FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Leander, Texas - Samaritan Health Ministries (SHM), a safety net clinic that has
collaborated with volunteers and community partners to serve the marginalized
communities, has officially announced it will downsize medical staff, reduce clinic
hours, and temporarily pause dental operations, effective Friday, April 21, 2023.
Over the last 18 months, the organization has been experiencing financial challenges
due to many factors related to the changing economy. SHM has taken several steps to
reduce costs where possible and explored all options. Unfortunately, a layoff is
necessary in light of an uncertain economic outlook.
Due to the lack of funding and donations, operational hours will be greatly reduced,
eliminating evening and Saturday appointments. The clinic will remain open
Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm. Current patients with appointments impacted by the
cancellation of operational hours and services are being asked to call the clinic to
reschedule and receive recommended resources available for their continued care.
SHM knows this news will profoundly impact our organization, those we serve, and our
community. It is with heavy hearts and great regret that we make this announcement.
After 25+ years of service, Samaritan Health Ministries remains committed to our
mission to provide high quality, affordable health and wellness services that support
healthy living among uninsured families in Williamson and Travis Counties.
To make a donation to support SHM, visit theshm.org or call the clinic at (512) 331-5828.