(Photo of Dr. Jack Kennedy and Pastor Grant Cole)
Our mission is "to spread the love of Christ by providing quality healthcare to those in need."
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Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb , a 501(c)3 non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center, opened its doors in 2006 with a vision of providing affordable quality healthcare to those in need. The center was co-founded by Reverend Grant Cole, pastor of Connection Point Church and Dr. Jack Kennedy, Director of Cobb & Douglas Public County Health, after recognizing that medical bills and unexpected dental emergencies were the root cause of extreme financial setbacks and diminishing quality of life in the community.
Good Sam Cobb provides medical, dental and pharmacy services to the underserved, and often uninsured and below the poverty line, populations of Cobb County and the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan area. Due to the fact that Medicaid did not expand coverage in Georgia, the majority of patients are left between the gap of Medicaid coverage and the Healthcare Exchange. Many patients utilize the ER for illnesses that could otherwise be controlled by a primary care provider such as diabetes, high cholesterol, the flu, etc. Most dental patients come to the clinic needing severe restorative dental work, some of whom have never before had a dental cleaning. For those individuals, Good Sam Cobb has the privilege of being their place of healing and encouragement.
Since its inception in 2006, Good Sam Cobb has grown from providing 4,050 to 25,766 patient visits in 2014. These visits have been expanded to include medical and dental specialists as well as laboratory and radiology services through volunteer and partner specialists. Good Sam Cobb relies heavily on volunteers to supplement and enhance services around the center. By the end of the second quarter of 2015, 111 volunteers have provided over 5,000 hours of volunteer service, valuing at $8.5 million worth of care.
Did you know that for every $100 donated, Good Sam Cobb is able to provide $1,700 in patient care services? That's $17 per every $1 donated.
Thanks to our supporters, partners and volunteers, patients of Good Sam Cobb pay an average of $30 for over $700 worth of care.
To view a short video about Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb via YouTube, visit https://youtu.be/cRqJxWY7MJ0