Augusta Fire/EMA hold second COVID-19 testing site

Augusta Fire/EMA, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health and Christ Community Health will hold a second public COVID-19 testing site this week.

The second test site will be at Lamar Milledge Elementary School on May 15th.  The entrance to the testing site will be off Eve St. and Augusta Fire/EMA is asking people not to line up prior to 9:45 a.m.

For the full article, please visit WJBF News Channel 6

Augusta Fire/EMA joins DPH & Christ Community Health to offer on-site COVID-19 testing

Augusta Fire/EMA has partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) to expand the availability of COVID-19 testing to the general public.

Augusta Fire/EMA, DPH, and Christ Community Health medical professionals will be performing on-site testing at Station #1 located at 1 Broad Street on Wednesday, May 6th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For full article, please visit WJBF News Channel 6

 

Carole Fabrics donates COVID-19 face masks to Christ Community

COVID-19 masks

Christ Community received face masks from Carole Fabrics.

Employees at Carole’s Fabrics in Augusta learned about the shortage of face masks due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

So, on April third, they made a post on Facebook about making masks for first responders and everyone who takes care of the public as well as people who could not find face coverings to protect themselves. View full article.

 

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp talks Affordable Healthcare at Christ Community

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp talks affordable and accessible primary health care for Georgians at Christ Community Health Services Augusta. Click here to read the full story.

The Augusta Chronicle spotlights Christ Community Health

“Augusta’s first hospital opened in 1818 – on a patch of property in Olde Town, bordered by Greene and Telfair streets. It provided care for the “sick poor” of the city, according to the historical marker on the site.

Some things never change.

Thousands of low-income area residents still visit that same patch of property every year to receive quality medical treatment. But this location rooted so deeply in Augusta’s medical past is playing an increasingly important role in the future of health care.

It’s now the main home to Christ Community Health Services – a nonprofit where founders Drs. Robert Campbell and Grant Scarborough wanted to heal bodies and, Lord willing, spirits.”

Check out the full Augusta Chronicle article.

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