This project was started by our staff and student volunteers, and is a testament to the compassion and zeal for service that we have at HUDA. We are always looking for new ways to serve those who find themselves less fortunate than others. In the past years, we've been able to give months of fruits and vegetables to our patients to help them take a step in a healthier direction!
HUDA, A Free Health Clinic In Metro Detroit
We provide FREE Primary Care, Dental Care, Mental Health Services, Vision Care, and Specialty Care for those who are uninsured and underinsured. HUDA Clinic is a health facility that offers free healthcare services to the public, which means no copays or fees. We provide preventative screenings, health assessments, management for chronic care illnesses, and referrals to specialists as needed. We have expanded from our humble beginnings in the Muslim Community Center in 2004 through the help of dedicated volunteers, partnerships with local organizations and hospitals, and generous donations.
The HUDA Clinic achieves its goals through generous donations, physician volunteerism, and passionate student leadership. We are also well-connected in the community through partnerships with homeless shelters, non-profit organizations, religious groups, and the universities training Michigan's future health professionals. Nestled in a community in Northwest Detroit is a small health facility called the Health Unit on Davison Avenue (HUDA Clinic), named after our original location. We have expanded to our new location at 13240 Woodrow Wilson St. Detroit, MI 48238.
Community Outreach and Health Education
At the core of our mission is wellness; we seek to provide medical services not just to treat your symptoms but to address core problems with our patients to create a healthier community. We focus on educating our clients on important lifestyle interventions, vital health and nutritional information, while working with the community through health fairs and local events which allows us to bring this information to more people.
The Needs of the Community
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the HUDA Clinic has left it's doors opened to the most vulnerable. Throughout this health crisis, we continued to provide necessary care to our patients, and opening our doors to new patients who have found themselves without health insurance due to the impact of the pandemic. For over 16 years now, HUDA has provided access to healthcare to those who lack adequate access to care. HUDA continues to strive to fill the gaps in access to primary care, dental, mental health, and other related services for those experiencing unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and a lack of health insurance coverage. HUDA is a community effort, we wouldn't be possible without the support of our volunteers and donors. No matter how many fall through the gaps, HUDA is ready to help anyone and everyone.