About Us

Our Mission

To provide com­prehen­sive health care for those who cannot afford com­mer­cial insurance, yet do not qualify for govern­ment assis­tance. Since 1991, volunteer-driven Shepherd’s Clinic has been an innovator in providing health care for the uninsured.  Provided services are available to patients living in seven zip codes (21211, 21218, 21213, 21212, 21239, 21214, and 21206) in North Baltimore through the time, energy, and spirit of hundreds of dedicated volun­teers.  Patients are asked to donate the equi­va­lent of one hour’s wage for an office visit or $9.00 if they are currently unem­plo­yed.  All clinic patients (ages 19–64) fall under 200% of poverty and most are either working or live in a household with an employed individual.

Who We Serve and Why

Recently, one of our patients said, “When your job lays you off, your benefits go with you…problem is, you’re still sick. If it weren’t for Shepherd’s Clinic, I don’t know what I’d do. The service is pro­fes­sio­nal and I can afford it. What more could you ask for?”

46 million Americans have no health insurance and one-third of the entire U.S. popu­la­tion was uninsured at some point over the past two years. In Baltimore City, appro­xi­ma­tely 100,000 adults are without health insurance and the number is growing each day. What happens when people are uninsured? They don’t get care.

So, when one of our city residents was referred to Shepherd’s Clinic not long ago, she didn’t know that her blood pressure was over 300/180 because she hadn’t seen a doctor in 12 years.

That’s the very reason we opened our doors in 1991.  The fact that Shepherd’s Clinic exists truly does improve the quality of health care for Baltimore’s uninsured.  We offer these indi­vi­duals a quality alter­na­tive to living with untreated illnesses.  For the suggested donation of an hour’s wage, they receive the care needed to prevent illness from becoming a medical emergency, to control chronic diseases such as diabetes and hyper­ten­sion, and to receive annual scree­nings and care for common health problems.  For many of our patients, the Clinic is literally a lifesaver.

Since 2006, Shepherd’s Clinic has enjoyed a permanent home at 2800 Kirk Avenue, right behind Baltimore City College. This wonderful facility has been renovated with the specific needs of the Clinic and its patients in mind. It allows the sepa­ra­tion of medical and admi­nis­tra­tive functions, provides for secure and separate storage for patient records and for medi­ca­tions, includes a separate labo­ra­tory space for drawing blood and other pro­ce­du­res, has eight efficient examining rooms, ample free parking spaces,  public trans­por­ta­tion access, and separate patient intake and checkout pro­ces­sing, enhancing patient privacy.  It is, in short, exactly like a regular doctor’s office, rather than a cha­ri­ta­ble clinic.

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