The Hope Clinic is a Christian non-profit, internal medicine clinic. We provide the highest standard in medical care to the uninsured, underinsured and indigent in Gwinnett County, a suburban area of Metro Atlanta.
The Hope Clinic was founded in 2002 by Dr. William Martin to provide an affordable alternative to the hospital emergency room for the primary care medical needs of the uninsured. The clinic is a vital part of Gwinnett's healthcare safety net and supplies over half of the available charitable primary care capacity in the county. Dr. Martin and the team of providers at the Hope Clinic specialize in internal medicine and chronic care diagnosis.
Due to the need for frequent follow-up visits and maintenance care, chronic care is typically the most expensive in the healthcare industry. The uninsured and underinsured who suffer from chronic conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome often fall through the cracks of the medical system, aren't diagnosed or properly treated for their conditions, or frequent the emergency room for medical care. Over 50 percent of uninsured adults are more than twice as likely to delay or foergo needed care compared to the insured because they are worried about high medical bills.
The Hope Clinic offers a compassionate and innovative fee structure – extending reduced fees to the uninsured on a sliding scale based on a patient's household income instead of the actual cost of providing care. We call the difference between these fees and the actual cost of care the Compass Gap. We strive to be seen not just as medical facility, but as a home for all of our patients. Instead of relying solely on the services of volunteers, the Hope Clinic employs full-time physicians and professional staff to provide continuity of care for our patients. We like to build lasting, lifelong relationships with our patients that extend beyond their time of care.
Hope Clinic Overview
The Hope Clinic was founded in 2002 by Dr. William B. Martin in Lawrenceville GA when he realized the need for medical care for the chronically ill uninsured of our community.
In 2009 the Hope Clinic was awarded enough grant money to purchase the building at 121 Langley Drive. Construction to remodel the building to meet the needs began. The Building was build out large enough to grow into the community’s needs, with 12 exam rooms.
The Hope Clinic opens the new facility to the public and starts seeing patients.
Dr. Daniel Greenberg was hired to expand patient care to more uninsured.
The Hope Clinic’s Chronic Care Program was started, using the second floor for Chronic Care and mental health services. What started as a nonprofit which provided acute medical services for the uninsured has evolved into a place for uninsured with ongoing chronic diseases to call a medical home. For example chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and pulmonary disease can be proactively managed once a patient is stable with their disease. Over the years the Hope Clinic has become a main referral point for local hospitals to refer patients to manage their care.
The Hope Clinic currently has around 4,500 patients in the Chronic Care Management program with 3 providers currently seeing patients. 79% of Hope Clinic patients fall between the ages of 20-64 and are unable to afford healthcare coverage. 78% of Hope Clinic patients live at or below the poverty line. The clinic provided over 9,000 appointments in 2017.