Amerigroup Georgia Opens Community Service Center in Southwest Atlanta
Amerigroup Georgia opened its new Community Service Center in Atlanta on Thursday as part of its ongoing efforts to address inequities in underserved neighborhoods and provide innovative health care solutions to communities across the Peach State.
The Amerigroup Community Service Center is a one-stop-shop for a wide range of information and resources, including access to healthcare, social and financial support, innovative technology, and more. The center will serve as a comfortable and welcoming neighborhood healthcare information and education space that is open to the public and staffed with Amerigroup Georgia associates who can help provide support and assistance to visitors.
The Center will play a vital role in ensuring local community residents have access to experts who can share health care information in a culturally sensitive way and help them make more informed health decisions for themselves and their families.
“We are proud to bring this physical location to Atlanta to help people more easily access health information where they live and work,” said Mel Lindsey, president of Amerigroup Georgia. “We look forward to expanding our presence in the local community to help Atlanta residents access the tools and services they need to build happier, healthier lives.”
The grand opening included a ribbon cutting, an open house, and leadership from Amerigroup and community partners, including Fulton County Commission Board Chair Robb Pitts, Councilwoman for District 11 d Atlanta, Marci Collier Overstreet, and Invest Atlanta CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich.
“This new facility will provide critically important access to health care and social support for families across the local community,” said Robb Pitts. “I am proud to support this exciting new community center and stand with Amerigroup in our continued collective efforts to ensure that more people in Fulton County have access to the services and resources that can help them build a better future for themselves and their families.
To commemorate Foster Care Month in May, Amerigroup’s Georgia Families 360° celebrated select adoptive parents at the event with an award for their extraordinary support and dedication to children in the foster care system.
“We are thrilled that Amerigroup Georgia has decided to open a community center and be a full partner in the Greenbriar/Campbellton corridor. The services and resources offered by Amerigroup are indispensable, so I am grateful for this addition to the community,” said Councilor Overstreet.
Grants were also administered at the event to nearby Title I schools to help support programs and activities. Recipients include Therrell High School, Hamilton Holmes Elementary School and Paul D. West Middle School.
“Thank you to Amerigroup for its deep commitment to improving health outcomes, breaking down barriers to make health more equitable and accessible, and connecting people to the care, support and resources they need to lead a healthy living,” Dr. Klementich said. “Your unwavering commitment to improving lives in this community and others reflects Invest Atlanta’s ongoing efforts to increase Atlantans’ access to opportunities and pathways to wealth creation while positioning them to benefit from economic investments in our city, regardless of their postcode.”