1. Can I receive healthcare services at Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett even though I am not a Christian?
You do not have to be a Christian to receive healthcare services at Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett. We will not attempt to convert you to the Christian faith as a condition of receiving our healthcare services. However, if you want to know more about Christianity, we will be honored and blessed to tell you about Jesus Christ.
We provide services to all uninsured persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national origin, or immigration status. We also provide services to the underinsured, such as those with very high and unaffordable deductibles or exhausted benefits. Primarily, we serve adults, but also offer limited services to pediatric patients.
Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett is not a free clinic; we are a charitable medical clinic providing quality healthcare services at discounted fees. We do not receive any federal or state funding to operate our clinic; therefore, we charge reduced fees to help cover a portion of our expenses. Historically, patients pay about half the actual cost of providing care during an appointment.
All first medical appointments cost $110. Then, depending on the reason for your additional medical appointments, our fees range from $40 to $85. Your first dental appointment fee will be $125. Your unique medical or dental condition may require laboratory, surgical, or other diagnostic services, which could cost more. Our fees are available for your review at Good Sam Gwinnett. All applicable fees are due at the time of service. We do not offer payment plans.
We accept cash, credit, and debit payments. We do not accept checks of any kind, and we do not barter for services or offer payment plans.
We require all patients to present a photo ID and proof of income at the first visit. We are not obligated to provide care to anyone who is not willing to provide us with the required documentation.
- Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by a Department of Motor Vehicles
- U.S. passport
- A foreign government-issued passport or Consulate ID
- Current student ID
- U.S. military ID
- Permanent resident card
- Border crossing card
- Native American tribal photo ID
Acceptable forms of documentation of income include at least one of the following:
- Last year’s income tax return
- Last two pay stubs
- Last two month’s banking statements
- Department of Labor documentation about unemployment compensation benefits
- Employer income verification letter on company letterhead with wages listed
- Formal letters (on letterhead and signed, no photocopies) from public assistance agencies confirming income status
If you do not provide at least a 24-hour notice of cancellation before your scheduled appointment, you will be charged a $20 no-show fee. This fee must be paid before new appointments can be made.
Healthcare services are generally arranged by appointment, but walk-ins may be accommodated if our schedule permits. You may experience a wait if you arrive without an appointment. All dental services are by appointment only.
Our staff includes volunteer dentists and medical providers, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and dental and nursing students. Patients are assigned to providers on a random basis; however, a licensed physician supervises all providers. We do not provide healthcare to those who insist on care from a medical doctor or dentist alone.
You are asked to bring your own interpreter. We do have interpreters available from time to time, but cannot guarantee an interpreter will be available for you at each visit. If you require an interpreter and do not bring one, you will be charged a $20 interpretation service fee if we have available an interpreter fluent in your native language.
We provide many prescription medications at Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett. If we do not carry the medications you need, we prescribe generic medications, which are free or cost as little as $4 at local retail stores. If you require a special medication that is not available free or at low cost, you may be eligible to receive that medication at a discount through the Patient Assistance Program (PAP).
You must notify us of your need for a prescription refill at least two weeks before you run out of medications. We do not accept refill requests by telephone. You must come to the dispensary or fax a completed Refill Request Form to 678-280-6635.
14. What if I need specialty medical services not provided by Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett?
We have agreements with a number of specialized providers and will refer you to those providers if necessary. You will be responsible for payment of the services you receive, and many of these services are discounted for your benefit. We do not guarantee prices of services delivered by our referral partners, and we do not negotiate on your behalf to reduce any balance you may owe.
15. I am not a Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett patient, but I need specialty medical services. Can you arrange for me to get those services at a discount?
No, these services are only available to patients who are active participants in Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett’s various healthcare programs. We expect you to transfer your care to our organization if you require the benefit of our low-cost services and those of our referral partners.
Although we strive to be on schedule, many patients require more time with the provider than expected. Your time with the provider will last as long as it takes to reach a thorough understanding of your health status and determine an appropriate care plan.
Good Sam Gwinnett is not an urgent care or emergency care facility. We provide routine medical services only. For this reason, we do not provide after-hours services or physician on-call response. If you call after hours, please leave a message in the appropriate voicemail, and you will receive a return call the following business day. If you believe you have a medical emergency, you should go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Good Samaritan Health Center of West Gwinnett
5949 Buford Highway, Norcross, GA 30071
678-280-6630 Phone | 678-280-6635 Fax
Monday: 8 am to 4 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
Thursday: Noon to 7 pm
Friday: 8 am to 3 pm
First Saturday: 8 am to Noon
Good Samaritan Health Center of East Gwinnett
1175 Commercial Court, Norcross, GA 30093
770-806-0162 Phone | 770-806-0166 Fax
Monday: 8 am to 4 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday: Noon to 7 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
Friday: 8 am to 3 pm
Second Saturday: 8 am to Noon