Warrior Wellness Center Ribbon Cutting

Announcements, Board of Education, Community

WHITE COUNTY, Ga.- The White County Board of Education partnered with MedLink to bring the first school-based wellness center to White County and it had its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 7.

Superintendent Dr. Laurie Burkett and MedLink CEO Dave Ward spoke before gathering all school system and MedLink employees present for the ribbon cutting. The Warrior Wellness Center has already opened its doors to the students, faculty, and family members of the White County school system.

The Staff that will be working at the center.

The wellness center has three nurse practitioners and their assistants. On Mondays Nurse Sarah Parker will be available, on Thursdays Nurse Kristen Maxwell will be on site, and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Nurse Mystical Evans will be the nurse present.

The wellness center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They offer both behavioral and primary care to all students, their families, and the staff of the school system.

Check out their website to book an appointment https://medlinkga.org/location/warrior-wellness-center/. Heard in the clip below is Burkett sharing how proud she is of the new center.

One of the two patient rooms.

Mayor Josh Turner, Chairperson for the Board of Education Missy Jarrard, and Board members Linda Erbele and John Estes were present at the ceremony. Burkett invited all board members and other members of the community to attend during the Sept. work session on Sept. 27 to review that meeting visit https://white.fetchyournews.com/2022/09/27/board-reviews-policy-update/.

There are two patient rooms and two behavioral offices. MedLink has partnerships with LightHouse and SmileKids and plans to add those services to the center in the future.

MedLink Blood Drive April 26 in Cleveland


WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — On April 26, White County residents will have an opportunity to save lives when MedLink hosts a blood drive from 2 until 6 p.m. at MedLink, 25 Old Blairsville Road in Cleveland.

There is currently a national blood shortage and it is affecting all communities. Donating blood is an unselfish act that requires and saves lives In fact statics show that each pint donated can save up to three lives.

Blood can’t be manufactured. Despite medical and technological advances, blood can’t be made so donations are vital. Only about one-third of the country’s population is eligible to donate blood. Your friends and loved ones may need your blood one day so please consider attending the MedLink blood drive on Tuesday, April 26 between 2 and 6 p.m.

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