Expectations of care

Most of our patients came to The Good Samaritan Free Clinic for chronic disease management and affordable medications. Approximately half of them report that they came to the free clinic because they wanted a physician to see regularly and who could provide them with continuity of care and preventive health care and screening services. We recognize that health care costs and suffering from an advanced disease may be decreased by offering screening tests, including pap smears, mammograms, and lipid and diabetes screening.