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Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Clinics, Health

Mission: The Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett (GSHCG) is a non-profit clinic providing low-cost medical and dental care across the life span of poor and uninsured residents of the north metropolitan Atlanta area. The mission of GSHCG is to demonstrate the love of Christ through the provision of health and dental services exclusively targeting the poor and uninsured. Our goals are to provide quality low-cost and easily accessible primary healthcare and dental services to the uninsured, decrease demand of the uninsured for non-emergent services at the emergency room, and provide matriculating healthcare professionals with experience serving disadvantaged populations. Achieving our goals helps to eliminate health disparities for poor and uninsured populations, reduces the cost of indigent care on the public health delivery system, and increases awareness and sensitivity among rising medical professionals to the unique needs and challenges of the poor and uninsured.

Results: GSHCG, a debt free organization, has provided care to more than 17,000 patients since opening in 2005. Inclusive of all reasons for visiting GSHCG, we have logged more than 105,000 customer encounters. With 28 employees and 400+ volunteers, GSHCG provided 17,535 customer encounters during 2016, and expects to deliver 25,000 encounters during 2017, a 45% year over year increase, those encounters representing a value of $7,000,000. As the only charity dental practice in a county of nearly 1 million, the majority of our growth in new patients is for dental care.

Target demographics: low cost medical and dental services to the poor and uninsured

Direct beneficiaries per year: Provided 17,500 low cost appointments

Geographic areas served: healthcare

Programs: Women's Wellness, Primary Care, Chronic Disease Management, Pediatric Care, Counseling, social Work and Health Education.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Terry75

Donor

Rating: 5

The work that Good Samaritan does is priceless. I do not know of a more dedicated and committed nonprofit . Everyone at the clinic works so hard to provide the best services to the uninsured and under insured.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a retired Family PHysician in the community, I was very happy to find Good Samaritan of Gwinnett.
By their willingness to take me on as a volunteer primary physician, I was so happy to be able to use my clinical skills and keep them sharp while helping folks who do not have any health insurance and have no recouse to health maintenance services.

The employees and volunteers at GSHC of Gwinnet are great ! They are professional, kind, service oriented and generous with their time in helping care for those less fortunate in the community.
I am proud to ve able to help occasionally at this caring place.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a former board member of Good Samaritan Gwinnett I am so thankful for the amazing staff and volunteers who pour themselves into the lives of those who cannot afford medical treatment and come to Good Samaritan. The effectiveness of an organization always goes back to leadership at the top. Greg Lang is doing a fantastic job of taking this medical clinic to the next level in terms of impact in our community and the lives that are touched. It is truly one of the brightest stars in the non profit word in our area!

Donor

Rating: 5

Receiving a personally written note from the person who benefitted from our donation made our small financial donation seem as large as Mount Everest! We KNEW we made an impact to change a life that needed help! Thank you, Good Samaritan, for asking them to do that. It made our day!

1 Andrés2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was there during their devotional time, before the patients arrived, and it was great to see the heart of the volunteers and staff and their desire to help those who come to the clinic. When we were finished, I was given a tour of the facility and was able to see already 3 families waiting to be helped. I was very encouraged to see the great customer service they were providing and the great use of the space that they have available.

Mary218

Donor

Rating: 5

One of the most dedicated non-profits in our area. Their mission to serve the heath care needs of the under and none insured is so very needed. They are continuously adding services and reaching out to the community. They do great work!

Donor

Rating: 5

Since this wonderful medical clinic opened in 2007 - and even before! - I have been involved with it in several capacities. I was on the Board of Directors in Good Sam's formative years. I've been an "in the trenches" volunteer there many times. My husband and I are donors. I've influence our local church to be a substantial donor. And - I've seen the clinic in operation through patients' eyes, as well as the eyes of many supporters. I've helped begin and build several non-profit ministries in Gwinnett County, GA and connect with many more. (800,000 plus people in metro Atlanta) As far as a competent, caring and committed staff; the vision and increasing ability to care for 1,000's of needy people a year; broad-based community and church support; wise use of donor dollars; and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ compassionately with all - Good Sam of Gwinnett is on top!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Good Samaritan is an asset to Gwinnett County and has a positive impact on both the physical and mental well being of its patients.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this health care center. I am diabetic. Before coming to the center i had been off my meds for a couple of years. In the last 4 months i began to experience problems associated with my diabetes and stress from a recent divorce. Good Samaritan has been a God send in that they got my sugar levels down to manageable levels.

The doctor visits are financially resonable and they offer classes (like how to eat right and food shopping for diabetics) as well as other services (vision clinic) that I find very useful.
In short, They are not just restoring my health but also my peace of mind.

Now if I could get them to hold dating classes for the divorced and/or single they would be perfect! lol.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work with a local church that partners with Good Sam - Gwinnett and we have been thrilled with our relationship with them. They have worked with us to find meaningful volunteer opportunities for our attendees. The organization's leadership has done a truly remarkable job over the last couple of years of improving their financial standing while also significantly increasing the number of patient visits they provide. We are repeatedly impressed with the organization and its leadership, and are so glad that they are in our community doing the critical work that they do. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them - leveraging our resources to help them go further faster.

Heather114

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I read and learned from director Gregory Lang about how many are served by Good Samaritan I was blown away. They truly are a blessing and work efficiently and tirelessly to provide medical and dental care to the community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Good Samaritan Health Center is a wonderful organization. They provide so much to so many people and are an amazing organization in Gwinnett County.