• What is a Charitable Clinic?

    What is a Charitable Clinic? A non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide health care
    services free or with a minimal fees to eligible individuals with limited resources.

    What is a Charitable Clinic?
  • Serving the Uninsured

    Serving the UninsuredThere are over 100 charitable and free clinics and hundreds of physicians and dentists in
    Georgia that serve the uninsured, providing 0 million worth of care annually.

    Serving the Uninsured
  • Safety Net

    Safety NetGCCN helps to strengthen the state’s healthcare safety net by
    empowering organizations that serve vulnerable populations.

     Safety Net

col_icon_31NEW Publication Now Available from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Free to Fee-Based? Issues to Consider for Georgia Charitable Clinics

Recently the Healthcare Georgia Foundation  engaged Mark Cruise, a well-regarded charitable clinic consultant, to author a brief on the topic of Free to Fee-Based—Issues to Consider for Georgia’s Charitable Clinics.
In the paper’s introduction, Cruise states “despite continuing misperceptions that healthcare reform reduces the need for safety net providers, many charitable clinics today actually face increasing demand for their services yet downward pressure on their sources of funding and support. As a result, a number of charitable clinics – most of which have been completely free to patients up until now – are beginning to consider the implementation of patient fees. The purpose of the brief is to shine a light on this emerging development and to provide practical information and guidance for clinic decision-makers.”
“The topic of whether and how charitable clinics that have been free should consider converting to a fee-based model was one of the featured breakout sessions facilitated by the author at a conference sponsored by the Georgia Charitable Care Network on July 26, 2013 entitled ‘Safety Net Innovations: Future Business Model Options for Free and Charitable Clinics.’ This particular session received high marks from attendees, and the heightened interest in the topic prompted the Foundation to commission the paper.”
The publication is now available here.
GCCN presented a webinar on the topic.  It can be viewed on demand here. GCCN is able to provide a series of webinars through generous support from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation, and their HealthTecdl program.


col_icon_21About the Georgia Charitable Care Network

Providers of charitable care are uniquely benevolent.  When GCCN was founded in 2003 as the Georgia Free Clinic Network, the leaders envisioned a network of compassionate care givers brought together to create a voice more powerful than could be realized in a local community, which ultimately would create a high performing safety net in Georgia. GCCN advocates on behalf of its members on all issues affecting them. We provide timely networking opportunities. We work with communities interested in starting a clinic. We solicit funding sources to distribute to members. We connect donated medications and goods between the donors and clinics. We investigate new technology issues, such as the most effective software for clinic needs. We conduct conferences and meetings for clinic staff and volunteers—all to help our members serve their patients in the most efficient and effective way possible.


col_icon_11 border=Charity Clinics Part of Serving the Uninsured

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution

In the early days of our nation’s history, the Founding Fathers wrote a constitution and created a system of government with limited powers. The poor would be cared for by charities or religious organizations — groups established as safety nets for those in need.
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Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace Runs from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015.

A NEW Brochure for Patients of Free and Charitable Clinics

I am Uninsured. How Does the Healthcare Law Apply to Me?


The Good News Clinics in Gainesville, GA received a grant to develop, print, and distribute a brochure on the Healthcare Marketplace for patients of free and charity clinics in Georgia, and across the country.  Through the Georgia Charitable Care Network, it is available to download.   The template will allow you to add any relevant local information or resources.

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