Salam Clinic was founded to provide free medical care to the uninsured and under-insured in St. Louis. The first clinic opened its doors in 2008 at Lane Tabernacle CME Church in North County and expanded its clinic services to the Ferguson community through St. Peters UCC in 2013. The third location opened at Epiphany church in Benton Park in November of 2019. In continuing efforts to expand services, work is underway to start a Psychiatry Clinic at the Ferguson location.
Salam Clinic has a unique model. In addition to being a resource for free health care in the communities it serves, it is also an exemplary interfaith activity week after week for the collective good of the city of St. Louis. The clinics are run and staffed by physicians of Muslim Community Services. Nursing staff is provided by Deaconess Nursing Ministry. The physical space and volunteers are provided by the host churches. This partnership is a living example and a powerful reminder of the good that can come for communities when members of different faiths come together and "Live Our Faith".
In 2011, Salam Clinic received the Spirit of Deaconess award from the Deaconess Nurse Ministry. The Interfaith partnership of St. Louis recognized the clinic as an example of Interfaith Community Service in 2014. In January of 2019, Salam Clinic was recognized by Congregation Temple Israel with the Malachi Interfaith Award. The Malachai Award honors individuals and groups who have acted at the highest level of religious tradition with a positive course of action. In May of 2019 Salam Clinic was also recognized by Focus St. Louis and honored with the "What's Right with the Region Award" in the category of "improving equity and inclusion". In early November of 2019, Mayor Lyda Krewson issued a proclamation declaring November 9, 2019 "Salam Clinic Day" in St. Louis.
The quality of one's health should not be dependent on socioeconomic or insurance status, nor religion, race, or ethnicity. We believe that all individuals have a right to access healthcare..
We are focused on helping our communities by providing basic medical care free of cost.