About Us

The Good Samaritan Clinic offers basic services provided by a primary care team that includes a physician or advance practitioner, nurse, and counselor. Medical services will be provided on site by unpaid licensed/registered health professionals.

Services include:

  • Primary care such as diagnosis and management of chronic conditions
  • Basic Laboratory Testing
  • Nonemergency diagnosis and treatment of acute disorders
  • Well child visits and school physicals
  • Integrated behavioral health screening and counseling
  • Referral to specialists and community resources
  • Medication / Medication counseling
  • Well woman care including PAP
  • Flu Immunizations

The Good Samaritan Clinic does not provide the following services:

  • After hours care
  • Emergency care
  • Radiology services
  • Chronic pain management/treatment or pain medications
  • Mammograms
  • Vaccinations
  • Complex mental health care
  • Specialty employment physicals
  • Medications

In addition to offering quality health care to our community, Good Samaritan Clinic is a place of hope and healing.  We want people to be treated with courtesy, respect and dignity, without regard to status or station in life.  Hope and healing does not come just from offering health care, but includes every aspect of the clinic starting with the first contact whether by phone or in person.  

Too often our health care system is impersonal and uninviting especially to those who may be financially challenged, uninsured, and not feeling well.  We are willing to listen to our patients while they vent about the challenges they face in their lives.  This contact may be the first step to offering hope.  The process of giving of oneself is often reciprocal.  You often get as much as you give.

Our Mission
to improve the health of people in our community that lack access to the health care system.

Our Vision
to deliver quality health care that engages patients, improves care coordination, and bridges access to care.

Our Values
Wholistic, Christ centered, Compassionate

GOALS
We are collaborating with Mesa County health care providers in winnable battles against emerging community trends in order to:

Reduce suicide

Reduce obesity

Improve rates of vaccinations

CLINIC HOURS
EVERY Saturday
9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

CLINIC ADDRESS
402 Grand Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

PHONE NUMBER
(970) 712-6518

FAX NUMBER
(970) 985-4160

Elaine Taylor RN
Executive Director
etrnccm@gmail.com

Cheryl Reigle, MHA
Clinic Coordinator
cjreigle2004@yahoo.com

William R.  Berryman MD
Medical Director
berrymandr@bresnan.net

2019 Board of Directors

Paul Watson Chairperson

Pastor Paul Watson is the Visionary for the team.  He was ordained in 1994 and has been the pastor of the Downtown Vineyard Church since 2010.  He is married and has 2 grown children. He has grown up in the community and is passionate about developing opportunities for health care professionals to serve.  He gives voice to the Good Samaritan Clinic in the community.

Doug Rosendale DO Vice Chairperson

Doctor Doug Rosendale is the Data Champion. He will oversee the implementation of an electronic medical record system for the Good Samaritan Clinic through a partnership with Athena Health.  He is a retired surgeon with expertise in health care information systems. He is a national consultant and has lived in the community for 25 years.

Elaine Taylor RN Executive Director

Elaine Taylor is the Executive Director and is responsible for getting the job done.  She is a certified Faith Community Nurse with years of experience in new program development and implementation.  She returned to Western Colorado 8 years ago, and enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her family and her 2 grandchildren.

William Berryman MD Medical Director

Doctor William Berryman is the Medical Champion and gives voice to the physician community.  He oversees the services provided. He has an active license in good standing by the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and has practiced internal medicine since 1976.  Retired now, he served as the Chief of Staff at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center from 1992-2012. He is an avid golfer.

Kari Weirath PNP Mental Health Director

Kari Weirath is the Mental Health Champion and gives voice to advance practitioner community.  She oversees the mental health services provided. She has an active license in good standing with the Colorado State Board of Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority.  She works fulltime at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center as a provider and educator. She lives in Grand Junction Colorado with her husband and 2 children.

Les McPherson Treasurer

Les McPherson is the Legal and Regulatory Champion.  He is a CPA and owns his own firm. He has served as the Downtown Vineyard Church’s accountant since 2010. He is an avid sportsman and is a long-time resident of the community. 

Alexandria Paulson Secretary

Alex Paulson is the social media expert and has been involved with the non-clinical business of the Clinic since its beginning.  She is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University and now pursuing the Nurse Practitioner. She is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoys camping and hiking, and has been a longtime resident of the community.  

Taylor Rosendale Marketing Champion

Taylor Rosendale is the community connection. She is an entrepreneur and owns his own marketing business.  She has worked with several nonprofit organizations in the community and is involved with the redevelopment of Los Colonias Riverfront Park.

2018 ANNUAL REPORT

The Clinic was open for 52 Saturdays beginning January 6 and ending December 31 serving 393 unique patients. Most of the clinic patients would not access healthcare if the clinic did not exist. Many of the patients had delayed getting healthcare arriving with complex and untreated conditions. There is a need!

The clinic was staffed by 32 health care professionals including 5 physicians, 3 Nurse Practitioners, 5 mental health providers, and 8 nurses volunteering over 365 hours of direct patient care and countless additional hours answering the phone and following up on lab results and pharmacy issues. We are making a difference!

Of the 393 patients, 313 were seen for medical care and 80 were seen for mental health care. 66 patients had an obesity index greater than 30 and 15 patients were identified as high risk for suicide. 59 Influenza vaccinations were administered. We improved the health of our community!

Thank you to the many generous donors for their support:
Alice Ireland, Amanda Talley, Andrea West, Athena Health, Che Bou-Matar, Colorado Health Foundation, Downtown Vineyard Church, ECHO, Ellen Ireland, Family Health West, Goodwin Foundation, Henry Schein, Intellitec, Junior Service League GJ, Karen Boita, Karen Prescia Dowling, Kathy Niles Cook, Mary Dellenbach, Mary Larson, Office Depot, Palisade Pharmacy, Pam Wimer, Pinnacle Glass, Rob and Lisa Bickley, Rocky Mountain Health Plan, Ronya Anna, Rotary of GJ, Shane and Jaci Dryanski, Signs4Fun, Steve and Bonnie Cruse, Tara Niederkorn, Teyen and Michelle Shiao, The Giving Club, Trophy Case

We couldn’t have done it without you!

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