Good Shepherd Ministries of Oklahoma
222 NW 12th St
Oklahoma City OK 73103
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Good Shepherd Clinic
Good Shepherd Ministries Oklahoma City
Mission Statement

Good Shepherd Clinic provides a free healthcare home for low-income, uninsured Oklahomans. Medical services (primary and specialty referrals), full dental services and free medications.

Good Shepherd offers hope to those in need by providing:    

  • Medical care  
  • Dental care       
  • Pharmacy  
  • Nutrition Education and Classes
  • Specialty care referrals
  • Volunteer opportunities for students and others
Contact Information
Contact Name Pam Timmons
Contact email ptimmons@goodshepherdokc.org
Address 222 NW 12th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone (405) 754-5190
Fax 405-601-3734
County Oklahoma County
OK
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Community support is vital to our  mission at Good Shepherd Clinic. We do not receive any government, state or United Way funding. Monetary donations are accepted by check, or charge by phone  at (405) 754-5190 or online through our website. Donations of every size are appreciated.
 
We are always in need of bilingual interpreters to help translate during medical appointments and to answer telephones to book appointments.
 
Our staff is small; volunteers are critical to our operations. Trained medical, dental and pharmaceutical professionals are always needed to serve in the medical and dental clinics. Medical specialists to whom we can refer patients (such as cardiologists, surgeons, endocronologists, etc.) are always needed. Non-medical volunteers can help in the clinic.  Seriously, if you have a desire to help some of our community's most needy, we can find a place for you. We also have paid staff during regular business hours during our clinic times.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $593,896.00
Projected Expenses $593,896.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
none
Supported Organization Good Shepherd Clinic
Year Founded 1977
IRS Ruling Year 2003
State Registration Expiration May 2018
Statements
Mission

Good Shepherd Clinic provides a free healthcare home for low-income, uninsured Oklahomans. Medical services (primary and specialty referrals), full dental services and free medications.

Good Shepherd offers hope to those in need by providing:    

  • Medical care  
  • Dental care       
  • Pharmacy  
  • Nutrition Education and Classes
  • Specialty care referrals
  • Volunteer opportunities for students and others
Background

Since 1977, the Good Shepherd Medical and Dental Clinics has provided free primary medical and dental care to uninsured Oklahomans of all ages. Our volunteers and staff provide quality care to uninsured people who could otherwise not afford it. Our services are expanding at an exponential rate, and our aim is to be a comprehensive medical home to the medically underserved in Oklahoma City. 

Impact

Good Shepherd is helping to fill the ever-widening gaps in Oklahoma’s access to health care. We are committed to help build pathways for the vulnerable in our community, recognizing that basic needs, such as access to health services must be met in order for families to advance economically. But many people in Oklahoma City are unable to secure these basics and struggle with other complex and interrelated financial challenges, such as having to choose between paying for their health care needs. Good Shepherd Clinic helps to disrupt some of these challenges that continue an ongoing cycle of poverty.

Good Shepherd’s Medical and Dental Clinic is a huge teaching clinic. In partnerships with the universities and colleges, medical students help to provide accessible, quality healthcare for the underserved in a respectful environment in which students, health professionals, patients, and community members learn from one another. Students learn to reach out of their comfort zone to care for patients in need very early in their careers. Rather than go to emergency rooms or city hospitals, our patients get free medical care, dental care and pharmacy from medical school students while under supervision of our staff and volunteer doctors, dentists and our pharmacist.

In partnership with the community, our mission is to provide respectful, empowering, high quality health care with the underserved while inspiring the next generation of health professionals. We seek to sustain health through…

free medical, dental, pharmacy and preventive care

health education· nutrition classes

access to social services and other specialized care

Physicians and physician assistants at the clinic are comprehensive primary care providers for some of the most diverse patient populations in the state of Oklahoma, ranging from non-English speaking Hispanics to African refugees. Truly, global outreach happens each and every day in the heart of inner Oklahoma City at Good Shepherd.

Needs

Our service are needed more now more than ever. Good Shepherd Clinic provides a free healthcare home for low-income, uninsured Oklahomans. Medical services (primary and specialty referrals), full dental services and free, same-day medications are available. Nearly one in four people in Oklahoma County don’t have health insurance. Oklahomans have some of the worst rates of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses, access to quality medical care is critical. We will continue to rely on volunteers to support our clinic's efforts. 

