MedCura Health Receives $100,000 Support Grant

MedCura Health Receives Support Grant Press Release

MedCura Health, Inc., an industry leader in providing quality primary healthcare throughout the metropolitan Atlanta commuity, was recently awarded $100,000 from the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation, Inc. (GBHCMF) The Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation, Inc. invests in community organizations like MedCura Health that provide services to strengthen and support the well being of individuals and families throughout the community. 

MedCura Health is receiving this grant because it continues to provide high quality and affordable health care services throughout DeKalb, Rockdale and Fulton Counties. MedCura Health CEO Jeff Taylor attended the Awards Luncheon and thanked the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation for the generous award and for their important vote of confidence in the work and services provided by MedCura Health. 


About MedCura Health, Inc. 
MedCura Health is a (FQHC) leader with 45 years experience in providing affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services to more than 35,000 patients with over 72,000 visits annually to eleven (11) site locations. With locations in Stone Mountain, Decatur, Rockdale and Fulton County, our healthcare services are available to all individuals and families throughout Metropolitan Atlanta. 

For more information regarding this announcement, please contact: 
Larion Michael Williams, CFRE 
Director-Fundraising & Development 
MedCura Health (404) 298-8998 

MedCura Health 5th Annual Golf Classic

SAVE the DATE!!!
Please join us as we host our Annual Golf Classic on Monday October 10, 2022.
Proceeds from this community event will benefit deserving patients of MedCura Health and the center’s overall mission and vision.

Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis Club

More information and invitation to follow:
Questions, Please call Larion Williams (404) 298-3443 or
Email: larion.williams@medcura.org


Jeff Taylor – Honored with the Nathanial Mosby Humanitarian Award

MedCura Health’s CEO, Jeff Taylor, was honored with the Nathanial Mosby Humanitarian Award at Dekalb County’s Martin Luther King, Jr Day celebration.  The Nathaniel Mosby Humanitarian Award celebrates the recipients’’ commitment to tireless community service and outstanding dedication to being an agent for positive change.  The award is named for the late Nathaniel Mosby, a former DeKalb County commissioner, Korean War veteran and devoted community activist.  Mr. Mosby was also a founding member and served on the Board of Directors at Oakhurst Community Health Center. View the full program here.

Humanitarian Award clip

MedCura Health partners with The DeKalb Board of Health, MARTA, and Emory to support “Get Vaxxed DeKalb” campaign

At an October 6 public unveiling, MedCura Health joined DeKalb County officials representing The DeKalb Board of Health, MARTA, and Emory to introduce the “Get Vaxxed DeKalb” campaign and a custom-wrapped MARTA bus featuring the campaign logo. The new marketing strategy was developed with one goal in mind: get DeKalb County residents vaccinated against COVID-19. “Together, we will rise and overcome; divided, we will fall,” said Dr. Sandra Valenciano, district health director for DeKalb County Board of Health. “The only way we’re going to beat COVID-19 is if we come together and get vaccinated, not for our own good but for the common good.”

The coalition of partners hope the visibility of the “Get Vaxxed DeKalb” slogan will increase awareness and vaccination numbers in the county. The wrapped MARTA bus will, said MARTA CEO Jeff Parker, “drive around [DeKalb County] and remind people to step up and get vaccinated.” Additionally, Parker stated that starting in October, MARTA is encouraging its employees to be fully vaccinated or regularly tested.

Dr. Valenciano shared the three most important things DeKalb County residents can do for the health and well-being of themselves and the DeKalb community:

  1. Get the COVID-19 vaccine, and include children 12 to 17 years old who are eligible.
  2. Get the flu vaccine.
  3. Continue to wear a mask in public places, and maintain social distancing practices and hand washing.

“Before DeKalb began its vaccination events, approximately 44 percent of its eligible residents were fully vaccinated,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. “DeKalb’s push to get residents vaccinated has increased that percentage to 51 percent. We have surpassed our initial goal and our new goal is to get 60 percent of our eligible population vaccinated by Dec. 1 of this year.”

For more information, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Pfizer vaccine now available
We currently have Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for adults and children. Covid-19 booster shot available as well

FREE COVID Vaccine Appointments
NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED! Simply go to the Gallery at South DeKalb Mall Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 3 PM or Call 404-298-8998 to schedule your appointment. The Gallery at South DeKalb is located at 2801 Candler Rd, Decatur, GA 30034. (Effective February 21st Covid site operation hours will be Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:30 AM – 3 PM)

FREE COVID-19 TESTING – Provided by commissioner Larry Johnson and MedCura Health
Open to everyone. Testing center is located at The Gallery at South DeKalb in the Suntrust Parking Lot, 2801 Candler Road, Decatur GA 30034. Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 8:30am – 3pm. Testing is done on a first come, first serve basis as weather permits.

What is Novel Coronavirus?
The 2019 novel coronavirus disease is a new type of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. The name of this disease is abbreviated as COVID-19. It is part of the family of viruses that cause the common cold and results in a range of flu-like symptoms.

Who’s Most at Risk for Contracting COVID-19?
Certain demographics, including people over 60 and those with underlying health care conditions, like hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer, have increased susceptibility to developing the disease. However, most people who contract the virus will come down with only a mild case of the illness and will recover.

Tips on Preventing Transmission

  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with disposable tissue
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Alcohol-based hand rubs are a quick and effective way to sanitize your hands

What to Do If You Are Sick
If you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known or suspected to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled to an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, please call your health care provider before going to a clinic or provider’s office. If you are having chest pain, serious difficulty breathing, or another type of medical emergency, please call 911 or seek care at your local emergency department.

Additional Information
For the latest information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Oakhurst Changes its Name!

As of November 1, 2020, our new name will become MedCura Health, which means “Medicine with Care.” On March 26, 2020 the Board of Directors of Oakhurst Medical Centers, Inc. voted to change the name to MedCura Health Inc. The leadership of the organization deemed this appropriate to capture the essence of the organization in the year 2020 and to modernize its brand. MedCura today has become a more diverse health care organization with a wider array of services than when the Oakhurst brand was adopted. Also, it’s important to note the organization no longer operates in the Oakhurst Community of Decatur, Georgia where it was founded.

To point to MedCura being a leader in the community health care movement, we are embracing the new slogan of “medicine with care” to go along with the new name. MedCura, which means “medicine with care” is designed to capture the cornerstone of the organization’s focus on a higher level of quality service through excellent customer service.

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