Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate in the Community Clinic Program?
If you have no insurance the Community Clinic Program is an ideal program for you. If you do have insurance this is a convenient addition to your current primary care. You can utilize the facility according to the terms of our agreement and receive the best affordable healthcare possible while not spending a small fortune on insurance. Remember that this payment option only covers services at Chestatee Emergent Medical Care Inc. in Dawsonville. It does not cover outside services such as hospitalization, surgery, prescriptions, specialists or any other services received outside of the clinic.
How can I participate in the Community Clinic Program?
Anyone is eligible for the (currently) low cost $600 yearly fee. There are many other ways to participate in the Community Clinic Program. Civic groups and churches can sponsor someone into the program by paying the annual fee. Small businesses can give our Community Clinic Program as gifts to their employees and use it as a write-off to provide primary care to their employees in addition to their workman’s insurance.
What are your hours?
Typically we are open seven days a week, with our hours being M-F 8:30am-6:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Occasionally we do close when Dr. Berliner is out of town and we can’t find a substitute. However, we will post that in advance on the front door. Contact us for more specific information. Additionally we have an urgent contact number for after-hours which is (770) 699-1800.
How much is a walk in office visit?
How much is a walk in office visit? Walk-in office visits are available to non-Community Clinic Program members for $60.00. Any additional services provided such as shots, medications, xrays, etc. are extra, and decided upon at patient and doctor discretion. No appointments are needed and walk-ins are always welcome.
Do I need medical insurance?
Currently the only insurance that we file for and accept are straight Medicaid and Tricare. We take no private insurance or managed care. The $60.00 office visit only applies to bills that are paid in full at the time of the visit.