The Meher Free Dispensary was founded in 1970 on the principles of love and service exemplified by the life and work of Meher Baba. Dr. Goher Irani, who began the Dispensary, demonstrated in her own life and work a balance of love and practicality which serves as an example to the individuals working there today. She supervised the details of the Dispensary and trained the present staff until her death in 2004. The Dispensary is now administered through a non-profit foundation which oversees clinic operations and plans for the future.
The Meher Free Dispensary operated out of a single room until 1978, when patient demand necessitated the construction of a multi-room facility. Over the years, as the number of patients coming to the Dispensary steadily increased, even that building could not meet the growing medical needs of the region. In 2006, the Meher Free Dispensary opened a beautiful, new 7,350 square foot 18 room facility. Because of this expansion, the Dispensary was able to comfortably handle almost 25,000 patient visits in 2011.