Due to COVID-19 (Corona Virus) restrictions, Surry Medical Ministries is offering limited services on a limited schedule until further notice.
Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:00pm  –  Thursdays 9:00am-11am
Please note: our clinic’s Medical Director is currently developing procedures to re-open for medical visits on a limited basis. To check for updates, see our Facebook page facebook.com/SurryMedicalMinistries, contact the clinic directly by phone 336-789-5058 or email, surrymedicalministries@gmail.com.


All patients who apply MUST:
– have no health insurance;
– have income that falls under a certain financial category based on household size
– live in Surry County or in an adjoining county where there is not a closer community-supported health clinic

If you meet these requirements, CLICK HERE.


Dental Services at SMM are provided ONLY for patients eligible for our clinic and must be referred through our medical services department. MORE INFO


Surry Medical Ministries has 2 primary care clinics each week to help you with your medical issues.  MORE INFO

Any changes to Clinic Hours will be recorded on our telephone answering service, posted on this website and on our clinic doors, and for bad weather conditions, listed on WXII News Channel 12.


Diabetes is one of the most complicated chronic diseases in our community.  It affects almost all other areas of the patient’s health.

Persons with this disease require good medical attention to keep the disease from getting worse. MORE INFO


The Surry Medical Ministries pharmacy is open any time the clinic is open.  All currently eligible patients may have valid SMM prescriptions filled during these times.  MORE INFO


Physical therapy treatment is provided for patients. Because muscular-skeletal injuries are the fourth most diagnosed condition for patients at SMM having these services onsite is critical. Patients can only be scheduled for physical therapy by a referral from our doctors.

Our Mission

To provide primary care medical services to uninsured, low income persons of the Greater Surry County area.

Our Founding Philosophy

It is believed by this committee that this clinic will be supported by an effort of intense giving from all sectors of our society. Because it is through the donation of time, money and energy, volunteers and those who support the efforts of this clinic, healthier and happier community will be created.  One that is more connected and productive.

Surry Medical Ministries is an opportunity provided by God for all to be able to exercise our moral and social responsibility by serving others.

1992 – Changing economic times loomed (NAFTA), current uninsured in Surry County area est. 16,000
John Lockhart, CEO NHSC; Roger Kerley, MD; John Chang, MD; Millie Beal, RN, NHSC ER Head Nurse
1993 – Surry Medical Ministries Foundation (501c3) formed, opened Surry Medical Ministries Clinic, 6th free clinic in NC, at 813 Rockford St, on Tuesdays
1995 – Pharmacy service added, Barry Gates
2005 – Expanded size of clinic (doubled size)
2012 – Added onsite Dentistry services (Robyn Tumbarello, wife of Dobson dentist, Michael Tumbarello, DMD) Dr. Wayne Gilreath, Drs. Ben & Lyn Smith
2013 – 22% of Surry County remains uninsured
2014 – Physical therapy, Diabetes Education & management added on rotating basis
2016 – completed a community-led facility makeover; first year of Diabetes Self Management patients: 67% show reduced A1C; Office Visits/patients served increase for consecutive year – more needing flexible hours
2017 – initiate pilot Thursday bi-monthly morning clinic with support of United Fund
2018 – move from paper to Electronic Medical Records

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Our Supporters

Surry Medical Ministries is one of the best examples of collaborative volunteer work for the good of humanity in our community. Thank you to all of these organizations for their strong support in our mission.

Surry Medical Ministries is a United Fund of Surry Agency