Wed., April 10, 2013 10:15am (EDT)

Budget Resolution Revives Ga. Clinic Plans
By Christina M. Wright
Updated: 1 year ago

WARNER ROBINS, Ga.  —  
This former chiropractic clinic at 301 N. Davis Drive in Warner Robins is on the proposed site for a health clinic to be run by Warner Robins and a nonprofit with a clinic in Macon and funded in part by federal money. (Photo: Grant Blankenship for The Telegraph)
This former chiropractic clinic at 301 N. Davis Drive in Warner Robins is on the proposed site for a health clinic to be run by Warner Robins and a nonprofit with a clinic in Macon and funded in part by federal money. (Photo: Grant Blankenship for The Telegraph)
Taxi fare to Houston County’s only public health clinic, located on Cohen Walker Drive, costs about $25 for most northside residents, according to Councilman Daron Lee.

“Majority of those who use (the clinic) are low to moderate income,” Lee said. “A lot of them don’t have cars. ... It’s tough for them to get a cab and go across town and come back.”

Warner Robins and Houston Healthcare officials worked with a Macon clinic operator recently to apply for a federal grant to open a Warner Robins location close to northside residents’ homes. Though the idea was tabled earlier this year due to the uncertainty of federal budget cuts known as sequestration, a recent Washington agreement made the grant more feasible, they said.

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