643 Cape Coral Parkway East, Unit B, Cape Coral, FL 33904  |  (239) 257-3094

About Us

Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health Clinic

Level Six Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health Center

A vision was cast in 2011, starting the journey to open a health center for the uninsured and under insured in Southwest Florida. As I sat listening to a radio program in August 2011, the person being interviewed told of a health clinic he founded in Memphis, Tennessee: The Church Health Center. It also serves the uninsured. His words still echo in my head. “If you, as the Church, are not involved in the healing ministry, you’re leaving a third out of the work Jesus did when he walked on the earth.” 
 
Traveling to Memphis to learn how to establish a non-profit, Christ-centered clinic was just the beginning. This trip and subsequent training launched a mission that has grown to become the only non-profit integrated primary care behavioral health center in the area serving the uninsured. More than 9,000 men, women, and children receive professional, compassionate, and affordable medical care and counseling at Samaritan Health and Wellness Center. 
 
Opening the doors in November 2014, with only two employees, Samaritan’s team has grown to 11. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), mental health counselors, and support staff work together to care for the individuals and families in our community: body, mind, and spirit. Integrated care means that the medical and mental health care professionals work in unison to care for the whole person. This is holistic care at its finest! 
 
Everyone is welcome here, and everyone is loved. 
 
-Dr. Sue

Numbers Speak

Over 9,000 men, women, and children call the Samaritan their “medical home.”

Charitable contributions enable Samaritan to maintain low fees for services, which means patients can access professional and affordable healthcare and counseling. Community support has been robust, but ongoing and increased donations will create the opportunity to serve more patients.

The Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (FAFCC) grant, community assistance grants, and private donations account for nearly 40% of Samaritan’s revenue. The grant funds are not guaranteed from year-to-year and are not counted on to sustain our ministry and mission.

Sustaining the Mission

Doing His Good Work

The salaries of Samaritan’s medical providers, mental health counselors, medical assistants, front desk staff, practice manager, and bookkeeper comprise the largest expense in our annual budget. Our workers are vital to the organization and to the patients we serve.

“I came to Samaritan in 2016 after a severe car accident. Several other practices stated that they'd like to help me, but... I had no insurance. From the first visit to Samaritan, I knew I would be okay! I'm greeted by name, treated like family, and never judged. We discuss treatments, lifestyles, faith, and family. This is the first and only doctor's office where I've been invited to pray... that really moved me that the Samaritan staff starts each day asking the Lord for his work and will to be done through them!"
- Michael, Samaritan Patient
"I am so happy to be coming to Samaritan Health and Wellness! From the first day I came here, they have been a blessing to me. Thanks to Dr. Sue, my health got better, and she walked me through in a caring manner. All the people who work at Samaritan are very nice. I thank God every day for the care and patience they have and for making a big difference in my health."
- Luis, Samaritan Patient
"At some point, in the seven and a half years Samaritan has been open to the community, all four of us have found ourselves needing help... viral infections, asthma, high cholesterol, and spiritual battles... all being treated by compassionate people. I wouldn't be here if not for Samaritan. Body, mind, and spirit is not just a catchy tagline. It is the mantra and daily work here!"
- Kitty, Samaritan Patient
"'Grandma Sue,' as I call her, helped me when I was little. I woke Mama and Dad up to tell them I was having a hard time breathing. They took me to Samaritan, and Doc Sue immediately sent us to Golisano. I had a bad viral infection and was dehydrated. They put a shot in my hand to give me water. I cried a little, but now I have an inhaler, so I can keep playing baseball..."
- Matthew, Samaritan Patient
"As a teenager, we go through a lot of things from bullying, friendship issues, distorted body image, identity crises, and much more. When I was presented with a couple of these problems, I decided to seek help at Samaritan...I began to talk to Pastor Joel. He never spoke down to me about my feelings, hurts, or issues, but instead he led me to the truth of God's word! He is a great counselor, mentor, and best of all, he is my friend!"
- Olivia, Samaritan Patient
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“I came to Samaritan in 2016 after a severe car accident. Several other practices stated that they'd like to help me, but... I had no insurance. From the first visit to Samaritan, I knew I would be okay! I'm greeted by name, treated like family, and never judged. We discuss treatments, lifestyles, faith, and family. This is the first and only doctor's office where I've been invited to pray... that really moved me that the Samaritan staff starts each day asking the Lord for his work and will to be done through them!"
- Michael, Samaritan Patient
"I am so happy to be coming to Samaritan Health and Wellness! From the first day I came here, they have been a blessing to me. Thanks to Dr. Sue, my health got better, and she walked me through in a caring manner. All the people who work at Samaritan are very nice. I thank God every day for the care and patience they have and for making a big difference in my health."
- Luis, Samaritan Patient
"At some point, in the seven and a half years Samaritan has been open to the community, all four of us have found ourselves needing help... viral infections, asthma, high cholesterol, and spiritual battles... all being treated by compassionate people. I wouldn't be here if not for Samaritan. Body, mind, and spirit is not just a catchy tagline. It is the mantra and daily work here!"
- Kitty, Samaritan Patient
"'Grandma Sue,' as I call her, helped me when I was little. I woke Mama and Dad up to tell them I was having a hard time breathing. They took me to Samaritan, and Doc Sue immediately sent us to Golisano. I had a bad viral infection and was dehydrated. They put a shot in my hand to give me water. I cried a little, but now I have an inhaler, so I can keep playing baseball..."
- Matthew, Samaritan Patient
"As a teenager, we go through a lot of things from bullying, friendship issues, distorted body image, identity crises, and much more. When I was presented with a couple of these problems, I decided to seek help at Samaritan...I began to talk to Pastor Joel. He never spoke down to me about my feelings, hurts, or issues, but instead he led me to the truth of God's word! He is a great counselor, mentor, and best of all, he is my friend!"
- Olivia, Samaritan Patient
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