About St. Matthew’s
St. Matthew’c clinic is non-profit, faith-based organization established to provide free medical services to children and adults in the community with acute and chronic diseases. Behavioral health services are also available on a limited basis. The clinic was founded in 2010 by Dr. Scott Sundheim, an emergency room physician. Dr. Sundheim wanted to help eliminate barriers of access to care for patients in the Loveland community who were uninsured or had such high medical deductibles that they were unable to access medical care. All patients are welcome at St. Matthews’ regardless of their age, race, gender, religious preference, or financial status. Spiritual counseling is available at each clinic for those patients wishing to speak to a minister.
St. Matthew’s offers primary and preventative medical care services, treatment of health issues, and management of acute and chronic diseases. Patients needing diagnostic tests such as labs, x-rays, CT scans, and MRI’s will be assisted in finding a way to have the necessary testing completed at an affordable cost.
A critical part of staying healthy and managing a chronic medical condition requires having access to the medication prescribed by a provider. St. Matthew’s providers and staff help provide resources for those patients in need of assistance with their medications. Four dollar medications are available through pharmacies such as Walmart and Target, and a limited number of sample medications are provided to patients at St. Matthew’s. Information regarding drug assistance programs from pharmaceutical companies is also available to patients.
Referrals to a specialist are available, but patients are required to make financial arrangements with any specialist where they need to schedule an appointment.
St. Matthew’s is an all-volunteer organization committed to providing health services to those in need in the community. In 2018, volunteers provided over 1,516 hours of donated service to St. Matthew’s. Please consider donating a few hours a month to help make a difference in someone’s life. Volunteering is truly a rewarding experience.
To volunteer, please fill out and submit the form in the contact section on our website. Upon receipt of your information, a volunteer staff member will contact you to discuss volunteer opportunities.
We are looking for the following volunteers:
Administrative Volunteers – Volunteers serve in a variety of ways, from greeting patients, making charts, answering phones, and basic clerical work.
Medical Professional Volunteers – Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Assistants, Nurses, and EMT’s.
The number of patients who receive health care services is directly related to the number of volunteer health providers who are available to treat patients in the clinic.
According to our 2019 Volunteer Survey, volunteers say they like volunteering because:
- Opportunity to use our skills to help others
- Watch patients health conditions improve
- Give back to the Loveland community
- Build friendships with patients and other volunteers
Benefits of St. Matthew’s Medical Clinic:
- Improves patient care
- Reduces pressure on emergency departments
- Reduces avoidable readmissions
- Provides access to medical care and resources
At left we have our St. Matthews Board Members, (L to R) Scott Sundheim, Fran Culler, Pam Nelson, Sandy Hilliker, Linda Franklin, and Judy Krieger.
St. Matthew’s volunteers at Loveland Connect Event.
Ribbon cutting event with the Loveland Chamber of Commerce.