After about six months of construction, the clinic recently moved one block toward Solomon Street and has been in the new building for about seven weeks. With the move, which was paid for by the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital Authority, the work area of the Hope Health Clinic has increased from 3,000 square feet to 7,000 square feet, said the clinic’s executive director, Harry Kierbow.
“We were actually too small where we were (before),” said Kierbow.
On Thursday, the community is invited to tour the facility, talk to staff members and watch a movie on the past, present and future of the Hope Health Clinic.
“I’m very happy with the outcome of the facility. It’s an absolutely gorgeous facility,” said Kierbow, adding that he is looking forward to residents learning more about it. “We really like for people to understand what we do. We are trying to keep people healthy.”
The Hope Health Clinic currently serves about 1,200 people per month, typically those without health insurance, and has capacity for up to 1,500 people, Kierbow said. In the future, the clinic is planning to increase the scope of its programs, such as bringing in a dietitian to educate patients on proper nutrition, he said.