Free Medical Clinic Opens Doors

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By Kendall Herold


Updated: Mon, 06 May 2013 01:50:04 EST

Those without Insurance now have the assurance of being taken care of in a medical emergency. The new Feed Center Free Medical Clinic in Fort Valley has officially opened it's doors to the public, and those involved in the project say the timing couldn't be better. Michael Early, M.D. says, "Many people have this past year lost their jobs and don't have medical insurance or medical care. We felt that the timing was perfect." Founder Al Sanders added, "Now they have a place to go. In this recession, God is stepping up mighty." The Clinic will provide primary health care services to those without health insurance or the ability to pay for services. It operates mostly on private donations. Even the physicians are volunteering their time. Feed Center Sub Committee Chairman Arthar Grace stated, "We have a number of doctors right here in Fort Valley that have agreed to volunteer a couple of hours a week, four hours a week actually, Tuesday and Thursday, to come in and see patients." Sanders says it's now in the communities hands to keep the operation running. "We can't always put it on the President, or the Congressman, or the church. We gotta take responsibility for our own community. If you see a piece of paper on the ground, pick it up. If we see a need, we fill that need." The Peach Regional Medical Center donated the space used for the clinic, as well as a bus to transport patients. If you'd like to volunteer your time or donate money to the Free Medical Clinic, or the Feed Center, visit, or call 478-825-0038.

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