The Center for Hope and Healing - Medical Clinic

Medical Services

Welcome to the free Medical Clinic at the Rose Garden Center for Hope and Healing! Your hope for better health and a brighter tomorrow starts here with warm smiles, respectful listening, and professional treatment, counsel, and advice, all without charge. “Ask and ye shall receive.” Translation services are available.

Primary care medical services include:

  • examination, diagnosis, treatment or referral
  • on-site Hep C, strep, Covid, HgA1c tests, routine urinalysis
  • blood, urine, tissue laboratory testing
  • prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • blood pressure monitoring
  • diabetes nurse educator private counseling
  • diabetes monitoring, insulin, home test kits
  • respiratory therapy treatments
  • women’s wellness check-ups, pap tests
  • 4-D ultrasound
  • tobacco cessation classes, nicotine replacement therapy
  • school and sports physicals
  • pediatric care

Health ministry services:

  • walk-in screenings near the Mission's food pantry
  • diabetes and blood pressure checks

Specialist support includes:

  • referrals to 20 regional specialists
  • appointment and copay assistance
  • bus passes
  • vision care, eyeglasses, retinopathy screening


Everyone here is a volunteer. Since our opening on January 24, 2012, the professional staff has included physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, ultrasound technicians, counsellors, and medical translators. Patient count rises month by month, and we urge interested professionals to inquire about volunteering as your availability permits. We also need front-desk receptionists. Call or email for details.


Staff members call this place “God’s Clinic” because everyone has seen how He provides everything we need, year after year. For example, the night before the Women's Wellness room launched, the director suddenly realized we'd forgotten to get patient gowns! All she could do was offer a prayer, lock up, and go home. Unlocking the next morning, she found a box of neatly folded exam gowns at her desk. No one knew where they came from, except that "God provides!"

Financially, we depend entirely on solicited grant funds, unsolicited gifts, and the penny-pinching frugality of every staff member, even as they adhere to professional standards of care. We have reduced-rate agreements with several providers of services and materials.

Everyone who contributes in any way is a gift in themselves to the poor and sick — on whose behalf, we echo: "Gratias! Thank God! Thank you!"

2023 Medical by the Numbers


  • 285 total (177 new, or 62%)
  • 771 visits
  • 59% female, 41% male
  • 2 to 80 years old
  • 62% Hispanic/Latino, 27% White, 9% Black (Af-Am, Carib), 2% other
  • 29% hypertensive
  • 28% diabetic
  • 27% smokers
  • 9% mental health issues
  • 5% COPD


  • $19,000 in lab fees
  • $8,900 in prescription assistance
  • 40 glucose sensors and meters
  • 30 flu vaccines
  • 41 4D ultrasounds
  • 17 mammograms
  • 56 eye exams, 30 eyeglasses

Hours of Operation

Health ministry: Tuesday 11-3 (walk-in; near the food pantry)
Medical clinic: Tuesday 9:30-2:30 and Wednesday 11-3:30 (walk-in or appointment)


2020 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY 41014
Park next to the building.

Contact Information

Phone: 859-261-0323
Fax: 859-261-0464
Executive Director: Sheila Carroll
Mailing address: PO Box 122038, Covington, KY 41012-2038