The Rapha Clinic of West Georgia
According to the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, approximately 80 percent of people in the U.S. who need care offered by free and charitable clinics come from working households. Further, three times as many Americans do not have dental insurance as compared to medical insurance.
The Rapha Clinic of West Georgia (Rapha) is a faith-based, non-profit, charitable ministry serving uninsured adults in West Georgia (Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, and Paulding counties). Volunteer professionals provide high quality medical and dental care to those most in need. In addition to the best healthcare, Rapha patients receive spiritual support and guidance without forcing beliefs. Rapha believes that chronic health conditions have a direct correlation to spiritual health. It is through caring for the physical illness that Rapha has an opportunity to be a witness for Christ. The unconditional love and superior care provided by Rapha empowers patients to break the cycle of poor health and habits and improve their quality of life.
At Rapha, we believe that good health is everyone’s responsibility.
History of the Rapha Clinic
Rapha has been providing free medical care to adults who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and who are uninsured, since opening in 2010. From its beginning in Temple, Rapha began offering basic medical services during evening clinics, staffed by volunteer providers. In November 2012, Rapha began providing dental care to West Georgia.
Today, Rapha supports medical and dental care, along with mammograms, Healthy Lifestyle classes, gynecological exams, and cardio stress testing. Through a Prescription Assistance Program, Rapha helps patients receive some or all of their medications for free. The Tanner Mammography Mobile Unit also partners with Rapha to provide screenings at the clinic.
Our Board of Directors
The Board of Directors includes the following:
Chairman & Medical Director ̶ Dr. Amy Eubanks, Internal Medicine
Vice-Chairman ̶ Richard Tisinger, Jr., Tisinger Vance, P.C.
Treasurer ̶ Richard Meigs, The Meigs Group
Dental Director ̶ Dr. William Calhoun, Dentist
Executive Director - Joseph Cox, Rapha Clinic
Carolyn Henderson, Administrative Retiree
Bishop Samuel Sauls, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Amy Parrish, CEO & Managing Partner, Rhythm Communications
Liza Lulay, VP of Human Resources - Systems & Methods, Inc.
Dr. Hazel Cole, Public Relations Head & Associate Professor,
University of West Georgia
To deliver high quality medical and dental treatment with a caring spirit to the uninsured; empowering self-respect, autonomy, and responsibility for making positive changes through Christ.