By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Charitable Care Clinic Closing

Snellville, GA: Gwinnett Community Clinic plans to discontinue their operations effective October, 2015. This Clinic is a non-profit program providing primary care and chronic disease management to qualified patients.

Established in December, 1989, this private, charitable care clinic has provided low cost healthcare to uninsured, indigent residents of Gwinnett County.

Since the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and open enrollment for Obamacare insurance, Gwinnett Community Clinic has realized a significant decrease in enrollment and requests for services. Effective immediately, no new patient enrollments are being accepted. Current patients may update their qualification for service through October 1. The last clinical appointmentswill be for October 15, 2015.

For 26 years, Gwinnett Community Clinic, through support of donors, collaboration with medical providers and volunteers, and community partners has provided basic healthcare and is a medical home to the working, uninsured poor of Gwinnett County. The Clinic is located at 2160 Fountain Drive in Snellville, on the Eastside Medical Center South Campus.

Because of partners such as Eastside Medical Center, Eastside Family Pharmacy and countless volunteer physicians, nurses and support staff, Gwinnett Community Clinic is able to provide over $5 million each year in primary care and chronic disease management.

Eastside has provided surgery, diagnostic imaging, lab testing and inpatient care at no cost to Clinic patients since 1989. Community primary care physicians and specialists worked at the Clinic or provided specialty visits and/or surgery at free or significantly reduced cost to patients, as well. 

The Clinic was funded by United Way of Greater Atlanta, Kaiser Foundation, Georgia Baptist Healthcare Ministry Foundation, private donations and grants and other supporters. 

Gwinnett Community Clinic is 501 © 3 organization located in Snellville, Georgia.

www.gwinnettcommunityclinic.org