Mission: Shepherd''s Hope is a non-profit, faith-based organization of volunteers that exists to provide access to health care for the uninsured.
Programs: Shepherd's Hope operates nine health centers throughout Central Florida that are located in local schools, community agencies and places of worship, and are open on specified days and times, usually in the evening. All medical care through Shepherd's Hope is free and provided by over 2,300 dedicated volunteers including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and lay volunteers who typically work one evening or Saturday per month. Patients are seen on a walk-in basis. When patients' needs go beyond the scope of what can be offered at these locations, they are referred for case management services and routed to other professionals and specialists in the community. Routine laboratory and radiology procedures are donated by area hospitals who play a vital role in making sure that the team of Shepherd's Hope volunteer physicians have the diagnostic resources they need to deliver quality care. All medical concerns and records are treated with confidentiality.
This is an amazing organization of 9 health clinics in the Central Florida area staffed by over 2,300 volunteers working one night per month. Their skeleton staff exists to support the volunteers who serve the thousands and thousands of patient visits per year. Working with hospital partners, the diagnostic tests are donated and there is a staff of 5 serving as Case Managers for occasions where further treatment or surgery is required. This is NOT a medical home. I am proud to be a donor to this worthwhile and well respected organization.