Come out and help support local community! We are benefiting Georgia Highlands Medical Center. We are open for lunch (11:30AM-2:30PM) and dinner (5-10PM). A percentage of our proceeds goes towards this wonderful organization. Gift cards help too! A little bit about the organization is below:
Georgia Highlands Medical Services is a private, non-profit community health center. We provide high quality primary medical care to everyone, regardless of their insurance status, income or language spoken. Our Commitment to Care is evident in everything we do, and we have been voted the Best of Forsyth Medical Center three years in a row.
Mission: The Mission of Georgia Highlands Medical Services, Inc. is to provide quality health care and the best patient experience to those we serve.
Numbers: We operate five medical centers and serve over 15,500 patients in Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth and surrounding communities in North Georgia. Of those, 76% are living below poverty and 51% are uninsured.
Legacy: In 1979, with the help of two Catholic nuns and some tireless community leadership, GHMS was founded as George E. Wilson Memorial Health Services, Inc. (the Wilson Clinic) to provide health care to the poor, rural community of Forsyth County at the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Lots has changed since then, but GHMS has always remained steadfast in its mission to provide the best possible medical care to all.
Services: As a community health center, we provide more than just general primary medical care. We also provide pediatrics, geriatrics, screenings, coverage for emergencies during and after hours, voluntary family planning, immunizations, women’s services (OB-GYN), preventive dental, pharmacy, case management, eligibility assistance, health education, outreach, translation, laboratory, emergency transportation and behavioral health.
Medical Home: We are nationally recognized for having the systems in place to achieve the best, most comprehensive and coordinated medical care available. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rates us as a Patient-Centered Medical Home at the highest level of recognition (Level III).
Quality: We have transformed our delivery of care and achieved exemplary quality outcomes for the underserved. The population of patients at GHMS meet or surpass national benchmarks in chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension as well as in pediatrics and women’s health.
Highlands Pharmacy: We have a new pharmacy at our Cumming Family Health Center that offers deep discounts for our patients and excellent prices to the community. It helps our patients get the medications they need, but it is also open to everyone. Our Pharmacists are Board and Immunization Certified and have over 30 years combined experience and service in our community.
Family: Since 1979, we have served as the medical home – a place where people can experience healing, caring relationships – regardless of their personal circumstance. We will continue to do so, and, in the process, seek to serve as a catalyst for a better system of care.