professionals in congregation, the Muslim Clinic of Ohio, led by Dr. Malika Haque and Dr. Faozan Narvel, began the two year process of starting a free clinic. After much planning and preparation, the clinic opened Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 and has been open as Noor Community Clinic nearly every Wednesday evening since providing primary care services to hundreds of patients.