What We’ve Accomplished
Since our inception a dozen years ago, we have recorded more than 116,000 encounters delivered to nearly 20,000 unique individuals. Today, the clinic serves more than 25,000 customers each year providing services estimated at over $7 million.
How We Got Started And Where We Are Headed
Discovering The Need
In the fall of 2003, several health fairs were held in the Gwinnett County community. Hundreds of people attended these fairs. A huge disparity between the medical needs of the community and the services being offered became evident. In December 2003, a needs assessment was commissioned to gather information about Gwinnett County and its healthcare delivery system. After reports identified medically underserved communities in Gwinnett County, concerned individuals from local churches began to plan a medical ministry that eventually became the Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, Inc.
The nonprofit clinic was incorporated in March 2004 and began to serve patients in July, 2005.
Massive Growth Leads to Relocation
To accommodate that dramatic increase in demand, the organization acquired a new and larger facility in Norcross and relocated to that community in July, 2016. Today, as many as 150 people each day find a wide variety of services at Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett to meet a wide variety of acute and chronic healthcare needs.
The Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett grew to include a second site through the merger with Bridge Atlanta Medical Center. Through this merger, we will achieve a rich blend of primary care and specialty care available in two locations and reduce administrative overhead, resulting in more of the donors’ dollars providing a direct benefit to our combined patients.
Bridge Atlanta Medical Center opened September 2016 and with the talent of more than 400 volunteers has served Gwinnett at its location, 4864 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Suite 203, Norcross, 30096. The clinic will be renamed Good Samaritan Health Center of East Gwinnett.