BARROW COUNTY HEALTHCARE
Barrow County residents’ medical needs are met by several facilities offering a variety of services, from general to specific, which are mainly found in centrally-located Winder. Competent medical professionals are at your service to help ensure you and your family enjoy the best of health in Barrow County.
Since 1951, Winder and the surrounding communities have enjoyed superior medical and health services. The hospital continues to be an integral part of the community it serves. Owned by Community Health Associates since 20014, Barrow Regional Medical Center is a Joint Commission accredited facility that specializes in the provision of personalized care to our community. The staff consists of over 100 physicians and 275 employees who take pride in offering a wide range of services including 24 hour Emergency Department, General Medical, ICU, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, OB/GYN, Pediatrics and Level 1 Nursery, Neurology, Nephrology, Outpatient Surgery and additional outpatient services including a full-service Laboratory, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation services, Nutritional services, Sleep Lab, Wound Care Center, Women’s Services and Diagnostic Imaging services.
Barrow Regional Medical Center is focused on providing high quality healthcare services to the region. In December 2009, the Georgia Hospital Association recognized BRMC as one of only twelve hospitals throughout the state to earn the Chairman’s Honor Roll, the highest category in quality. For more information visit www.barrowregional.com
Athens Regional Medical Center
1199 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30606
About 20 miles and 35 minutes by car from the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce is the Athens Regional Medical Center. This 315-bed regional referral center offers maternal/child services, imaging and surgical services, an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer approved oncology department, and a nationally recognized cardiovascular program. Its medical staff of more than 250 professionals and 2,800 employees serve a 17-county service area in northeast Georgia, including Barrow County. For more information, visit www.armc.org.
Regional First Care at Barrow County
340 Exchange Blvd.
Bethlehem, GA 30622
Regional FirstCare in Barrow County provides immediate and urgent care for illnesses, injuries and other non-life threatening conditions. The new, 7,800 sq. ft. facility is located conveniently on Hwy 316 between Hwy 11 and Hwy 81 across from the Target Shopping Center. It is staffed by board-certified physicians who are on duty Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Physical Therapy is also offered at this location. For more information, visit www.regionalfirstcare.org.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton
1400 River Place
Braselton, Ga 30517
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Northeast Georgia. Through the services of a medical staff of more than 500 physicians, the residents of Northeast Georgia enjoy access to the state’s finest and most comprehensive medical services. For more information, visit www.nghs.com/braselton
122 W. Athens St.
Winder, GA 30680
MedLink Georgia’s practitioners not only treat illness, but also provide preventive services to keep patients well. We coordinate with other local health care and social service providers – both public and private – to serve the needs of each individual and address broad community issues. We are dedicated to detecting illness early to minimize their effect on the lives of patients, and to maximize our patients’ ability to live their lives in good health. In doing so, we decrease the need for costly specialty and inpatient care and reduce the length of hospital stays. Such care is not only cost effective; it improves the quality of our patients’ lives. No one is refused services because of lack of insurance.
MedLink provides primary medical care based on the needs of the communities we serve and we pride ourselves on being the healthcare provider that works best with your financial situation. Our sites are community practices, serving everyone including those with commercial and public insurance, as well as those without insurance. Our goal is to be sure that the lack of insurance is not a roadblock to quality health care. We accept Medicare, Medicaid – including Amerigroup, PeachState, and WellCare, PeachCare, TriCare, most major insurance, State Health Benefit Plans, and offer payment on a sliding fee schedule. For more information, visit www.medlinkga.org
Barrow County Health Department (Clinic)
This clinic offers the citizens of Barrow County a wide variety of services including women’s health/birth control, heart-healthy blood pressure programs, immunizations for both children and adults, a wide variety of screenings, tests and treatment, supplemental food programs as well as restaurant inspections. For more detailed information, visit http://publichealthathens.com/wp/.
Susan Kristal, RN, County Nurse Manager
15 E. Porter Street, Winder, GA 30680
Clinic Hours Monday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.,
Tuesday – Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
Fri 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.