Pictured above: Good Samaritan Care Clinic director Sheri Noble stands outside the clinic.
The Jacks Fork Community Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Good Samaritan Care Clinic in Mountain View. The Clinic provides quality health care and dental services to uninsured individuals throughout the South Central Ozarks, and this grant will be used to support the clinic’s work.
Nine of Missouri’s ten poorest counties, in terms of per capita income, are in the rural Ozarks (Douglas, Hickory, Oregon, Ozark, Ripley, Shannon, Texas, Washington, and Wright). The Good Samaritan Care Clinic serves residents in those counties and beyond as the only health care provider exclusively working with uninsured patients in that part of the state. Volunteer doctors and dentists donate their time to provide services at the clinic, which operates on a very limited budget while seeing a significant number of patients. The recent economic downtown has left more people uninsured, and increased the demand for services at the clinic.
In February 2008, the Louis and Dorothy Coover Regional Grantmaking Program made a $30,000 grant to the Good Samaritan Care Clinic to support pharmacy needs, general office needs, medical and dental equipment and roof replacement.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Jacks Fork Community Foundation are honored to support the Good Samaritan Care Clinic. The dedication and hard work of organizations like the clinic truly represent the spirit of giving something back to improve the quality of life throughout the region.