The clinic was opened by the Polk County Health Department with funds from a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Health Outreach Grant in September 2009.
The clinic, located at 508 N. Main St., Cedartown, was opened to serve under-insured and uninsured Polk County residents.
“We wish we had the necessary funding to continue operating the center,” said Polk County Health Department nurse Manager Malindy Ely. “It has benefited the health of individual Polk County citizens as well as the community at large.”
During three years of operation, the clinic has served 1,344 clients in 4,464 visits. According to Ely, the primary diagnoses have been diabetes and hypertension.
The original grant-funding period ended on April 30, 2012, but, according to Ely, “Harbin Clinic, Redmond Regional Medical Center and Floyd Medical Center made contributions in order for the clinic to remain open for an additional seven months, and we thank those wonderful organizations for their support.”
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