Chamblee, GA, May 8, 2017 – The Post Reports – Enjoy tours, refreshments, appointment scheduling, and prize drawings every half hour at the new Mercy Care Chamblee clinic at 5134 Peachtree Road urn Saturday, May 20 between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Mercy Care, a network of 13 fixed and mobile primary care clinics, opened its new 45,000-square-foot facility in Chamblee on April 18 featuring 32 rooms for integrated primary care and behavioral health for adults and children; eight dental operatories, and a health and wellness center with a chef’s teaching kitchen. To expand its pediatric services, Mercy Care is collaborating with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to provide onsite pediatric primary care. The clinic accepts Medicare, Medicaid and all other major insurance plans and offers sliding fee discounts based on income for self-pay patients.
“Our services are tailored to resident needs identified through an extensive Community Health Needs Assessment process,” said Mercy Care President Tom Andrews. “Access to affordable healthcare services was identified as priority number one. Our medical, dental and educational offerings are up and running, and we are working to operationalize vision services which begin July 1. We also plan to offer more evening hours soon.”
Mercy Care is dedicated to tackling health priorities defined by the needs assessment in DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties—primary areas the new clinic serves. In addition to the need for affordable, integrated primary and behavioral health, chronic disease prevention and management and community health education were in the top 5 priorities identified. But the organization’s goal is to work with others to effectively address the underlying causes of disease like obesity and smoking.
“We will make our facility available to community partners to help address health concerns and other community needs that lead to a healthy life,” Andrews said.
Current community health education, life skills and patient support partners include:
- Mercy Housing (building affordable senior housing next door to Mercy Care Chamblee)
- Emory University
- American Cancer Society
- Vincent de Paul Society
- Sheltering Arms
- Cowart Family YMCA
- Open Hand
- Catholic Charities
- Partnership for Domestic Violence
To see virtual tour of the clinic, visit mercyatlanta.org/Chamblee.