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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