The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc. (FHCGA), formerly West End Medical Centers, Inc., is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3, federally qualified health center. FHCGA is accredited by The Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home. FHCGA has been providing comprehensive primary healthcare services since 1975.
Why Choose A Community Health Center? Why Choose FHCGA?
The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc. is one of more than 1,500 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) operating in the United States. FQHCs use a healthcare delivery system that has proven success with improving healthcare outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. Several recent studies have found that patients who regularly use community health centers, like FHCGA, have lower total annual healthcare costs when compared to patients who use other primary care providers, such as HMOs, hospital outpatient units or private physicians. On an average, these studies show that the cost associated with using a community health center is 22% to 33% less expensive than using other healthcare models.
For Medicaid and Medicare patients, the managed care environment that community health centers create increases accessibility to primary care physicians and disease management programs. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many uninsured Americans are expected to have access to health insurance coverage. However, many US residents will not qualify to participate in the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace or many may find the cost of the health plans offered in the Marketplace unaffordable. FHCGA offers a Sliding Fee Scale Program in which the fees for services are based upon meeting federally established income guidelines. The Sliding Fee Scale Program provides an alternative payment option for uninsured and under-insured patients to receive quality medical services.
When you choose The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc., you have found your medical home. You choose an integrated team of healthcare providers, who are either board-certified or board-eligible. Our professional team will work with you to address all of your healthcare needs. FHCGA is the first community health center in Georgia and the second in the Southeast to be accredited by The Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home. This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respects to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals. Click here to view our corporate profile.
As your Primary Care Medical Home, we are committed to:
- offering our patients same day appointments;
- providing access to healthcare during evening and weekend hours;
- addressing your healthcare concerns after normal business hours;
- offering 24/7 access for you to make an appointment, get a medication refill, referral, lab results, or medical advice;
- using medical standards that are nationally approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other accrediting organizations;
- focusing our medical care on each patient and each patient's family; and
- offering community resources to address all of your healthcare concerns.
All FHCGA facilities meet ADA requirements.
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Services (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
Este centro de salud recibe fondos del HHS y tiene un estatus de servicios federales de salud pública (PHS, por sus siglas en inglés) con respecto a ciertas reclamaciones relacionadas con la salud, incluyendo las reclamaciones por negligencia médica, para sí mismo y para las personas cubiertas.