Community Health Center for the Uninsured and Underinsured of New Center Detroit
HUDA Clinic is a free health clinic providing primary care, dental care, mental health care, podiatry, and ophthalmology services for the uninsured and underinsured of metro Detroit. At the core of our mission is wellness. We seek to provide a holistic approach to our medical services by offering our patients education, prevention, and treatment to not only evaluate symptoms, but to also address core problems with our patients in order to create a healthier community.
The HUDA Clinic is able to address the medical needs of the economically disadvantaged 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.
New patients are always welcome at the HUDA clinic. You can schedule your initial appointment on a Saturday by calling the office or filling out the contact form on this page. You can also come for a walk-in appointment before 10:30 am any day that we are open.
Tuesday: 8:30 AM -- 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM -- 2:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM -- 2:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM -- 2:00 PM
Primary Care and Internal Medicine
Primary care doctors are typically the first line of contact for patients; treating general health concerns, providing education, and writing prescriptions and referrals as needed. HUDA aims to bring primary care and specialized services to uninsured and underinsured populations in the Metro Detroit area. We provide preventative primary care services in a person-focused community health clinic in an effort to make Michigan healthier.
The HUDA clinic has an in-house pharmacy that provides free medications to our clients. We try our best to refer patients to a low cost source for any necessary medications not available here. Our primary care services include:
- Health Assessments
- Laboratory Services (Blood Work)
- No Cost Pharmacy
- Diabetes Screening & Treatments
- Diabetes Education Program
- Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Screenings
- Health/Nutrition Education & Resources
- OB/GYN & Specialist Referrals
Vision screenings is an effective method to identify children or adults with visual impairment or eye conditions that are likely to lead to visual impairment. We perform screenings in-house and then provide referrals to low-cost local ophthalmologists as needed.
- Glaucoma Screenings
- Cataract Screenings
- Macular Degeneration Screenings
- Referrals to specialists
- M. Hanif Peracha, M.D.
Our podiatry screenings started through our extensive work with the diabetic community, as a diabetic, regular podiatry screenings can make the difference between good health and bad. We have worked to educate our patients on the importance of diabetic foot screenings and have expanded to provide screenings and treatment for most foot related concerns.
- Diabetic foot checks & treatment
- Screenings and treatment for common problems associated with the foot
- Syed Ghani, D.P.M.
HUDA Clinic: Our Story
HUDA Clinic first opened its doors in May 2004, initially operating on funds gathered by the Muslim community of Metro Detroit. Initially providing solely medical services, we have since expanded to include a full range of dental, podiatry, ophthalmology, and mental health services.
The HUDA team is constantly working to engage the local community, make the residents healthier, and prevent disease. We focus on educating our patients on important lifestyle interventions and vital health and nutritional information. Working with the community through health fairs and local events allows us to bring this information to more people.
We are thankful to our our patrons for helping us provide free healthcare to the New Center Detroit area.
As of January of 2015, it is estimated that over 840,000 individuals in Michigan remain without health insurance, with over 100,000 residing in Detroit. Moreover, it is estimated that we have over 20,000 homeless individuals within the city of Detroit. Of those, 13% are veterans, 60% are families with children, and almost 50% have some form of mental illness. Just this year, HUDA has been able to improve the lives of over 1,500 patients so far in the clinic and through our outreach programs.
It takes a great deal of financial support and manpower to offer the type of medical care, prescriptions, and resources we provide free of charge to our patients. We could not do what we do without generous support from our community. Please consider supporting the HUDA Clinic as we move forward in our mission to serve others and improve lives in the city of Detroit - donate today!
If you are uninsured or have insurance but are struggling to pay copays and fees, stop by HUDA Clinic in Detroit today or request an appointment by filling out or online form!