Troup Cares receives grant from Georgia Baptist Healthcare Ministry Foundation

Published 10:21 am Thursday, May 18, 2023

On Tuesday, Troup Cares, a non-profit medical clinic, received a $60,000 grant from the Georgia Baptist Healthcare Ministry Foundation (GBHCMF).

Larry Wynn, executive director of the GBHCMF, said in a press release, “We love the mission of Troup Cares, and just as importantly, how they execute on that mission. It’s consistent with Christ’s ministry of healing while He was on earth, and we want to continue to pursue that example with great Georgia organizations like Troup Cares.”

Located near the WellStar Medical Center, Troup Cares works closely with local doctors to provide patients with referrals and access to healthcare at no cost. The organization also provides in-house pharmaceutical services to ensure patients receive support for their medical needs.

Jennifer Bryant, executive director of Troup Cares, said she feels grateful to have received the grant.

“We’re very blessed to have this grant. Without grants from the Georgia Baptist Ministry and other grants we get from the Callaway Foundation, WellStar, we wouldn’t be able to operate and stay open to help the people in the community that need it,” Bryant said.

The clinic currently operates with three in-clinic practitioners, a medical director and a network of 15 volunteer practitioners. The support and dedication of its staff, the clinic is able to offer a variety of medical services, including cardiology, chiropractic, dermatology, gastroenterology, gynecology, nephrology, optometry, orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, pulmonology, surgery, urology, and other services.

As a nurse practitioner, Bryant said she enjoys being able to help people who otherwise might go without care because of the lack of health insurance.

“I went into health to begin with because I love helping people. I’ve grown up in Troup County my whole life and have been familiar with Troup Cares over my years,” Bryant said. “Being here lets me do what I love and also lets me help people the in my community that really needed the most.”

Bryant said the funds gained from the grant will be used for operating expenses to keep the clinic open.

“Sometimes, those funds go towards helping pay our paid employees, towards the medications that we need in the pharmacy, towards other equipment we use for lab work for patients that need it and keeping the resources that we need in the office,” Bryant said.

Patients interested in an appointment at Troup Cares should contact LaGrange Personal Aid at (706) 882-9291 for an interview. Troup Cares is open four days per week, and physician referral services are available five days per week.