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Valdosta clinic serves hundreds

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

October 16, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A clinic that reaches out to people without insurance has treated hundreds of patients since it opened less than a year ago in Valdosta.

The Partnership for Health Clinic has served 600 uninsured patients.

They're so busy, people are on a four to six week waiting list for an appointment.

If they didn't have strict criteria for who they could see, the wait would probably be a year.

Workers say the need and the complexity of the cases keep them busier then they ever imagined.

"The biggest surprise to us is the complexity of conditions we are seeing and the lack of healthcare that there really is out there," says Clinic Director Denise Sauls.

They say they're writing grants and seeking volunteers to expand their services so they can help more people in the years to come.

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