Director: Dr. Walid Kerry
Postal address: P.O. Box 7 , Zababdeh , Jenin , West Bank
The Penman Clinic is a community clinic located in Zebabdeh in the north of the West Bank, associated with St Matthew’s Parish. Zebabdeh is distinguished by its history and by its majority Christian population. Near the border of the Biblical regions of Samaria and Galilee, legend holds that Mary and Elizabeth passed through on their visits to each other and it is likely that Jesus knew it during the movements of his ministry. Today, with about 60% of the population Christian, Zebabdeh is one of the most Christian places in all of today’s Holy Land, but the clinic’s services are available to all 60,000 people in the area, regardless of faith.
The Penman Clinic operates every day except Sunday. In the relatively rural area that Zebabdeh occupies, the Penman Clinic is an important primary care facility. A general physician is available at all times in the clinic. He is assisted at designated times by other doctors who provide care in all medical specialties, general pediatrics, and several surgical specialties. Dental services are also available every day. With a clinical laboratory and pharmacy, the Penman Clinic is a uniquely comprehensive healthcare resource for people of the northern West Bank.
MISSION: Providing medical treatment to Zebabdeh and more than 12 surrounding villages for very low fees. Offer the best possible care in an area where there are no other hospitals or clinics and people are often restricted from accessing such facilities in neighboring cities.
VISION: Upgrading facilities and equipment, especially for use in emergency situations.