FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The following are questions most frequently asked over the phone. Please review them to see if the information you are looking for is included below. If you still have a question after reviewing the information, please call us at 727-848-7789.
Can I make an appointment to be seen at the Clinic?
Yes, after qualifying paperwork is completed. Paperwork must be obtained from the clinic. We cannot fax, mail or email applications.
Can I come there because my doctor says I need lab work and x-rays?
Our volunteer physicians in the Clinic must order all tests for qualified patients.
Is dental on a first-come, first-served basis?
No, (for some years now) appointments are made for qualified patients.
What does the Clinic do?
We assist those residents of Pasco County who do not have health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or the financial means to obtain non-urgent medical/dental care.
Do you take persons with insurance?
How long will it be before I can see a doctor after I have qualified?
Once approved you can usually obtain an appointment within 24/48 hours.
Do you accept donated medications that have been opened?
Can I volunteer at the Clinic in order to receive assistance?
NO. However, we are always in need of volunteers to donate their time and talents.
Will I be given medications if the doctor prescribes them?
At least 99% of medications ordered by the physicians can be dispensed to the patient.
Can I pay instead of qualifying?
Can I make an appointment for a qualifying interview?
Applications are available Monday through Thursday, from 10:00-11:30 am ans 1:00-3:30 pm.
Can I make a donation or pay for your doctors to see me?
Why must I go to Department of Children and Families and apply for Medicaid and Food Stamps before I can apply to the Good Samaritan?
We want to make certain that our patients do not qualify for Medicaid. All persons applying must have a letter of denial from Department of Children and Families. We apply to pharmaceutical companies for free medications and they require this documentation.
Must I be a resident of Pasco County?
Yes, you must be able to provide proof of residence (Pasco County drivers license or ID and Voter Registration Card).
How much income is required?
We go by "household" income. Two or more people living under the same roof, related or unrelated, defines Household. So we would require proof of income from the entire household (i.e.: last 3 pay stubs, or last 3 month's bank statements, last year's taxes, to name a few, from each person living at the household).