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Rapha Clinic of West Georgia Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Anniversary Events-Sixth Annual Sound of Medicine and Free vision clinic
Haralson/Heard/Paulding/Carroll/West Douglas (Feb. 6, 2020) - The Rapha Clinic of West Georgia is proud to mark its 10th anniversary with two major events, The Sixth Annual Sound of Medicine concert and fundraiser (March 19) and a Lighthouse vision clinic for qualifying patients (February 20).
Since opening in 2010, Rapha Clinic is faith-based and has been providing free medical care to uninsured adults who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. From its beginning in Temple, Rapha began offering basic medical services during evening clinics that are staffed by volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners as well as grant-supported nurse practitioners. The medical director is Amy Eubanks, MD of Primary Care of Bremen. In November 2012, Rapha also began providing dental care to the West Georgia community and the dental director is Bill Calhoun, DDS. Today, in addition to medical and dental care, RAPHA provides mammograms, Healthy Lifestyle classes, and gynecological exams. Through a Prescription Assistance Program, Rapha helps patients receive some or all of their medications for free. And in 2019, RAPHA launched Healing Point which is a community greenhouse project in partnership with Waypoint Ranch to provide sustainable food access.
To continue to provide these important services, Rapha Clinic hosts a number of fundraising events throughout the year. The flagship event is the Annual Sound of Medicine concert, now in its sixth year. The Sound of Medicine, the musical fundraiser, features performances by physicians, healthcare providers, and their talented family members. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, Georgia. Those attending are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. They are $35 per person or $250 for a table of eight. Sponsorships are available by calling 770-562-4501.
In addition, and in keeping with the importance of comprehensive care for the underserved, Rapha Clinic is offering a free vision clinic presented through a partnership with The Lighthouse Foundation and Dr. Dennis Cowart of Bremen Eye Clinic. There will be eye care screenings, glasses fittings and other ocular health offerings on Thursday, February 20.
“Because of the generosity from our supporters and our staff’s dedication, we have been able to provide much-needed medical and dental care to West Georgia for 10 fantastic years of faith and healing,” said Dr. Joseph Cox, Executive Director of Rapha Clinic. “We still have much more to give to the community and can’t wait to get started on the next 10 years.”
To learn more about Rapha Clinic or any of its events, please visit www.raphaclinic.org, or call 770-562-4501.
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About Rapha Clinic of West Georgia
The Rapha Clinic of West Georgia is a faith-based, non-profit, charitable ministry serving uninsured adults in West Georgia (Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, and Paulding counties) since 2010. Volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as grant-supported nurse practitioners, 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. 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.