UMMA Community Clinic

Healthcare for All, Inspired by Islam

Health Center Location

UMMA Community Clinic
711 W. Florence Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044Pcmh2011Seal
(323) 789-5610

School Based Health Center

Wellness Center at Fremont High School
7821 S. Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90003

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President and CEO: Miriam Y. Vega, Ph.D.

Our Mission

To promote the well-being of the underserved by providing access to high-quality healthcare for all, regardless of ability to pay

Our Vision

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.

The Patients We Serve

In 2012, we served 5103 (unduplicated) patients during 14,696 visits. More than 90 percent of our patients live below the federal poverty level (91% below 100% FPL; 95% below 200% FPL). Our patient base is 70 percent Hispanic and 25 percent African American.

Most of our patients are female (65%) and adults (81%). The age breakdown for our patients follows:

0-19 15%
20-64 81%
65+ 4%

Medical Coverage: 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
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatrics/Childhood Immunizations
  • On-site Mammography
  • On-site Laboratory/Pharmacy
  • Prenatal Care
  • HIV/STD Testing
  • Family/Contraceptive planning
  • Health Education
  • Women’s Health
  • Direct referrals to local county facilities

UMMA provides the following in-house specialty services with a referral by one of our doctors:

  • Gynecology
  • Geriatrics

To Donate
Tax ID # 95-4666712

Donate by Mail

P.O. Box A52
Los Angeles CA 90044
Tel: (323) 789-5610

Contact Adel Syed
Director of Development & Community Relations
(323) 406-5781

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