An Update to David’s Story

 “If I could, I’d let you hear my bird song,” David says through missing teeth, “but give me a few months and I’ll be back! Then I’ll let you hear it!” Nearly one year ago we met a wonderful man named David* who quickly became a regular at our Friday homeless clinic. Over time David, who is never short of words, …

9 Tips for Back to School Health

It’s Back to School season and you and your little ones are ready to hit the ground running for their best year yet! While you prepare for getting up early again, making sure you have the right school supplies, checking on all the forms and records you need, meeting your teachers and packing your lunches – we also want to …

Back to School

On Saturday July 30th, Good Samaritan Health Center joyfully welcomed the beginning of another school year by hosting a Back-to-School Clinic. We held the clinic to provide accessible, affordable health screenings and school vaccinations for families in need. Over the course of the clinic, which was held from 9AM until 12PM that morning, we were able to serve a total …

Carrying Burdens

I entered the exam room to greet a new patient who arrived at our Friday clinic and met a young mother holding her two-year-old daughter. With her head of curls and sparkling blue eyes, she dazzled everyone at the clinic that day. Two Fridays per month, Good Samaritan provides clinical services for homeless members of our community. A van makes …

Beating the Summer Heat

As you continue to exercise and spend time outdoors during these hot, summer months. It is imperative to keep in mind the toll that intense heat can take on your body. There are multiple conditions that can be caused by the heat during the summer including dehydration and heat stroke. Most of these conditions are easily preventable, if you listen …

Better Exercise. Better Life.

Exercise provides benefits in many aspects of physical health. It aids in preventing and improving the symptoms of diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases, hypertension, diabetes, metabolic diseases, cancer, and more. It has also been found that exercise improves muscular strength and bone strength, two crucial aspects of being physically fit and healthy.  As you get older, your body …

Community

I recently attended the annual conference of the Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF) in Oklahoma City from May 12th – 14th. The mission of CCHF is to educate, encourage and engage Christians to live out the gospel through healthcare among the poor. This is precisely what The Good Samaritan Health Center strives to do each day for our patients, and …

Meet the Good Sam Urban Farm Team

Just over two decades ago, Dr. Bill Warren founded the Good Samaritan Health Center in a spare room of an Atlanta church. Dr. Warren radically followed God’s call to serve the city by providing affordable healthcare to those in need. In 1999, the first official Good Samaritan Health Center building opened its doors with a small staff of eight people …

Why Taxpayers Should Love Charitable Clinics

I recently had the privilege of spending two days at the Georgia Charitable Care Network annual conference in Vidalia, Georgia. The theme of the conference this year was “Accountability”, and clinics reviewed how we are accountable to key stakeholders such as our patients, volunteers, funders, board members, and local tax payers. But the most interesting part of the conference to …