River Region Health Center

Located just North of Jackson Hospital, between Forest Avenue and Mulberry Street. Ribbon cutting was held back in December 2011. It cost $15-million, of which our City and County Govts each put in over a mil. It is one of 15 such centers serving South-Central Alabama. This center is expected to provide free health care for over 25,000 patients a year; that translates to 300 patient visits per day. They can get adult care, pediatrics, OB, dental, mental, X-rays, lab work, whatever they need. It’s your tax dollars at work. A far cry from the little county health centers we designed back in the 1950s and ’60s; those checked septic tanks, gave lectures, and sometimes gave shots.

-Charles Humphries

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