Belia Klaassen MD and Ype Smit MD, have been responsible for the medical services of the IST Clinic since 1997. They have both been trained in general and family medicine in The Netherlands , with postgraduate training in tropical medicine and have been working in Tanzania since 1988.
Currently, Bernadette Kleczka MD, Sietske Dantuma MD, Nina Roos MD and Charles Tarimo DM are medical practitioners working as general and family practitioners at the IST Clinic
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In principle the health services are primarily for members of the IST Medical Scheme Clinic. Non-members certainly will not be refused treatment and be attended to on an incidental basis. However, in order to make full use of the clinic facilities, including 24 hours standby emergency services, membership of the clinic is strongly advisable.
Other advantages of membership include consultation by appointment, preferential treatment, use of the antenatal and baby care clinics. Also monthly billing for services rendered will apply instead of cash payment at the time of consultation.
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Brief history

The IST Medical Scheme was initiated in 1998 as an independent non profit trust. In 1999 a new clinic was built and fully equipped. The IST Clinic cooperates closely with various hospitals, laboratories and radiology departments, as well as with physiotherapists and psychologists


The IST Clinic provides an extensive range of primary health care services including antenatal and baby care clinics, counseling, ultrasound imaging, laboratory services, pathology services, acute first aid care management as well as elective minor surgery, a pharmacy and a two-bed admission facility. The goal of the IST Clinic is to provide a full range of high quality primary care services within one institution.
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The IST Clinic is located on the Ruvu Street side of the International School of Tanganyika Masaki Campus on the Msasani peninsula in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. There is a guarded parking facility at the clinic.