Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to Provide On-site Pediatric Care at Mercy Care Chamblee Clinic

ATLANTA (May 8, 2017) – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is collaborating with Mercy Care Atlanta to provide on-site pediatric care at the new Mercy Care Chamblee Clinic beginning May 9, 2017. The new clinic has more than tripled Mercy Care's capacity to provide affordable primary care services to adults and expand pediatric services.

"We are honored to bring pediatric services and expanded educational offerings to the new Mercy Care Chamblee clinic," said Donna Hyland, CEO at Children's. "We are dedicated to all children, including those who may not have the resources to get the healthcare that they need. We are thankful that Mercy Care has given Children’s this opportunity to help more kids in the Chamblee area.”

To meet the needs of Atlanta’s growing pediatric community, Children’s pursues affiliations with other organizations that share a similar vision to improve quality and access to pediatric care. Treating nearly 400,000 kids annually, Children’s is committed to making sure that kids throughout Georgia get the care they need, when they need it.

“As the relationship between Mercy Care and Children’s has evolved, we were thrilled to learn that we have so much in common,” said Vivian Lennon, MD, Director of Primary Care at Children’s. “Both are vital community resources, and both have dedicated staff and engaged volunteers. And both of our missions and visions are aligned and focused on providing access to compassionate, patient-centered care.”

Mercy Care, which provides medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health-related services to homeless and impoverished patients, will now have access to Children’s physicians, staff and pediatric expertise.

The new clinic, one of Mercy Care’s 13 clinics across Atlanta, will expand services to include optometry, ultrasound, radiology, integrated behavioral health and a variety of health education programs. Strategically located on Peachtree Road adjacent to MARTA and Walmart, the clinic will feature a unique health education program to address lifestyle changes, including family health promotion, diabetes management, obesity, nutrition and healthy cooking classes, and perinatal education.

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About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the trusted leader in caring for kids. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs, top healthcare professionals, and leading research and technology. Children’s is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, managing more than one million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, urgent care centers and neighborhood locations. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has impacted the lives of kids in Georgia, across the United States and around the world for more than 100 years thanks to generous support from the community.

About Mercy Care

Mercy Care has been a healing presence among Atlanta's homeless and uninsured since the 1980s. As coverage and access to care issues persist, a growing number of families and individuals rely on Mercy Care to meet their need for affordable healthcare. Our network of fixed and mobile clinics provide primary care, behavioral health, dental and vision services, as well as an array of critical wrap around services and case management. We offer self-pay discounts based on income and accept all major insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare. In 2016, Mercy Care provided services to more than 12,000 patients, 88% of whom were uninsured.

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