As a family practice, the Dispensary treats patients of all ages for acute and chronic illnesses, as well as pre-natal and post-natal care and other services. Common medical problems in the region include diabetes, epilepsy, various infections, and health issues arising from poor nutrition and lack of sanitation. The Dispensary also provides partial or total reimbursement to needy patients when outside examinations, treatments, hospitalizations or surgeries are required.
The Dispensary currently has four full-time and two part-time physicians, and approaches healing using a combination of allopathic (traditional Western), ayurvedic (traditional Indian), homeopathic, Chinese, and chiropractic methods. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals from around the world also volunteer their services at the Meher Free Dispensary, supplementing the permanent staff.
The Meher Free Dispensary is supported entirely through donations from those who feel drawn to help.