If you need to see a doctor in Atlanta, and you lack health insurance, there is a new program which is designed to help you to get the medical attention you need. The program is called the Primary Care Lite clinic, and it is located across the street from Grady Hospital within the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness.
The Fulton County Lite clinic program does not allow for emergency services, but it does allow for the uninsured of Fulton County (Metropolitan Atlanta) to see a doctor for regular preventative maintenance. If you are eligible, you will be able to see a doctor who will perform a basic physical, check your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and perform a finger stick to test for diabetes. The program even provides for the doctor to write a prescription for any necessary medications that you may need. If there are any abnormalities in your returned medical results, you will be referred to a medical professional who can help you. Your eligibility for this low cost healthcare program in Atlanta depends on whether or not you live within Fulton County Limits. In order to determine your eligibility, you will need to bring in proof of residency, such as a current Georgia driver’s license, lease, utility bill, etc.
The cost of the Fulton County Lite Clinic is costs only $20, but the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness is currently utilizing a sliding scale fee program if you cannot afford to pay the $20. The goal is that no one should be turned away for preventative healthcare due to their inability to pay. The Fulton County Commissioners are pushing this low cost healthcare program due to the fact that there are so many uninsured residents of Fulton County.
The address of the Fulton County Lite Clinic is 99 Jesse Hill Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. The clinic operates Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Walk-Ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred. Contact the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness by dialing 404-302-8625.
*Telephone Interview with Shirlene Robinson Heard of the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness