Acquiring Edit Lock
is currently editing this page.
Shepherd’s Hope is a faith-based non-profit organization of volunteers whose mission is to provide access to free health care for the uninsured. Since 1997, Shepherd's Hope has grown to 5 health care centers and is the largest Free and Charitable Clinic in Florida. Collectively, 256,575 primary care and specialty care patient visits – free of any charge – have been provided to uninsured men, women and children. In 2017, 19,575 patient visits and medical services were provided to persons that may otherwise go on without any medical treatment, or who may end up in local area hospital emergency departments. The simplicity of the mission belies the complexity of the process. This innovative healthcare model synchronizes a tightly-woven consortium of 2,800 licensed medical and general professionals (operating under the Florida Department of Health’s Volunteer Healthcare Provider Program). In 2017 alone, these volunteers committed over 44,000 volunteer hours, 3 community hospital systems contributed laboratory, radiological and surgical services with 100 diagnostic and surgical providers contributing medical services and 23 multi-faith partners offered financial and volunteer support. The Organization’s network of individual volunteers and community support and resources exemplifies why Shepherd’s Hope is regarded nationally as an exemplary model of health care.