To provide access to quality, affordable and culturally competent healthcare to people and communities who experience barriers to care.
To create equal opportunity for good health.
In 1990, with little seed money and a few volunteers, Dr. Robert Zufall and his wife, Kathryn, opened a small community clinic in Dover to provide medical care to poor, mostly immigrant families. The retired urologist treated patients while his wife managed the clinic and doggedly pursued funding opportunities. Their tenacity for enlisting volunteers generated a core team of physicians, dentists, and support staff so they could provide a full spectrum of services.
Almost instantly, the once-a-week clinic attracted a growing patient base which, over the years, necessitated expansions of space and hours of operation. However, despite private and public support, funding for “La Clinica” was a constant struggle. In 2004, its survival was assured by its designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center. Renamed in 2006 to honor the Zufalls, the non-profit health center now proudly carries on their commitment in seven New Jersey counties.