People living in south Coweta County will soon have a new place to visit if they suddenly become sick or injured.
According to Grantville City Manager Al Grieshaber, the Med Afford Express Care Walk In clinic will open their doors on Monday, July 9 at 1 Main Street.
The medical facility will occupy the former Grantville City Hall building.
Currently, there is no walk–in medical clinic in that part of Coweta County, Grieshaber said.
“We’re excited about it. We think it is a wonderful thing for people in south Coweta County, Meriwether County and north Troup County,” he said. “We’re excited that our residents will have an express care to go to if they don’t feel well. They can get care immediately.”
According to a document sent to Grantville city leaders by Med Afford officials, the new clinic will treat patients with minor injuries and illnesses, such as sinus and respiratory infections, lacerations, eye infections, abscesses, bladder infections, a toothache and abdominal or back pain, just to name a few.
Once a person becomes an established patient, the staff can help folks with ongoing medical issues, like hypertension, diabetes, thyroid problems, migraines plus mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, the document said.
The Med Afford staff will can also test for STDs and tuberculosis, plus perform physicals for student athletes and complete blood work.
“They treat everything short of needing an ambulance to take you to a hospital,” Grieshaber said. “I think having your own primary care physician in your hometown makes a tremendous difference. I’ve had employees that don’t feel well and I lose them for a full day because they have to travel into Newnan to see a doctor.
“Living in the southern part of the (Coweta) county, we have a problem getting our medical challenges taken care of in a timely manner,” he added.
The clinic will be located across the street from the Grantville pharmacy at 16 Main St. This will also give patients quick and easy access to a pharmacy should they need a prescription, Grieshaber said.
The medical facility will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., but the staff may adjust the hours according to the need, according to the Med Afford document.
The cost for a new patient is $50. The fee will drop to $4o once a person becomes an established patient.