CEO/Executive Director Statement

Good Shepherd Clinic operates on an integrated-care model with medical, dental, and a pharmacy in one location. The goal is to integrate these services to address the needs of the whole person, and the whole family. Our goal is to provide high-quality medical and dental care to our community’s underserved in an atmosphere of genuine respect and caring. 

Good health is one of life's greatest blessings, but living in sickness without the hope of getting better is one of life's greatest tragedies.

Most of our patients have been living with chronic untreated illnesses. They come to us looking for hope and relief. Their life has been hard, long and painful journey. We feel honored to be a part of their healing and comfort.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines/Medical Disciplines
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Human Services
Programs
Description
The Good Shepherd Medical and Dental Clinic offers free medical, dental and pharmacy care to the uninsured in central Oklahoman. The Clinic has increased hours of service to be open on a full-time basis. Offering quality, primary care services, the Clinic will become the medical home for thousands of medically uninsured adults. Referrals will be made to cooperating specialists, as needed.
 
Good Shepherd Ministries provides limited dental services to adults and children. Every Monday night during the school year, a limited number of adults may receive treatment for pain, extractions, and some emergency care. Every other Tuesday night, children may receive limited treatment. Appointments can be made by calling the clinic office after 9 a.m. on the day of service at (405) 232-8631.
 
Our licensed pharmacist provides free prescription medications for the uninsured to ensure that medications are within reach of those who are in desperate need but cannot afford them. We also help patients enroll in Patient Assistance Programs to receive more expensive medications, at no cost to them.
 
 
Strategy
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Other Health/Disability At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Good Shepherd is a non-profit clinic dedicated to providing high-quality, free healthcare to uninsured patients from often highly diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and disadvantaged socio-economic situations. Physicians and physician assistants at the clinic are comprehensive primary care providers for some of the most diverse patient populations in the state of Oklahoma, ranging from non-English speaking Hispanics to African refugees. Truly, global outreach happens each and every day in the heart of inner Oklahoma City at Good Shepherd. 
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. Social determinants of health care are an important topic in today’s society. Social determinants can have an adverse effect on a person’s ability to access the medical care they need and are also a significant cause of increased non-emergent use of the ER. Unfortunately, many of those uninsured that Good Shepherd provides healthcare to have a history of chronic illnesses. Their only other option for care would be to go to the hospital emergency rooms. 

 

Health insurance deductibles are an element of any insurance product, but as deductibles have grown in recent years, a surprising percentage of people with private insurance, and especially those with lower and moderate incomes, simply do not have the resources to pay their deductibles and will either have to put off care or incur medical debt.

 

We must continue to find funding to provide exceptional, compassionate healthcare to all, including the poor and often forgotten. We are assuring people living in poverty have opportunity to achieve well-being and lead self-sufficient, self-determined, productive lives. We need your help to continue to provide this quality of care to our medically underserved in Oklahoma.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Good Shepherd Clinic means Oklahoma City’s neediest residents will have access to a full-time, full-service, primary medical care, and dental clinic in the downtown area as Good Shepherd becomes the medical home for thousands of uninsured, medically vulnerable adults and children.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

Quentin was living on the streets, struggling with health issues on top of a drug and alcohol addiction. He was working in a restaurant one day a week when his boss noticed he was going to the restroom before work to wash up and brush his teeth. She reached out to him and asked if he needed some help. She was able to refer him to several nonprofit organizations in the community for temporary housing and also referred him to Good Shepherd for his health needs.

When Quentin came to Good Shepherd he had a complicated illness and was able to take part in a three-month pilot program which requires two medications. This new medication costs $1,000 a day for one pill and $1,000 a month for the other. After participating in the program, Quentin’s test result showed no traces of his illness. Without receiving these medications he could have developed complications such as liver failure, liver cancer, esophageal cancer or gastric varices.

Quentin also had a severe infection in his mouth. He needed a biopsy and a partial denture. He said, “Dr. Bath was not only able to improve my health, she even paid for a cab so I could get home. All my prayers were being answered.”

Today, Quentin is employed as a chef working six days a week. He has a place to live and will soon have health insurance. This is the outcome we hope and pray for all our patients; that we may heal their suffering and clear the path to being a productive citizen.

Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

In 2012, Good Shepherd received a grant to to expand our facilities and our services based upon their knowledge of our acumen for care and quality of services to the most vulnerable among us. This was one of their largest and most potentially impactful grants to date as it leads a bold initiative to improve the lives of the working uninsured and the medically vulnerable in Central Oklahoma.

 The grant awarded to Good Shepherd Clinic meant we grew from a one night a week operation with volunteer doctors serving 175 patient visits a year, to a full-time, full-service, primary medical and dental clinic providing over 16,000 patient visits a year in downtown Oklahoma City. As a result, we have become the medical home for thousands of uninsured, medically vulnerable adults and children.

  

The grant was a wonderful blessing and has made a huge impact; we have ramped up staff and services to an annual budget of $2 million dollars. The grant project has concluded, so we are increasing our fundraising efforts and doing everything possible to remain viable and available for the increased demand for services.

 
We need help from the community to help provide healthcare to the neediest on our community. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Pam Timmons
Start Date Apr 2015
Email ptimmons@gsokc.org
Experience Over 30 years in fundraising for nonprofits.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Jeannie BathDental Director
Jennie CliftonPharmacy Director
Pam Timmons
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 2
Number of Part-time Staff 6
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 1000567
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 3
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 6
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
Health Alliance for the Uninsured
First Baptist Church
Buckner Children and Family Services
OU College of Nursing
OU College of Dentistry
OU College of Physician Assistants
OU College of Medicine
OU School of Pharmacy
Cooperative Central Pharmacy
Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Rose State College
Southern Nazarene University 
Oklahoma City University PA Program 
 
 
 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance2017
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Christian Primary Care Center of ExcellenceButterfield Memorial Foundation2012
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and Medical Malpractice
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mr. Peter Vitali
Company Affiliation Wymer Brownlee
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Email peter.vitali@wymerbrownlee.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Major Paco Balderrama Oklahoma City Police DepartmentVoting
Mr. Michael Fogarty Esq.Retired, Oklahoma Health Care AuthorityVoting
Mr. Dee French French ConstructionVoting
Mr. David Greenwell CPAMcGladrey OklahomaVoting
Jane Jenkins Dowtown OkcVoting
Mr. Randy Johnson Arvest BankVoting
Mr. Rick Lippert Lippert BrothersVoting
Karen Mata Boeing CompanyVoting
Daniel McNeill PA-CUniversity of Oklahoma Health Science CenterVoting
Lan Miller Delta Dental of OklahomaVoting
Cary Pirrong Attorney, Oklahoma City University School of LawVoting
Mrs. Sherry Rhodes St Anthonys FoundationVoting
Kristin Rogers First Baptist ChurchExofficio
Elizabeth "Libby" Scott Crowe DunlevyVoting
Merlyn Sweet BSN, RNVolunteer Nurse AssociationVoting
Mr. Peter Vitali Wymer BrownleeVoting
Dr. Jennifer Wilbourn DDSDentistVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 8
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 50 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Audit
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Executive
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018-Dec 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $593,896
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $593,896
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$1,775,379$2,113,725$2,632,586
Total Expenses$2,582,220$2,347,037$1,776,362
Revenue Less Expenses($806,841)($233,312)$856,224
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Contributions$1,258,861$2,112,196$2,632,586
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,404$1,529--
Unrealized Gain/Loss$45,332----
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$469,782----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,163,974$1,962,462$1,533,661
Administration Expense$311,974$384,575$242,701
Fundraising Expense$106,272----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.690.901.48
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%84%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$3,551,523$4,392,058$4,613,074
Current Assets$290,389$1,241,137$1,319,563
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$48,292$81,986$69,690
Total Net Assets$3,503,231$4,310,072$4,543,384
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities6.0115.1418.93
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $1,258,861Contributions $2,112,196Contributions $2,632,586
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $469,782Interest Income $1,529 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRealized & Unrealized Gains/(Loss) $45,332 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
 
Note:  2016 "Other" includes a $467,856 prior period adjustment. 
 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
 
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Address 222 NW 12th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Primary Phone 405 754-5190
CEO/Executive Director Pam Timmons
Board Chair Mr. Peter Vitali
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wymer Brownlee