APPNA NJ Charity Clinic was officially opened on August 12, 2012, operating out of the Muhlenberg hospital satellite emergency wing located at 1200 Randolph Road in Plainfield. Under the guidance of our directors, Dr. Mohammad Zubair, Dr. Farooq Rehman, and Dr. Iqbal Jafri, the free clinic has grown greatly.

We are open every Sunday and see patients only by appointment. The clinic’s purpose is to provide quality, comprehensive, and compassionate health care to all the community members free of cost. We have two examination rooms equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. There is a charity care office in the waiting room area to guide patients for services like essential blood work, X-rays, and CT scan.

Our staff of over 30 physicians who have been generous enough to donate their time come from many specializations: internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, nephrology, endocrinology, psychiatry, pulmonology, and pediatrics. We have volunteers who are great indispensable in running the clinic. These volunteers are experienced physicians, those in residency, and some students, which shows how this kind of volunteer work inspires our youth to contribute to the community. The student volunteers get the free clinic experience, but they can sometimes shadow doctors in their private medical offices.

We assist patients in many ways. While the clinic is only open weekly, our volunteers are active all week. Patients need their appointments scheduled to fit their specific medical concerns with our rotating physician staff. All medical records need to be carefully secured and organized. We often need to defend patient prescriptions against disobliging pharmacies.  Our volunteers assist any patients in need of diagnostic testing and help apply for charity care, provided through our partners at JFK Hospital, who have greatly helped us for the last two years. They have also made available to us their nursing staff, many of whom have regularly volunteered at the clinic. We like to thank all of the volunteers and the nursing staff of the Muhlenberg satellite emergency room.

For the clinic to prosper, we ask the APPNA community to lend us their support. We would be delighted if all our physicians and non-physician volunteers would contact us to donate their time and support our cause by contacting us.


Dr Iqbal Jaferi

Dr Mohammad Zubair

Dr Mahmood Alam

Free Clinic Committee:

Dr Mahmood Alam

Dr Sara Zubair