An enhanced quality of life as a result of improved health and well-being of our community.
To provide outpatient healthcare services to eligible, medically underserved residents of Pickens County.
We are a faith-based organization whose work is done through and with the love and compassion of Christ.
We serve as an extension of the faith community as a vehicle for answering the call to serve others.
We provide a quality of care that fosters a trusted medical home for our patients.
We treat our patients with dignity, applying the Golden Rule.
We act with integrity-we do what we say with truthfulness and transparency.
We champion balance and self-care for our team in order to have the capacity to care for others effectively.
We embrace innovation in our approaches.
In November of 1991, volunteers who worked for United Christian Ministries started the Pickens County Free Medical Clinic. There was a need for free medical care for the less fortunate, so these volunteers formed the free clinic. Every Monday night, the clinic was held in a classroom at the B.J. Skelton Career Center in Pickens. Medical supplies were kept in boxes that were transported in and out each week by volunteers who arrived early to turn the classroom into a medical clinic. Approximately 20 patients were seen each week. They were screened, checked in by a nurse, and examined in one room. A curtain was all that separated the physician and patient from others waiting to be seen.
In 1993, we relocated our clinic to West End Hall in Easley, which provided us with approximately 1,200 square feet of office space. The move to the new location allowed us to expand our services and offer more amenities to our patients. We were able to provide a pharmacy, a lab, four exam rooms, and a small office.
With the additional space, we were able to see more patients, offer more comprehensive care, and increase our staff. However, despite the increased space and resources, we continued to experience tremendous growth in patient numbers. As a result, the lack of space became a significant issue for our clinic.
We were unable to accommodate the increasing demand for our services due to the limited space. Patients experienced long wait times, and staff members struggled to perform their duties efficiently due to the cramped quarters. We realized that we needed to expand further to meet the needs of our patients and staff.
The lack of space also limited our ability to add more equipment and technology to our facilities. With the advancement of medical technology and the increasing demand for more specialized care, we found it challenging to keep up with the needs of our patients with the limited space available.
In conclusion, our move to West End Hall in 1993 allowed us to expand our services and resources significantly. However, our growth continued to outpace the space available, causing a significant issue for our clinic. We needed more space to accommodate the increasing demand for our services and offer more comprehensive care to our patients.
In April of 2002, Pickens County Free Medical Clinic and United Christian Ministries applied for a Community Development Block Grant and was awarded the funding to purchase a new building. They purchased a 7,000 square foot facility located at 303 Dacusville Highway in Easley. The building is shared by both organizations.
The clinic changed its name from Pickens County Free Medical Clinic to Samaritan Health Clinic of Pickens County in September of 2005. Due to the growth of both United Christian Ministries and the clinic, in 2007 Good Samaritan Alliance purchased the lot next door for future planning.
In the fall of 2015, we, at the Samaritan Health Clinic, took a major step forward in serving our community by opening a dental clinic, which became the only free dental clinic in Pickens County. The idea behind the dental clinic was to provide much-needed dental care to underserved and uninsured populations. The dental clinic operates in conjunction with the medical clinic, and patients are scheduled through the same system.
The dental clinic was established to provide basic dental services to those who could not afford to pay for private dental care. We recognized that oral health was a critical component of overall health, and the lack of access to dental care can lead to serious health issues down the road. By providing free dental care, we hoped to improve the overall health of our community and make it more accessible to everyone.
We started by offering cleanings, minor restorations, and extractions. These services are crucial to maintaining good oral health and addressing problems before they become more significant. Our skilled team of dental professionals consists of volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, and assistants who donate their time and expertise to help our patients.
Since its opening, the dental clinic has served hundreds of patients, many of whom have not seen a dentist in years due to financial limitations. By offering free dental care, we have been able to make a significant impact on our community’s oral health and overall well-being.
For your convenience, here are answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any question you may have.
We are located at:
303 Dacusville Highway
Easley, SC 29640
Just down Highway 135 from the Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital
Clinic Requirements for all Patients:
Samaritan Health Clinic Provides:
Free Dental Care
Dental exams – tooth extractions, cleanings, and minor dental repair
Referrals to Specialists
Referrals to Dentists and Oral Surgeons
The Pharmacy provides life-sustaining medications. We do not stock any controlled medications.
A GYN Clinic is held 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Women receive free pap smears, mammograms, and breast exams.