To promote the well-being of the underserved by providing access to high-quality healthcare for all, regardless of ability to pay.
UMMA envisions itself as part of a larger network of institutions addressing the health and well-being of the underserved and indigent, mindful of the cultural, spiritual, social and economic realities that impinge upon them and the traditional barriers to accessing care.
UMMA (University Muslim Medical Association) Community Clinic was started in 1992 by Muslim American students at UCLA and Charles Drew University. We were the first Muslim-built clinic in the United States and the first Muslim American organization designated as an FQHC. In 2011, we expanded our facility, doubling our capacity, and enabling us to serve more patients.
UMMA Community Clinic is the medical home to over 25,000 adults and children living in South Los Angeles. We emphasize the need for regular follow-ups, which include screenings, immunizations, and patient education, as well as lifestyle modification.
In many cases, patients are seen by a regular provider and, typically, provided with medication for any diagnosed conditions at either no cost or low cost, depending on ability to pay. If a patient requires more advanced tests or specialty care, UMMA will provide an in-house referral to our volunteer specialist or a referral to a local county medical facility.
Since it first opened its doors, UMMA has served as a teaching site for medical students and resident physicians from UCLA and other local institutions, as part of their medical training. Our doctors have trained and mentored scores of trainees, who gain exposure to the medical and social issues unique to a multicultural inner-city population.
Patients We Serve
In 2018, we served 7,147 (unduplicated) patients during 24,949 visits. More than 73 percent of our patients live below the federal poverty level (62% below 100% FPL; 72% below 200% FPL). Our patient base is 70 percent Hispanic and 25 percent African American.
Most of the services we provide to patients are uninsured. Thirty-five percent are covered under Medi-Cal.
Services We Provide
Currently UMMA and its staff of family doctors provide the following medical services:
Family and Internal Medicine
Direct referrals to local county facilities
Behavioral Health Services
UMMA provides the following in-house specialty services with a referral by one of our doctors: