“A first century solution to a twenty-first century need”

“A first century solution to a twenty-first century need”

The Zarephath Health Center represents an example of faith in action. It provides a venue for professionals and other volunteers to use their gifts in practical ways by giving people who have fallen into hard times a way out. We believe that being uninsured does not have to be a cause for despair but can be an opportunity for others to reach out and help.

Our Mission Statement

"The Zarephath Health Center provides free health-care to the poor and uninsured. The World Health Organization defines 'health' as a state of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Our goal is to work on all three levels."

We've Changed Our Location!

After nearly eight years in a 900 square ft. building on a floodplain, God has facilitated the move to a beautiful 5000 square ft. former school building across the street. We now have five exam rooms, three intake rooms, a classroom, and plenty of space for volunteers to work. Additionally, we are right next to the clothing and food pantry run by Zarephath Christian Church.

About Us

This video should give you a sense of who we are.

The Zarephath Health Center is located on the scenic campus of Zarephath, in Somerset, NJ, also home of Star 99.1, Zarephath Christian Church, and Somerset Christian College. We began in September 2003 with a specific mission—to help the churches meet the health care needs of the poor, uninsured and under-insured.

We take our model from that of the Good Samaritan. In the Bible, Jesus tells the story of a man who was beaten and left to die on the side of the road. A minister and a religious teacher came by and walked around him, feeling that they did not have the time or means to help. Then a Samaritan, a religious outcast, stopped, cared for his immediate needs, and took him to a place where he could recover. He paid the bills as well, promising to return and pay more if other expenses were incurred. Jesus finished this story, telling those around him to "Go and do likewise."

As we develop this website, we hope to make it clear how we can help. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


Our address is as follows:

595 Weston Canal Rd. Somerset, NJ 08873

In central New Jersey, take Rt. 287 to Exit 12. Then, turn left onto Canal Rd. and go two miles. You will see a school building on the left. As soon as you pass it, take a left into the driveway, and the Zarephath Health Center will be straight ahead. Park on the left side, and enter between the two modular buildings.

Get Involved


We are always in need of workers to help our outreach to become as effective as possible. At the moment, we are seeking physicians who are willing to donate four hours per month, nurses, and support people who can donate time as well.

If you can help us through volunteering, please feel free to contact us.


You can have a part in the ministry of the Zarephath Health Center. Since 95% of our staff are volunteers, all donations go directly to the purchasing of medicines, supplies or negotiated hospital care.

It is our goal to have high quality health care be affordable for all, and true charity is achieved when the donations come from the heart, as opposed to another government program funded by over-stretched tax dollars. You can send a check to "Zarephath Health Center," PO Box 9182, Zarephath, NJ 08890.

If you would like for your donation to be in honor of a specific patient, just send a separate note in the mail or e-mail to ZHCenter@aol.com and let us know.

You can also click on the "Donate" button below. Thank you!


Published on  December 3rd, 2018