Photo: A doctor comforts and assures a Clinic patient

About Us

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Providing Hope and Healthcare for the Uninsured

The Clinic was founded in 2003 by the Pensacola Bay Baptist Association to meet the needs of the uninsured and medically underserved in Escambia County, Florida. It was originally planned as a dental clinic, but with dental services and equipment extremely expensive, a medical clinic was more realistic with available funding. In the early days, there were more volunteers than patients.

Today, hundreds of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and volunteers help provide free health care to the medically underserved of our community. One full-time and two part-time employees are paid out of Clinic funds. All others volunteer their time on behalf of the Clinic. A Board of Directors sets policy and is ultimately responsible for the organization.

Since 2003, Health and Hope Clinic has provided over $15,000,000 in healthcare services and 18,000 patient/provider visits. Our goal is to provide accessible and equitable primary and preventative care to those in need. At Health and Hope Clinic, we rely on the generosity of our contributors and volunteers to accomplish our mission of “providing health and hope to the hurting.”

What We Believe

Clinic Staff

The Clinic has one full-time employee. All others volunteer their time on behalf of the Clinic.

Photo: Portrait of Sally Bergosh
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Executive Director
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Board of Directors

Our dedicated and capable Board of Directors sets policy and is ultimately responsible for the organization.

Chairman, Health & Hope Clinic
Anna Causey
Torgersen Causey, Vice President
Vice Chairman, Health & Hope Clinic
Donald McLaughlin
International Paper, Inc., Retired
Treasurer, Health & Hope Clinic
John T. Porter
Baptist Healthcare, Vice President
Dr. Brian Nall
Pensacola Bay Baptist Association, Executive Director
Paul McLeod, MD
Florida State University College of Medicine, Dean/Physician
Medical Director, Health & Hope Clinic
Ronald E. Jackson
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, CPA, CGMA
Raina Alexander, MD
Escambia County School District, Physician
Marathon Health, Director
Therese Ritchie, RN
Andrews Institute, RN
William R. Goodwin
Gulf Power, Change Management Lead
Larry Morris, DMD
Northwest Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

serving our neighbors

Since 2003, Health & Hope has been here for those in need

5,634

VOLUNTEERS

18,000

PATIENT VISITS
$

15,000,000

IN HEALTCARE SERVICES

An Americares Partner

Health & Hope Clinic is able to sustain the needs of our community through partnerships with organizations like Americares, a non-profit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization providing immediate response to emergency medical needs and supporting long-term health care initiatives for people in the United States and around the world.

Graphic: Americares logo

An Impact 100 Grant Recipient

Health and Hope Clinic is the proud recipient of a 2019 Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 grant. This grant is saving lives by allowing us to offer a solution for the opioid epidemic as an official, FREE Narcan® distribution center. Anyone who is concerned for a loved one, or themselves, can come by our clinic during regular Clinic hours and receive a free Narcan kit that includes education for administration and helpful tips for using this nasal spray that can save a life from opioid overdose.

Graphic: Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 logo

FIND US

Clinic hours and location

Health & Hope Clinic is located across the parking lot from Olive Baptist Church, on the campus of Ministry Village at Olive.

1718 East Olive Road
Pensacola, Florida 32514

(850) 479-4456

Clinic Hours by appointment only.

Monday: 8:30 a.m.–Noon
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.–Noon, 5 p.m.–8 p.m
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.–Noon
Thursday: 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–Noon
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Photo: Portrait of Sally Bergosh

Sally Bergosh

Executive Director

Prior to this, Sally was the corporate trainer with NurseSpring, a nine-location staffing and home-care agency with offices from Virginia through Tampa, Florida. Sally assisted with formalization, standardization, and implementation of training for all new hires. She also served as their community liaison in the greater Pensacola market.

Before joining NurseSpring, Sally spent 5 years working with the Escambia County School District. She assisted low-performing schools and served as the district’s Director of the Mentor Program, where she quadrupled community partnership volunteer mentors in the schools.

Sally has co-owned and operated multiple successful small businesses in both California and Florida in retail and property management. She has a background in corporate sales with GTE Wireless and AT&T.

Active as a volunteer, Sally has a long history of working to strengthen our community, including service as Escambia County PTA president, Florida PTA Board of Directors Member, and IMPACT 100 new-member mentor. Sally serves with the Baptist Healthcare Foundation Women’s Board, Women of the United Way, and as Team Development Chair with Making Strides against Breast Cancer.

Sally holds a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University in Journalism and Russian; she and her husband Jeff, along with their 3 children, Tori, Nicholas and Brandon, have called Pensacola their home since 2004.