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Athens Wellness Clinic: Healthcare resource for the uninsured at risk

Athens Wellness Clinic (AWC), formerly known as Athens Nurses Clinic, is reaching out to the community to communicate the urgent need for increased funding in order to continue to provide medical services to the neediest in our community. In a community grappling with poverty and homelessness, AWC serves as a supporting pillar, offering a safety net to the most vulnerable. The clinic plays a crucial role in disease prevention, harm reduction, preventing additional homelessness, and preserving productivity. AWC stands out as a primary care clinic that is not just accessible, but completely free to those who need medical help. If AWC should have to close its doors, over 1500 patients will need to find another affordable source for their primary care medical needs, often turning to local hospital emergency rooms.

Call to Action: Become a Sustaining Supporter

AWC is issuing a call to action to the community: please donate to meet our short-term need or become a sustaining supporter and witness the impact firsthand. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15th, from 5-7 pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the facilities, meet the dedicated staff, and hear impactful stories of the clinic's positive influence. In these critical times, AWC urges the community to rally together to ensure the continuation of these essential healthcare services. 

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About Athens Wellness Clinic: 

Founded 35 years ago by volunteer nurses and nurse practitioners to serve the uninsured and indigent population, AWC has been a beacon of hope by providing critical primary care services alongside specialty care clinics that are essential to those we serve. AWC is distinguished by its comprehensive wraparound services, including walk-in appointments, cancer screenings, hepatitis C treatment, a regular vision clinic, and on-site dental, psychiatric, and counseling services. The clinic also provides prescription medications and laboratory services at no cost, further underlining its dedication to comprehensive care. The potential closure of AWC poses a significant threat to the health and well-being of the community it serves.

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Georgia is a Cesspool
Georgia is a Cesspool
16 нояб. 2023 г.

It’s really sad we need these kinds of clinics in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It boggles the mind why right wingers insist on paying 20% more for their healthcare than other countries whilst watching their fellow humans die from being too poor. I hope those that vote against universal healthcare are stepping up to help this clinic…

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