Good Samaritan Health Center

n 1995, Dr. Bill Warren left his private pediatric practice in Sandy Springs to fulfill a calling; he wanted to serve Atlanta’s neediest residents. The Good Samaritan Health Center was formed in 1998 and opened for service in 1999, with a staff of eight, and a handful of volunteers. The Center has grown rapidly to providing over 27,950 patient visits in 2012. Along with a full-time staff, over 400 volunteers make it possible to continue serving the most needy families in Atlanta.  After ten years of growth and service in downtown Atlanta, The Center relocated to an expanded facility on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in 2009.

The Center offers a comprehensive range of services to adults and children who are without health insurance or the means to afford care. Atlanta’s homeless and those with no income make up about 24% of patient visits, the working poor 69%, and those who are Medicaid/Medicare eligible compose 7% of our visits.  Patients pay on a much reduced sliding fee scale based on income. The Center’s vision is to create a dependable, full-time, comprehensive healthcare home for Atlanta’s working poor and homeless.  The Center offers medical, dental, health education, and mental health services to patients. Most importantly, the Center provides a comfortable environment for our patients, where all people are treated with dignity and respect. Services are provided regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion.