Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett (GSHCG or Good Sam Gwinnett) is a debt-free nonprofit organization operating two full-service clinics that provide low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy services across the life span of poor and uninsured individuals of the north metropolitan Atlanta area.
Since our inception in 2005, we have recorded more than 225,000 encounters delivered to nearly 35,000 unique individuals. Today, the clinic serves more than 30,000 customers each year providing services estimated at nearly $10 million.
How we got Started and Where we are Headed
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.