The vision for CareLink of Northwest Georgia has persisted in the hearts and minds of many Paulding County residents for years. Through hard work, perseverance and dedication, that vision is now a reality. In the fall of 2014, a team of concerned community members embarked on a journey to form what we now know as CareLink: a community-based clinic delivering healthcare, dental care and other resources to those in need in Paulding County.
CareLink is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by engaged citizens, business owners, healthcare professionals, and members of the faith-based community in Paulding. Results of the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment for Paulding County commanded a deliberate focus on Prevention and Access to Care. 18% of residents in Paulding County are uninsured limiting their ability to obtain crucial preventive and routine health services. This statistic is most profoundly manifested in Paulding’s elevated rates of chronic disease and preventable illness with heart disease, lung disease, cancer, and stroke at the top of the list. In partnership with WellStar Health System, CareLink was created to provide healthcare and other necessary resources to our county’s uninsured and underserved residents. We are confident that through the provision of safe and compassionate high quality care we will effectively strengthen individuals, families and the Paulding Community at large enabling all residents to live a happier, healthier lifestyle.
Please support your community clinic by volunteering! And if you are you a medical professional willing to help, please contact us.