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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.

The ZHC 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.

Working hours


Sign-in begins at 9:00am (and may end any time between then and 12:00pm)


Sign-in begins at 5:00pm (and may end any time between then and 9:00pm)*


Sign-in begins at 9:00am (and may end any time between then and 12:00pm)*

*Sign-in ends when the roster is full—when we can no longer see any more patients.

A first century solution to a twenty-first century need

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.”

Help Us Out Today

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 also click on the “Donate” button below to send us funding. 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, if you'd like, 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 and let us know.

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Where you can find us

595 Weston Canal Rd. Somerset, NJ 08873