The clinic opened in April 1995 to serve local villagers as well as the 30 monks attending school and Namo Buddha monastery. Since then, the community has grown dramatically. The clinic now manages the healthcare of 3,000 active patients from the neighboring areas and more than 130 monks studying at the monastery, many of them from remote Himalayan villages. While the previous clinic building was tiny, the new facility has greatly improved health care services with clean water, pharmacy, a spacious waiting room out of the weather, privacy for patient visits and rooms for difficult cases and an acupuncture clinic. Dedicated in early 2009, the new building provides rooms for the medical staff, a Medicine Buddha shrine room and visiting volunteer doctors.