The mission of Zufall Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, is to improve the health and quality of life for the residents of the communities we serve by providing high quality, culturally sensitive, affordable care, especially to those most vulnerable, regardless of their ability to pay. With the guidance of our consumer board and the efforts of our dedicated staff, we offer access to a broad array of clinical and enabling services designed to overcome barriers to care and eliminate health disparities.
Twenty-seven years ago, 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 six New Jersey counties.