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Cobb County, WellStar Work Together to Keep Seniors Healthy

The clinic, currently under construction at 1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta, is scheduled to open in late August and will provide free, preventive and chronic healthcare services.

Cobb Chairman Tim Lee and president and CEO of WellStar Reynold Jennings signed an agreement to establish a senior community clinic.

The clinic, currently under construction at 1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta, is scheduled to open in late August and will provide free, preventive and chronic healthcare services for eligible, low-income seniors who are uninsured Cobb residents between the ages 55 and 64.

"We think this center is a big step forward, not just for seniors, but for the entire community," Chairman Lee said in a press release. "It will help save taxpayers money, provide additional services and give the surrounding business community an economic boost."

The clinic will also concentrate on services that are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare, such as vision and hearing screenings.

Most of the funding for the construction of the wellness center is provided by federal funds. Renovations of the building, which qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, were also partially-funded through the 2011 Special Purpose Local Option Sales.

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Pam J July 20, 2012 at 03:13 PM
This is great! I have osteoporosis and since I don't have insurance (or a job), I will hopefully be able to get my medication through this program. Since I can't get help anywhere else.
Tammy Osborne August 30, 2013 at 03:38 AM
I am a Wellstar Clinic Patient, unable to qualify for Medicaid. AARP considers me a Senior at 53. wonder if this Center would authorize me as a Senior?
Pam J September 04, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Tammy, you have to be 55 years old. I got the paperwork for the clinic and even though i don't have a job, insurance or money, I live with people who do. They wanted the names and SOCIAL SECURITY numbers of my mother and my brother, who live here. Neither one of them can afford insurance for me, which would be at least $400 a month, or doctor visits and medications and tests. But I am not giving them my mother's and my brother's social security numbers. Stupid.

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