Gadsden County Urgent Care Center--Shutting Down?

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

Gadsden County is desperate for a hospital--but is the situation desperate enough to shut down the current urgent care facility? A health care consultant for the county says the urgent care center in place now, sees about twenty patients a day, but it is in the way of new hospital plans. Shutting the center down was brought up the to Gadsden County Commission Tuesday night.

The county's consultant, Joe Sharp, says if it were shut down, it would be unlikely to re-open. "As construction progresses within the facility, it will become necessary for us at some point to close down the operation of the urgent care center."

The Gadsden County Commission has not yet made a decision about shutting the center down. The county will discuss its options again in a few weeks.


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  • by Angry Location: Quincy on Sep 18, 2008 at 08:04 PM
    We were so mislead by Brenda Holt and Ed Dixon. Now if we cn get rid of her!!
  • by Unbelievable Location: Quincy on Sep 17, 2008 at 08:49 PM
    Let's see if I have this right. Gadsden Co plans to pay back 6.5 million in "18 months". IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!! Brenda Holt Hawkins says, " If we need 10 million, lets get 10 million". Hell, Gadsden Co can't pay back 6.5 million. We are going deeper and deeper in debt for something that will either never open or it will fail. The 1/2 cent sales tax will NEVER pay for this but we will be obligated to pay the 1/2 cent sales tax for the next 30 years. As you know only 1/3 of this tax money will go towards the hospital. Better find a way to keep Urgent Care because that is ALL we will have.
  • by anonymous Location: Quincy on Sep 17, 2008 at 03:00 PM
    A mop and water would stop the filth. I say urgent care needs to stay open. I can go elsewhere but so many of the elderly here can't and they need to see a doctor too. I say whoever is in charge of urgent care should get off their hinney and see to it that the place is clean. It dosen't take much to shape up. A little hard work never hurt me. I have only my and my husband, but we can take care of ourselves. But little kids that might need immediate attention and the elderly are my concern. Too many Gadsden officials are riding around in cars with the name on the door. Use that money to bring something here that can help so many. City management has been going downhill for years and that is why the hospital is gone. The gas they use for Ambulance service could be cut in half if they had a place here to stop. Greensboro,Chattachooee, and all surrounding areas would be able to save money on the cost of insurance for the travel distance. Get on the ball finance accountant and go figure.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2008 at 08:55 PM
    If Urgent Care is shut down, Gadsden Co will end up with NOTHING!!! Even if the hospital opens it will close again due to poor management and filth. Urgent Care is already getting nasty. I was there several weeks ago and the floor was filthy. The county will be worse off than it is now. At least we have the Urgent Care to depend on.
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