Dr. Thomas Kelley and Rev. Dr. Jimmy Lewis came together with a vision that all Clayton County residents should have access to quality medical care without consideration for their ability to pay.
In September of 2000 the Good Shepherd Clinic was born, with Dr. Kelly providing simple acute medical care one evening a week. In the 16 years since its opening, the Clinic has been able to grow to provide free medical care to thousands of Clayton County residents.
Good Shepherd Clinic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit faith-based organization now open three days a week, staffed primarily by medical and administrative volunteers, and has the capacity to see upwards of 3000 patient encounters per year. In addition to acute care, the clinic now primarily acts as a healthcare home to its many patients providing ongoing healthcare for chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and COPD. In addition to the medical care, the Clinic also strives to enroll all its qualified patients onto prescription assistance programs, so that they will have access to their much-needed medications at low or no cost.