General Patient Information

  • CareLink of Northwest Georgia provides much needed primary care medical services to Paulding County residents and those living in adjacent counties, age 18 – 65, who have no medical insurance or no Part B Medicare insurance

  • Patients are seen on Tuesdays from 8:30 – 12:00 and on Saturdays from 8:30 – 12:00.

 

  • Patients will be seen by appointment only by calling 678.903.5103.  Please leave your name, the best number to reach you, and the main reason for your call.  Your phone call will be returned the next day CareLink is open.

 

  • CareLink is not a free clinic; however, we are very mindful of a patient’s ability to pay for healthcare.  Patient costs are $25 cash payment for the initial application and first primary care visit.

 

  • Patient costs for future primary care visits will be based on where the patient’s income falls in the Federal Adjusted Poverty Guidelines and payable in cash.  Credit cards, debit cards, checks and insurances are not accepted. 

 

  • CareLink will address your primary care illnesses as well as illnesses related to the 6 most common diseases identified by Wellstar Health System: Asthma, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, COPD, Obesity and Type II Diabetes. 

 

  • CareLink is NOT a Pain Management Clinic.

 

  • CareLink is NOT a Disease Specialty Clinic and does not have an extensive referral system to specialists.

 

  • CareLink is NOT an urgent care facility or an emergency treatment center.

 

  • CareLink partners with Wellstar Paulding Hospital in providing additional medical services for our patients, such as imaging and lab work. 

 

  • CareLink offers our patients the Wellstar Financial Assistance Program (FAP) to encourage patients to obtain required lab and imaging orders.   Depending upon the patient’s financial circumstances this can lead to FREE to reduced order costs to the patient.  CareLink’s only benefit is potentially greater compliance in obtaining labs and imaging thus leading to more accurate analysis of patient’s health issues.  Requirements by Wellstar’s FAP are the following:

 

Wellstar Financial Assistance Application;

  • Most recent 3 months’ pay stubs (self) along with 3 month proof of total family income;

  • Current Wage Inquiry Statement  from a Department of Labor Office located in Carrolton, Marietta or Cartersville if not working or if the Department of Labor is closed, a notarized statement that states that the patient has NO income;

  • Current year’s copy of award letter if receiving Social Security or Disability Benefits;

  • Copy of court document if receiving child support;

  • Most recent 2 months’ bank statements (checking and/or savings) – all pages with an explanation of any deposits greater than $100 if not validated by a pay stub;

  • If no bank accounts, a simple written explanation stating there are no accounts;

  • If not self-supporting, provide written statement of support from whoever (i.e. parent, friend, etc.) is providing room and board.