Good Samaritan operates as a primary care clinic. We provide a full range of services and referrals to specialty physicians, as well as the majority of medications free of charge to our patients. We are able to coordinate care for our patients by providing them in-clinic access to numerous healthcare services. Good Samaritan does not duplicate any healthcare services that are offered for free elsewhere.
We offer a full range of services that include examination, assessment, and treatment plan. Select laboratory work, diagnostic testing, medications, and referrals are available as needed for our patients. We offer comprehensive care for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, and COPD.
We see patients in our Medical Clinic: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 to 4:00, and Thursday from 8:00 to 12 Noon
(Closed daily 12-1 for lunch)
Good Samaritan Clinic is fortunate to have dentists in the Cullman Community volunteer their time and services for our patients in need of dental extractions. Dental patients are initially seen in the Clinic by our Nurse Practitioner and then placed on the schedule of one of our dental providers in his/her practice to receive dental care.
We have many services available to our Diabetic patients. We offer diabetic education, nutrition education as well as monitors, test strips, and lancets to patients of Good Samaritan. In addition, we are able to refer them to a local ophthalmologist for routine eye exams.
Good Samaritan has been offering hearing tests for our patients since May 2004. We schedule patients for hearing appointments based on patient need and availability of the audiologist. A retired Audiologist, certified with the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, provides testing free of charge for our patients. If it is determined that a patient needs a hearing aid and meets the financial requirements, we work with the Hear Now program to provide hearing aids at no cost.
Through the Patient Assistance Program and support of the healthcare community, we are able to provide the majority of medications free of charge to our patients who are unable to afford the high cost of prescription drugs. Our Patient Advocate assists patients in getting their medicine by applying for medications through established pharmaceutical programs. In 2019, Good Samaritan Clinic dispensed 13,327 prescriptions having a retail value of $3.7 million.
Good Samaritan patients may pick up their medications during normal clinic hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 to 4:00, and Thursday from 8:00 to 12 Noon. Please keep in mind that the Clinic is closed daily 12-1 for lunch.
When our patients require more specialized care, we are able to refer them to a specialty physician. Good Samaritan is fortunate to have a network of specialists who provide free or reduced-fee services to our patients. However, the physician’s fee is at their discretion, and there is no guarantee of free services outside of Good Samaritan Health Clinic.
Patient education is a vital component of what we do at Good Samaritan Clinic. To that end, we have a Patient Education and Resource Room to assist our patients, particularly those with chronic conditions, to better manage their healthcare.
Thanks to RN volunteers, Good Samaritan is able to offer health screenings in underserved communities as opportunities arise through community events and church outreach programs.
Thanks to our partnership with the Stephen K. Griffith Memorial Fund, our patients now have access to mental health counseling services. To qualify for mental health counseling, individuals must first apply and qualify for services through Good Samaritan Health Clinic. Then, if our Nurse Practitioner deems a referral is necessary for mental health counseling, the Clinic will schedule the initial appointment for the patient with Haven Counseling Services.