Servants Health Centre was founded by two doctors and a midwife who recognised that many people in Dunedin struggle to pay for healthcare costs or receive no healthcare services at all. In response to these needs and inspired by their Christian faith, the vision of a free clinic operating through volunteers was created. Servants Health Centre opened its doors in January 2010.
The Trustees strategically placed the clinic at 100 Princes Street. This location benefits the majority of patients who depend on public transportation. Servants Health Centre enrols people who are struggling financially. We are committed to providing free medical care to those who need it most.
Servants: What's in our name?
~by Bruce Elder, Trustee~
You may have wondered how we at Servants came to be called 'Servants'. Is there anything significant about the name? Well, yes there is! When we were setting up the health centre, a group of us wrestled over what we should call ourselves.
We chose the name Servants for a couple of reasons. As Trust members and as followers of Jesus, we wanted to reflect how Jesus lived and served. Jesus came to earth not as a high and mighty ruler demanding everyone serve him, but rather as a servant, stooping to the lowest places in order to be alongside and to serve the vulnerable. The most broken people felt accepted by him because he came not to judge but to help, to serve and to give them hope.
As Trustees, volunteers and staff, we are all inspired by the sacrificial love and service of Jesus. We aim to fulfill the call of Jesus to be a servant to others. Hence our name, Servants.