Welcome to the home of Good Samaritan Clinic!
What we do:
The Good Samaritan Clinic provides a local avenue of creating change, providing a chance for those who just need a hand-up, and being able to show the love and compassion of Jesus. This is done by meeting individuals’ crucial needs, primarily healthcare, and enabling our community to continue to prosper. It has been the Good Samaritan Clinic’s mission to be an ecumenical charitable healthcare ministry for the underserved by reclaiming the biblical and historical commitment of the church to care for the poor. With the volunteer services of healthcare professionals, along with the Good Samaritan Clinic’s staff and volunteers, we provide on-site affordable healthcare for the working poor, children, elderly and the homeless. The clinic cares for the whole person by providing not only medical care but counseling, health education, and preventative care.
The clinic has grown from only about 6 patients the first few days with only three full-time positions to an average of 394 patient visits per month and 6 full-time staff members. With the Good Samaritan Clinic’s decision to begin accepting those with healthcare, but still maintain a strict application and screening process, the number of patient visits are continuing to climb. The clinic has seen a 15% increase in patient visits and a 60% increase of new applicants. The clinic has over 12,900 patients within our database, patients whom without our assistance would become worse health wise, develop and remain untreated chronic illnesses, continue to miss work due to untreated illnesses, and continue down the twisted fate of financial distress. As a team the clinic and its supporters are striving to meet needs of these individuals for the betterment of our community.
How you can get involved:
With the continued community need of the clinic and the growing patient visits, the clinic is needing to increase our funding on a continual bases in order for us to continue striving towards our mission and accomplishing our goal. Here are a few ways you can get involved:
You can become a Good Samaritan Donor by making a donation online or mailing to Good Samaritan Clinic Att: Gift Records @ 615 North B Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.
You can volunteer! We have a volunteer group, Inspire the Community. This is for individuals of ALL ages, looking for ways to have a positive impact on our community & share the love of Christ with others through service. Or if you have a medical background or professional medical license, we may have a spot for you with our clinic volunteer medical staff.
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