MedLink Georgia receives federal funds for facility expansion

MedLink Georgia receives federal funds for facility expansion 

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) have invested $326,541 into the new MedLink Clinic in Hull, GA. These funds helped the non-profit community health center expand services for its patients.  

The new facility provides a wide range of new services, including physical and occupational therapy for children and adults, speech and sensory therapy, diabetes education, nutritional education, pharmacy, and increased specialty care in women's health and mental health.  

Medlink used ARC funds to purchase equipment for physical and occupational therapy rooms, mental health rooms, obstetrics, pharmacy, nutritional kitchens, a new patient services call center, and IT. This facility provides affordable healthcare opportunities to a wide range of customers across Northeast Georgia.  

About the Appalachian Regional Commission 
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. Established by an act of Congress in 1965, ARC is composed of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair, who is appointed by the president. Local participation is provided through multi-county local development districts. Each year ARC provides funding for several hundred investments in the Appalachian Region, in areas such as business development, education and job training, telecommunications, infrastructure, community development, housing, and transportation. These projects create thousands of new jobs; improve local water and sewer systems; increase school readiness; expand access to health care; assist local communities with strategic planning; and provide technical and managerial assistance to emerging businesses. For more information: www.arc.gov  

About the Georgia Department of Community Affairs 
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses through community and economic development, local government assistance, and safe and affordable housing. Using state and federal resources, DCA helps communities spur private job creation, implement planning, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions, and promote volunteerism. DCA also helps qualified low- and moderate-income Georgians buy homes, rent housing, and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit www.dca.ga.gov