Our Financial Philosophy

The Compassion Gap

Since 2002, the Hope Clinic has provided quality, comprehensive medical services in Gwinnett County, regardless of a patient's income or insurance status. Patients are not turned away because of their inability to pay, but are expected to partner with the Hope Clinic to help cover costs for the care provided.

This welcoming philosophy offers patients a sliding scale for payment based on their household income. The difference between what the patient is requested to pay and the actual cost to the clinic for providing the care is referred to as the Compassion Gap. Depending on services rendered, the Compassion Gap may range from $20 to $500 or more per patient. Individual donors, grant funding and other monetary contributions deliver the financial stability to continue this fee arrangement for the benefit of the Hope Clinic's patients.