• Primary healthcare
• Specialty clinics including Gynecology, Neurology, Dermatology and Cardiology onsite
• Specialty referrals where possible
• Nutrition Counseling and Patient Education
• Pastoral Counseling
• Patient Assistance Program for free medications where available
• Volunteer Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Physician Assistants
Coweta Samaritan Clinic treats adults, ages 19 and above, who are residents of Coweta County with no health insurance and household income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Eligibility Screening is by appointment.
Beginning the first of each month, 20 screening appointments for the month will be scheduled. To secure a screening appointment, prospective patients must personally visit the clinic on Mondays or Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. and noon and present a photo ID with a current Coweta County address. The first 20 people will receive a screening appointment for later in the month. Once 20 screening appointments are filled, people will have to try again the following month.
The following documentation is required at eligibility screening:
Proof of Residency in Coweta County:
Proof of Income
Who does the Coweta Samaritan Clinic serve?
The clinic will serve Coweta County residents who are uninsured or underinsured and have a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
Why does Coweta County need a free clinic?
Coweta County has a 10.7% unemployment rate and approximately 15,000 uninsured adults age 18-64 based on 2006 data.
These residents have no medical home where they receive preventative or primary care. A patient served by the free clinic will have an ongoing doctor/patient relationship with clinic physicians and nurse practitioners.
What the free clinic provides?
Quality healthcare and health education.
Primary care for chronic medical problems like high blood pressure, diabetes and asthma
Links to local social services.
How is the free clinic be different from the Coweta County Health Department??
The Coweta County Health Department offers preventative care including education and immunizations, but does not provide primary care services.
The free clinic will offer primary care with access to specialty care.
Does the free clinic duplicate services offered elsewhere in the county?
A Rural Healthcare Network has been formed with the Coweta County Health Department, One Roof, PAPP Clinic and Piedmont Newnan Hospital. They will work together to ensure that the free clinic does not duplicate services.
Who staffs the free clinic?
Dr. Kay Crosby and other volunteer health care professionals will provide care for the clinic’s patients. Office and administrative volunteer opportunities are also available.
Peachcare for Kids: http://www.peachcare.org/
Georgia Medicaid: http://dch.georgia.gov/00/channel_title/o.2094.31446711_33935684.00.html
Georgia Medicare: http://www.cahabagba.com/
State of Georgia: http://www.ga.gov
Bureau of Primary Healthcare: http://bphc.hrsa.gov
Department of Health & Human Services: http://www.health.gov/
Facts on Quitting Smoking form the CDC
“All about Diabetes” from the American Diabetes Association
Food & Nutrition Information Center