DeKalb Medical wants you to receive the best care in the right place at the right time. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 48% of American adults are visiting an emergency department for issues that could be addressed in a primary care office or urgent care facility. Many patients think that the Emergency Department is convenient when actually primary care offices and urgent care centers are able to see you quicker.
DeKalb Medical agrees that having a primary care doctor is the best way to manage your health and stay well through regular visits. Occasionally after hours, on weekends or when a primary care physician is not available, you must decide whether to visit an Urgent Care Facility or the Emergency Room.
Your doctor will know more about your health history and will keep your health records, which can lead to better health and wellness and lower your health care costs.
DeKalb Medical has over 800 physicians in 55 medical specialties ready to serve you. To find the best fit for you, call 404.501.WELL or visit www.dekalbmedical.org.
There are also many other primary care options in the community. The DeKalb Board of Health, Grady Hospital, Oakhurst Medical and others offer a variety of services at numerous locations throughout DeKalb County and metro Atlanta.
Your insurance website will list all urgent care facilities covered. It is best to plan ahead and know where you will go if you have an urgent care concern in the evenings or on weekends.
The Board of Health operates five health centers, including a new men's health and wellness clinic at the T.O. Vinson Health Center. Services may vary at each center, but include childhood immunization, back to school screenings (hearing and vision/dental), adult immunizations, pregnancy testing, prenatal case management, sexually-transmitted disease (STD) evaluation and treatment, HIV testing, breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up services, dental services, adolescent health and youth counseling services, travel assessments, and title X family planning. Call 404.244.2200 for general information or visit www.dekalbhealth.net/services/health-centers. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale.
1. MEN’S HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLINIC - 440 Winn Way Decatur, GA 30030 - 404.508.7847
With funding from the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, and in partnership with Physicians Care Clinic, Inc., the clinic supports non-emergency, chronic disease management, and primary care medical services, including pharmaceuticals, for low-income or uninsured male residents of DeKalb County.
The clinic, located in the Board of Health’s T.O. Vinson Health Center serves patients on Wednesday and Thursday evenings by appointment. To make an appointment, call 404-508-7847.
2. CLIFTON SPRINGS HEALTH CENTER - 3110 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, GA 30034 - 404.244.2200
3. EAST DEKALB HEALTH CENTER - 2277 S. Stone Mountain - Lithonia Road, Lithonia, GA 30058 - 770.484.2600
4. NORTH DEKALB HEALTH CENTER - 3807 Clairmont Rd., NE, Chamblee, GA 30341 - 770.454.1144
5. RICHARDSON HEALTH CENTER - 445 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030 - 404.294.3700
6. T.O. VINSON HEALTH CENTER - 440 Winn Way Decatur, GA 30030 - 404.294.3762
Health services at each location may vary so it is best to call ahead to confirm a service at a specific location. Services include childhood immunization, back to school screenings (hearing and vision/dental), adult immunizations, pregnancy testing, prenatal case management, sexually-transmitted disease (STD) evaluation and treatment, HIV testing, breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up services, dental services, adolescent health and youth counseling services, travel assessments, and title X family planning.
The health centers accept cash, checks (local banks ONLY), debit and credit cards. Insurance accepted only from State Health Care Benefit Plan, United Health Care, Cigna HealthCare (State Employees only), Medicaid and Medicare. You must file an insurance claim directly to your insurance company for reimbursement. Receipts are provided to you to file your claim. Some service fees are based on a sliding scale. Unless arrangements have been made in advance, payments and any outstanding balances are expected at the time of service. Self-Pay: If you do not have medical insurance, you will be considered a Self-Pay patient. Self-Pay patients must pay for the medical services received at the time of the visit. Sliding Scale can be applicable for some services based on your income. We accept cash, personal checks (local banks ONLY), debit and credit cards.
Grady operates eight health centers with various specialties throughout metro Atlanta.To locate a center, visit www.gradyhealth.org/locations-and-directions/. Hours may vary at each location.
Grady Memorial Hospital - 1595 West Cleveland Avenue, East point, GA 30344 - 404.616.2886 or 404.209.1769
Kirkwood Health Center -80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 - 404.616.1000
Lindbergh Health Center - 1863 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30317 - 404.616.9304
North DeKalb Health Center -3807 Clairmont Road NE, Chamblee, GA 30341 - 404.616.0700
North Fulton Health Center- 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350 - 404.612.2273
Ponce De Leon Center -341 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30358 - 404.616.2440
Services include adult, family, and pediatric medicine, women’s health, family planning, senior services, financial counseling, podiatry, adult and child behavioral health. If you are sick and need to see the doctor, call the center. If it is a weekend or holiday, call Grady’s Advice Nurse at 404.616.0600 (24 hours a day). Grady accepts private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and workers’ compensation. Grady accepts all self-pay options also.
Oakhurst Medical Center has opened a clinic on the DeKalb Medical campus at Hillandale, 5910 Hillandale Drive, Suite 102, in Lithonia. The facility is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oakhurst’s Hillandale location provides primary health care services including adult and family medicine, as well as pediatrics and adolescent health. Oakhurst services are provided on a sliding fee scale (according to income and family size) to all, regardless of their ability to pay. Walk-ins are welcome. For appointments, call 404.400.8929. After hours, call 404.298.8998. For more information on services offered at each Oakhurst location, visit www.oakmed.org.
Stone Mountain Location - 5582 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 - 404.298.8998
Decatur Location - 1760 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30032 - 404.286.2215
Conyers Location - 977 Taylor Street SW, Conyers, GA 30012 - 678.210.2700
Northlake location - 2295 Parklake Drive, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30345 - 404.564.6703
Hillandale location - 5910 Hillandale Drive, Suite 102, Lithonia, GA 30058 - 404.400.8929
Peachtree Road location - 2140 Peachtree Road NW, Suite 232, Atlanta, GA 30309
Peachtree Street - 550 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Physicians’ Care Clinic provides DeKalb County’s low income, uninsured adults with access to quality, comprehensive, non-emergency medical care at no charge upon qualification. This ensures that the Clinic provides services to DeKalb County residents who are most in need of care, and who otherwise cannot access the medical services they need. The clinic is located at the T.O. Vinson Health Center, 440 Winn Way, Decatur. They are currently open Wednesday and Thursday evenings by appointment. Call 404-501-7940 or visit www.physicianscareclinic.org for eligibity requirements.
East Point Health Center - 1247 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkwy, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 - 404.616.2265 or 404.616.2825
Cura Womens Care Clinic - 100 Edgewood Ave, Suite 1650, Atlanta, GA - 404.688.0795 www.curawomens.com (free pregnancy test, ultrasound)
Newton County Health - 8203 Hazlebrand Road, Covington, GA - 770.786.9086 (planned parenting, STD testing, sliding fee scale starting at $75.00 up to $157.00)
Urgent Care at Druid Hills, is located within Toco Hills Primary Care at 2882 North Druid Hills in Atlanta, GA 30329. Urgent Care at Druid Hills is independently owned. To learn more, visit www.UrgentCareatDruidHills.com or call 678.805.7981 to learn more. Office hours vary. No appointment is necessary and most insurance and self-pay is accepted.
Four Corners Primary Care - 5300 Oakbrook Pkwy, Bldg 100, Suite 130, Norcross, GA 30093 – 770.806.2928
Community healthcare for the homeless, child immunizations, childrens healthcare centers exams, school screenings, adult immunizations, teen services. Sliding Fee Scale starts at 75.00. Walk-ins accepted.