• What is a Charitable Clinic?

    What is a Charitable Clinic? A non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide health care
    services free or with a minimal fees to eligible individuals with limited resources.

    What is a Charitable Clinic?
  • Serving the Uninsured

    Serving the UninsuredThere are over 100 charitable and free clinics and hundreds of physicians and dentists in
    Georgia that serve the uninsured, providing 0 million worth of care annually.

    Serving the Uninsured
  • Safety Net

    Safety NetGCCN helps to strengthen the state’s healthcare safety net by
    empowering organizations that serve vulnerable populations.

     Safety Net

col_icon_31A Guide to National Health Reform

The need for free and charitable clinics is not going away as a de facto by-product of health care reform. However, the landscape is changing significantly enough that it will force clinics to understand how the legislation, and resulting implementation, will affect their future role in the health care safety net. Clinic boards and executives need to give careful, concerted, and continuing consideration to the changes that will be occurring around them in the coming months and years. They need to be armed with knowledge, tools, and resources to help them in this process. This guide provides those resources.

This is the nation’s first comprehensive manual to aid free/charitable clinics in understanding health care reform and to making informed decisions.


col_icon_21About the Georgia Charitable Care Network

GCCN is celebrating its tenth year of operation in 2013. It is the statewide association of charitable and free medical and dental clinics, and individual providers.

Providers of charitable care are uniquely benevolent.  When GCCN was founded in 2003 as the Georgia Free Clinic Network, the leaders envisioned a network of compassionate care givers brought together to create a voice more powerful than could be realized in a local community, which ultimately would create a high performing safety net in Georgia. GCCN advocates on behalf of its members on all issues affecting them. We provide timely networking opportunities. We work with communities interested in starting a clinic. We solicit funding sources to distribute to members. We connect donated medications and goods between the donors and clinics. We investigate new technology issues, such as the most effective software for clinic needs. We conduct conferences and meetings for clinic staff and volunteers—all to help our members serve their patients in the most efficient and effective way possible.


col_icon_11 border=Charity Clinics Part of Serving the Uninsured

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution

In the early days of our nation’s history, the Founding Fathers wrote a constitution and created a system of government with limited powers. The poor would be cared for by charities or religious organizations — groups established as safety nets for those in need.
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Subscribe to the GCCN newsletter, designed for volunteers, staff and supporters of free and charitable clinics

NEW!  A Brochure for Patients of Free and Charity Clinics on the Healthcare Marketplace

I am Uninsured. How Does the New Healthcare Law Apply to Me?

The Good News Clinics in Gainesville, GA received a grant to develop, print, and distribute a brochure on the Healthcare Marketplace for patients of free and charity clinics in Georgia, and across the country.  Through the Georgia Charitable Care Network, it is available to download.   The template will allow you to add any relevant local information or resources.

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GCCN Presented Annual Awards During the 2013 Conference

2013 Annual ConferenceSupporters of GCCN and member clinics were recognized for their work with uninsured populations during the 2013 GCCN Awards Luncheon which was part of the 9th Annual Conference on May 2 in Cartersville.


See the photos of the 2013 Annual Conference