Who We Are
CareLink of Northwest Georgia is a vision that persisted in the hearts and minds of many Paulding County residents for years. 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 to those in need in Paulding County.
Through hard work, perseverance and dedication, that vision became a reality as of November 2018 when we opened our doors to patients. CareLink is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by engaged citizens, business owners, and healthcare professionals. CareLink is Paulding County’s only 100% volunteer run primary care health facility.
Results of the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment for Paulding County commanded a deliberate focus on Prevention and Access to Care. 12% 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 adult 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! Whether you are a medical provider, a nurse or an individual wishing to work in our front office, we would love to have you join our team as a volunteer. Please contact Michelle Wigley, Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
As CareLink looks to its future and how we can continue to serve our Paulding County residents, we are looking to add Dentistry. As we are currently in the planning stages of this initiative, we would love to have dental (current or retired) professionals to be part of our advisory group to help make this happen.
If you would be so led to assist in this effort, please contact Guy Scull, email@example.com.