Macon Volunteer Clinic Secures New Home at 770 Walnut Street
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024
Macon Volunteer Clinic is thrilled to announce its relocation to a new, larger facility at 770 Walnut Street, a building owned by Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. The new location marks a significant milestone for the Clinic's expansion efforts and its commitment to better serving the community.
Through a generous agreement with Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, Macon Volunteer Clinic will lease the building for the nominal sum of $1 per year for the next 30 years. This partnership underscores both organizations' shared values of compassion, service, and community support. “Mulberry is thrilled to support the work of the Macon Volunteer Clinic,” noted Rev. Dr. Ted Goshorn, Mulberry’s senior pastor. “The MVC provides vital services for many here in Macon, making a tangible difference in their lives. At Mulberry, that’s what we’re about. This new partnership expands our mission to "foster healing for the broken places of life." We anticipate a synergy among our existing ministries, like Macon Outreach and the Children’s Center, and with our church membership, as we dive into this new and exciting partnership. We are inspired by the work of the MVC and excited for what the future holds.”
The new facility will undergo extensive renovations and upgrades to accommodate the growing demand for healthcare services in the area. The clinic plans to modernize clinical areas, add a dental suite, enhance administrative offices, and improve infrastructure to provide a more comfortable and efficient environment for patients, volunteers, and staff alike.
Renovations are scheduled to commence in the coming weeks and will take place over the next 14 months. Stroud Construction has been selected to oversee the renovation process. Their commitment to quality and attention to detail align perfectly with the clinic's vision for the new facility.
In addition to the lease agreement, Macon Volunteer Clinic will be launching a capital campaign in a few short weeks to raise funds for the renovation and upgrade project. Already, $1 million has been allocated to the project, demonstrating the commitment of the clinic's supporters and partners to its mission.
Macon Volunteer Clinic has been serving the community for 20 years, offering a range of medical, dental, and pharmaceutical services to uninsured individuals and families. The clinic's team of dedicated healthcare professionals and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that all patients receive the care and support they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
A medical home to eligible patients, Macon Volunteer Clinic offers free primary care, dental care, non-narcotic prescription medication assistance, cancer screenings, gynecology, dermatology, orthopedics, neurology, laboratory analyses, x-rays and other diagnostic services and mental health counseling. MVC’s services are provided at no cost to Macon-Bibb and Twiggs County residents who qualify. Eligibility criteria are: (1) ages 18-64; (2) earn no more than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level; (3) have no medical insurance, and (4) be actively working. Patients are screened for eligibility before seeing a physician. Eligibility screening appointments are available weekly, and can be made by calling (478) 755-1110.
Located on the corner of Ingleside and Rogers, Macon Volunteer Clinic was established in 2003 and is powered by philanthropy and volunteer providers. Its purpose is to foster a community where all working adults, regardless of insurance or ability to pay, can lead healthy and productive lives. For more information about any of Macon Volunteer Clinic’s other services, please call 478-755-1110 or visit www.maconvolunteerclinic.org.
Mulberry Street United Methodist Church serves from the heart of downtown Macon through three distinct ministries: meeting the needs of the hungry through Macon Outreach; giving holistic care and nurture at the Children's Center; and providing worship, discipleship, and community leadership through the church itself. Through all of this, Mulberry makes a tangible difference in the lives of others. In 2023, the church raised money to pay off over $1.1 million in medical debt. That same year, it hosted a large Unity Service to support Macon's Jewish community after incidents of anti-Semitism. Mulberry believes in serving the community of Macon; a touchstone of its ministry since 1826. To learn more, visit mulberrymethodist.org