Your donation helps to pay for the cost of providing health care services to patients who have no health insurance. Each of our patients is interviewed to determine if they are able to access health care through one of several public assistance programs. Those who are ineligible for care elsewhere are able to use Samaritan Health Ministries as a medical home. If someone qualifies for care elsewhere, we provide short-term care and connect the patient to the resources available. Samaritan Health Ministries is not a free clinic. Each of our patients pays a co-payment for office visits, which range from $12 to $45 per visit. The amount is a sliding fee scale based on the patient's income and size of his or her family.