Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County is a non-profit center offering FREE non-emergent health, dental, vision, mental health counseling, charity referrals, and women’s wellness services for uninsured adults in Dawson County, meeting the 200% Federal Poverty Level

How to Qualify

Eligibility Requirements

Qualification to determine if a person is eligible to become a patient of Good Shepherd Clinic is required for an appointment to be made.

Qualification/Eligibility: Thursdays 1-4 p.m. at the clinic.

  • Must be adults over the age of 18
  • Must live, work or attend school in Dawson County, without insurance and income 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) or less. For 2023,  a qualified family of four would have annual income of $60,000 or less

Required items to bring:

  • Photo ID or Driver’s License
  • Household Income with current address
  • All medications

(Patient information regarding eligibility is private and confidential. This information is not shared with any government agencies.)


Medical Care

  • General medical, non-emergency care
  • Women’s Wellness screening, including PAP Smear
  • Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Prescription Assistance Programs for medication prescribed by clinic practitioners
  • Information, referral and advocacy for health and support services

The clinic does not provide emergency care or treat chronic pain requiring narcotics

Hours: Clinic hours are from 9:00 AM until 5PM every Thursday. Medications will be available to be picked up on Thursday afternoon or at Dawson Pharmacy depending on the Medication. Call for appointments, Lab results or Medication refills. Some things may be able to be handled over the phone. 706-429-9914

Dental Care

  • Restorations
  • Extractions
  • Dental Hygiene

Hours: Variable days by appointment

Vision Care

  • Eye Examinations
  • Glasses

Hours: One Monday a month

In Our Community


Grace-in-a-Box is a food ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church. Food is distributed on days the clinic is serving patients.

Funding assistance is provided by Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Fellowship and through partnership with GA Mountain Food Bank.  Through this program, over 20,000 meals have been given to those in need.


The following quotes from our patients
Good Shepherd Clinic has changed my life. If it had not been for Good Shepherd Clinic I would not have known that I had high blood pressure or cholesterol problems. I could have died. Also, Dr. Anderson gave me stomach medication that changed my life. Before, I was not able to eat because of terrible stomach problems…I even had to be excused from jury duty because of this problem. Now, with this medication, I have my life back.


I went through many years looking for help with leg pain. Went to the Health Department and no one could help. The Health Department suggested GSCODC. The doctors and nurses there are all so nice and started me on a program to relieve the pain. I am finally pain FREE! Good Shepherd has helped me more than anywhere. I have been treated so well and it is nice to have someone who cares about me that much.


GSCODC saved my life and my family. I was on lots of medication and could never get help for myself. I felt so bad that I suffered severe depression. The people of GSCODC got me out of it! The volunteers are always there for me and they show they care!



  • General Medical, non-emergency care
  • Women’s Wellness Screening, including PAP examY
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Cardiology Services
  • Prescription Assistance Programs for Medication prescribed by clinic physicians
  • Basic Dental Care
  • Information, Referral and Advocacy for Health and Support Services
  • Vision Services
  • Audiology Services
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Transportation To and From Clinic in partnership with Dawson County Transit
The Clinic does not provide emergency care or treat chronic pain requiring narcotics.
Qualification to see if you are eligible is required for an appointment to be made.