Good Samaritan Clinic of Jackson County primary care services

Primary care services address major health issues in our communities, including hypertension, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and work-related injuries. Our physicians, physician assistants (PAs), Family nurse practitioners, nurse case managers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and others provide care for the conditions above. We also coordinate preventive and acute care among all our professional volunteers and staff, and refer patients as needed to specialists in the area.

We focus on preventive care, because it’s the best way to get and stay healthy. At our free medical clinic, we offer education and counseling, and work with each patient, one at a time, to prevent illness and improve their quality of life.

A typical Tuesday provider clinic includes the following:

MDs, PAs, and NPs provide services, along with:

Rehabilitation/Therapy:

  • WCU Athletic Training Faculty & Students

Ultrasound Screenings:

  • SCC Sonography Faculty & Students

Mental Health Counseling:

  • Meridian Behavioral Health & WCU Social Work Faculty

Nurse Case Management:

  • Staff and Volunteer Nurses

Patient Education:

  • Staff and Volunteer Nurses

Medication Assistance: 

  • Medication Assistance Coordinators

Flu Shots:

  • Walgreens Pharmacists

Education about Affordable Care Act:

  • Mountain Projects Healthcare Navigator

English Translation Services:

  • Volunteer Translators

Clinic Enrollment/Re-enrollment:

  • Good Samaritan Clinic Staff & Volunteers

Our clinics also provide an excellent clinical learning site for Western Carolina University & Southwestern Community College students.

Students volunteer and serve in the clinic in a variety of ways, learning from experts in the medical field. Nurse Case Managers and Volunteer Providers mentor students from the following areas of study: nursing, sonography, athletic training, pre-med, and emergency services.

“I’ve been volunteering here for seven years and it’s truly rewarding. I get to make a difference, and I know I help people get better. All my seniors at WCU come here to see what it’s like, and so many of them want to come back; that’s the spirit of service.”
— Jill Manners, PT, AT School of Health Sciences Associate Professor, Co-program Director, WCU Athletic Training Program