Commentary: Remember the clinics filling the gap

Medical clinics serving poor and uninsured Georgians are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. For them, it’s just the latest challenge. These charitable clinics serve the most vulnerable patients for free or a sliding-scale fee.

In a new GHN Commentary, the board chair of the Georgia Charitable Care Network says that these clinics will remain open for business during the pandemic, though their resources are more strained than ever.

“These clinics thrive because of their entrepreneurial spirit and innovative approach to serving their communities,’’ writes Holly Lang, a health economist. “But when a crisis strikes, the clinics need their communities more than ever.’’

She writes about several ways that communities can help charitable clinics during this public health crisis. Here’s a link to her Commentary.