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Important Announcement:
Samaritan Health Center Closing

It is with mixed emotions that Samaritan Health Center (SHC) announces its closure after 16 wonderful years of serving the Danbury at-risk community. Its last day of operation will be August 13th, 2024.

SHC is closing its doors because of the positive changes brought about by the new Connecticut State rules regarding Husky insurance. These new regulations now ensure that all children up to 15 years old, regardless of their immigration status, will have access to health insurance. Additionally, the State of CT has a plan to expand the age limit to 19 years old, possibly next year. This significant development means that the primary need for the Samaritan Health Center is being covered through these expanded services.

Since its founding in 2008, Samaritan’s mission has been to provide quality pediatric care to children without insurance, ensuring that every child has access to the healthcare they deserve. Over the years, SHC – a ministry partner of the Jericho Partnership - has been privileged to care for approximately 4,600 children and their families, providing not just medical services, but also guidance, support, compassion and hope.

“While we are saddened to end this chapter, we are heartened by the progress made in healthcare accessibility,” said Dr. Donald Sampson, SHC’s Clinical Director. “We are confident that this change will greatly benefit our patients and our community, ensuring that no child is left without the medical care they need.”

“We wish to express the deepest gratitude for the support we have received throughout the years, and for what we’ve accomplished together,” said Dr. Patrick Broderick, Chairman of Samaritan Health Center’s Board of Directors, and retired Head of Danbury Hospital’s Emergency Department. “The community’s unwavering commitment and generosity have been the backbone of our operations, allowing us to fulfill our mission and touch so many lives.”

Samaritan’s patients have been sent notices of the closure, along with instructions on how to enroll in Husky insurance and a list of local practices that accept Husky. Samaritan's staff will remain available to patients by phone until August 30th to arrangement the disbursement of medical files.

As of September 7th, 2024, Morgan Records Management, with headquarters at 8 State St. Nashua, NH 03063, is the official custodian of medical records for Samaritan Health Center. Records for Samaritan's patients will be retained in compliance with applicable Connecticut state laws and with all federal laws.  Records will be retained for up to 7 years with a final destruction date of September 1, 2031.   Copies of records may be requested by contacting the Morgan Records Management medical department:

  • Online: -> Patient Records Requests -> Request My Medical Records  

  • Email:

  • (D) 833-888-0061


Samaritan Health Center is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of underserved and uninsured children in Danbury and neighboring communities. We strive to provide quality healthcare to all, regardless of their ability to pay. Our mission is to build a healthier community by providing compassionate care to those who need it most.

We offer a range of services to meet the healthcare needs of children in our community. Our team of healthcare professionals includes pediatricians, nurses, and support staff who are dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients. We work closely with families to ensure that their children receive the care they need to lead healthy and happy lives.

About Us
Our Services


Routine check-ups and sick visits for children from birth to age 18
We provide low-cost and quality primary care services to uninsured children
Physical examinations, vaccines and immunizations, and referrals to specialists
 Health education programs and sports and camp physical examinations
To be eligible for health care services your child must be:
Birth to 18 years of age
Reside in the greater Danbury area
Lack health insurance and not have access to regular healthcare


Years of Experience


Children Served per Year




Partner Organizations


"I am very grateful for Samaritan Health. Whenever you ask them a question, they are very friendly and they help you in any way they can. They are truly like angels to me."


"The best place for me and my son is here, because every place I went before it was hard"


“It is really important I get the care I need. With proper care I can do more activities and I can realize my dream to be a worship leader”


Success Stories


Our Address

27 Hospital Ave, Suite 201

Danbury, CT 06810 

Tel: (203) 791-2794

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 09:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 09:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 09:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 09:00am - 3:00pm

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