The Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County announced last week that it will be moving its location in July to the medical building behind Burger King on Hwy. 53 for a five-year lease.
The clinic is a 501c3 that provides free medical, dental, vision, hearing and prescription medications to eligible residents of Dawson County who are uninsured and cannot afford healthcare.
The clinic's lease with Northside Hospital for it's current location on Hwy. 53 was set to end at the end of this calendar year, and the clinic had been searching for a larger space to rent.
Kay Parrish, executive director of the clinic, recognized Northside's contribution.
"Northside was an important part of our growth and everyone involved appreciates Northside Hospital and their generosity," she said.
The new facility is provided by the Northeast Georgia Health System, which also has a location on Prominence Court in Dawson, Medical Plaza 400.
Dr. David Moore, medical director for Good Shepherd Clinic, said that new facility is everything the clinic could have wished for.
"We are delighted: the 5,000 square foot office is ideally located, laid out perfectly to meet the needs of our patients and provides space to expand our services," Moore said.
After signing the five-year agreement, Jane Stuckey, chairwoman of the clinic, said the clinic is indebted to Northeast Georgia Health System for making the facility available.
"We look forward to growing our operation and helping to improve the overall health of Dawson County residents," Stuckey said.
"We are excited about working closer with the Good Shepherd Clinic," said Jo Brewer, executive director of Medical Plaza 400. "Providing an expanded facility will help them reach a larger group of people in need of their services."