Affinia Healthcare Partners with Islamic Center to Provide Medical Services
Affinia Healthcare leadership recently finalized an agreement to provide healthcare services to the Al Taqwa Islamic Center.
Al Taqwa Islamic Center (also known as Al Taqwa Masjid and Funeral Service Foundation) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, educational, humanitarian, and charitable organization.
Through this partnership, Affinia Healthcare will provide comprehensive medical and dental care to Al Taqwa Islamic Center (ATIC) staff and community members. The services will include medical, dental and behavioral health services, immunizations, referrals for resources, outreach and Medicaid enrollment services. The partnership aligns with Affinia Healthcare’s strategic priority of increasing healthcare access to underserved and immigrant communities.
“We are honored to partner with the Al Taqwa community to provide these needed services,” said Dr. Kendra Holmes, Affinia Healthcare President & CEO. “As many in the Al Taqwa community are new to this country and St. Louis, one of the best ways to welcome them is to help alleviate any health concerns they may have. Our staff will be able to help address some immediate needs and connect them to resources that can provide needed care regarding their health and overall well-being. We are truly committed to providing access to healthcare to all who need it, and look forward to serving the Muslim community.”
Through this new partnership, Affinia Healthcare will employ its mobile dental and medical units to provide care onsite to the ATIC community. Affinia Healthcare will also offer dental examinations and health education to children in the ATIC Early Childhood Education program.
In addition to the healthcare services, Affinia Healthcare will also provide referrals and contacts to resources to address social determinants of health including diapers, feminine hygiene products, and food pantries. The community health center will also provide health insurance application and enrollment assistance.
The Affinia Healthcare mobile medical and dental units will be at the Center, located at 1947 Gravois Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:
- Saturday, May 20 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, June 10 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, July 15 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To schedule an appointment with Affinia Healthcare, please call 314-814-8700, or visit the website at www.affiniahealthcare.org.