Each and every day, our healthcare workers are ensuring our health and that of our friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. For many of our neighbors though, healthcare comes at a high price - monetarily - and with high risk. The uninsured, under-insured and under-served in our region often face a hard decision when they need medical attention.
The Athens Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC), the only federally qualified health center in Clarke County, provides affordable primary healthcare and pharmacy services, focusing on these under-served individuals.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic effect on our community, and ANHC continues to give back everything possible to the patients who are the foundation of the health center. ANHC is grateful for the opportunity to continue our mission and will continue to accommodate the community’s changing needs during and after this pandemic."
ANHC has met the pandemic with every focus on safety and patient services, offering TeleHealth visits, curbside triage, and pharmacy curbside delivery just to name a few. So far, ANHC has participated in multiple drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers and is in the process of planning more. The first was in collaboration with the Department of Public Health and Clarke County School District and the second was hosted by ANHC. These efforts have been a huge success, and have been offered with no out-of-pocket costs for existing patients as well as other residents. Thank you to this system of incredible healthcare workers for providing much-needed care for our area residents.