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South Georgia clinic expects to add 11 new jobs

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

A South Georgia clinic will expand thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia will use a $650,000 grant to open a fourth location in Bainbridge.

It will create 11 new jobs over the next two years.

Primary care already has two sites in Thomasville and one in Blakely.

"This will help patients who do not have insurance enter the healthcare system. It'll provide an appropriate medical home for those patients so that they're blood pressure is controlled, diabetes and they don't end up accessing care at the emergency room," said Dr. Ann Addison.

The new facility should open in August.

South Central Primary Care Center in Ocilla is also one of 9 other health care facilities in Georgia to get Affordable Care Act grants.

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