There are 50,000 reasons to make a donation to the Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett.
In our last post, we spoke of a coming tsunami of need in Gwinnett County, citing a study claiming Gwinnett will be the region’s largest county by 2040, with a population of 1.35 million.
More evidence has emerged pointing to Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett as a critical participant in preserving the health of our community. The Commonwealth Fund reports 28 percent of adults who are insured are actually “underinsured,” meaning they have deductibles and co-payments that are unaffordable relative to their income. Dr. Scott Bohlke of the Medical Association of Georgia says high deductibles keep people from following through on treatment that can keep chronic conditions from escalating.
We are witnessing increases in our population, prevalence of poverty, prevalence of the underinsured, cost of healthcare, and cost of health insurance. We are on the cusp of being crushed by the need not only of our poor, but of our average wage earners as well.
The Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett is ready to bear that weight. We recorded nearly 26,000 visits in 2017. We believe our capacity at the Buford Hwy. clinic is 30,000 visits annually; we will close in on that number in 2018. And while our new clinic (formerly Bridge Atlanta) is in its early growth phase, we believe there we will eventually serve 20,000 visits annually.
So there you have it, 50,000 reasons why you should make a donation to the Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett. If not for us, where would these people turn?
We are the largest and fastest growing non-emergency safety net provider in the county. We are the only full-time charity dental practice in our county. We help people avoid excessive medical and dental debt so that their households might have hope of getting by, we serve adults and children to help them remain employed and in school, and so much more.
And best of all, we pursue the work for God’s glory, to serve in the name of Jesus Christ. We are an invaluable asset to the county, and we are earnest servants to the Kingdom. On this track record and these credentials, we ask you to help us continue to help others. Please include the Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett in your year-end giving. Without your financial gifts, we cannot keep pace with the rapidly escalating need of our community.