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 6 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, June 10 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Thursday, July 8 – 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.
About Affinia Healthcare
Affinia Healthcare is a dynamic and transformative health system, providing affordable primary and preventive health care located in St. Louis, Missouri. Affinia Healthcare is a community health center, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is accredited through The Joint Commission and NCQA organizations. Through its 11 locations (which includes school-based health centers) in St. Louis City and County, Affinia Healthcare serves over 43,700 people per year, of whom more than 90 percent have incomes under 100 percent of the federal poverty level. Approximately 70 percent of patients served are Black or African American, 11 percent are Hispanic/Latinx, and over 4,000 are un-housed.
The Affinia Healthcare Foundation depends on a wide array of funding sources and individual donor contributions to care for the most vulnerable and disenfranchised in our community. To make a donation to Affinia Healthcare, visit www.affiniahealthcare.org/donate.
For more information about Affinia Healthcare, call 314-814-8700, or visit www.affiniahealthcare.org.