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Care Point Health And Wellness Now Welcoming Capital Health Plan Members

Red and grey building  with  a tree and driveway in front of it
Tom Flanigan
WFSU Public Media
The main entrance of Care Point Health and Wellness Center.

The full-service healthcare facility on Tallahassee's South Side expects to attract many new clients from the growing residential population in the downtown area.

Tallahassee's Care Point Health and Wellness Center on South Monroe Street was holding a COVID vaccination event on Friday, April 9. At the same time, the facility was also looking to greatly increase its patient base.

Care Point Chief Operating Officer, Patty Ballentine, said the drive-through vaccinations would start at 9:00 a.m. Friday.

"It's first-come-first-served, so no appointment necessary. But we do have the Johnson & Johnson, so 'one-and-done.' It's a really good opportunity for us to help our community get vaccinated if they choose that we've got some wonderful partners who will be coming in to do food distribution and setting up other information items."

That's in keeping with the 3-year-old facility's original mission to serve its South City neighbors. But Care Point now serves Capital Health Plan members, too. Like Downtown Improvement Authority Director Elizabeth Emmanuel who works and lives downtown. She likes her healthcare close and quick.

"And I think that is very attractive to those of us who have a limited time in our day to dedicate to our own health care. Being able to do it quickly and efficiently is key."

She also mentioned the convenience of having dental care and a pharmacy in the same location in addition to having rapid access to medical test results.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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