There are mainly three categories i.e. Free (Zakat), Subsidized and Private patients, under which our experienced doctors can examine a person. All patients go through the reception area where patient computerized registration cards are made for the appropriate category. These cards are used to keep computerized medical information about the patient’s in order to provide better assistance to them in their subsequent visits.
During morning time (0800 – 1400 hours) no Appointments are necessary for Free (Zakat) and Subsidized categories. However private patients can get appointment for the evening.
Free (Zakat) Patients
Under this category, one can obtain a special zakat form from the hospital that needs to be filled out by the patient and signed by the Chairman District Zakat and Usher Committee (The Patients local area chairman). On presentation of zakat form, the patient is registered in Free Category for treatment.
Under this category, the patient reports at the reception area and the computerized registration card is provided to him. The patient is charged at Subsidized rates for the OPD as well as subsequent surgery if required.
Private Patients (Appointments Required)
Presently Private patients are seen in the evening only. (Monday – Friday). Patients need to contact (051) 5487821-5 Ext. 332 or can make online appointment by clicking (Online Appointments). Appointments are made for both the locations i.e. Rawalpindi Hospital and our Satellite Clinic at Islamabad located in Kashmir Plaza, Blue Area Ph: (051) 2604481. The patient can ask for appointment with any of the senior doctors. For each doctor’s specialty, see the specialists available.
Fee charged from private patients is wholly used to provide subsidy to poor/deserving patients being treated at Al-Shifa.
Note: Last Saturday of month will be a non clinical day.