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Congressman and Chatham County Commissioner Visit J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center

Savannah, GA — Congressman Buddy Carter and Chatham County Commissioner Jay Jones both recently paid a visit to J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, Inc. (JCLPHCC), located in downtown Savannah. Both Congressman Carter and Commissioner Jones were given a brief presentation on the history of community health centers.  In addition, they were educated on the impact community health centers play in providing quality healthcare to all citizens regardless of their financial situation.

Commissioner Jones stated, “As a patient, I can attest first hand to the valuable work community health centers do.”

Congressman Carter stated, “We believe in community health centers and the work they do.”

JCLPHCC took great pleasure in meeting and talking with our elected officials regarding the impact of community health centers on healthcare. The tour concluded with discussion of current progress of JCLPHCC and looking forward to improving healthcare services to the community.

FEMA Teams in Chatham County Helping Survivors

Outreach teams from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are canvassing Georgia communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The teams are working in federal disaster-designated counties to help residents register for disaster assistance and to quickly identify and address immediate and emerging needs. The teams can also provide application updates and referrals to additional resources for remaining needs (, News Release, Oct. 19, 2016).

According to the Emergency Management Agencies, FEMA has granted Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Bulloch, Glynn, McIntosh and Wayne counties a declaration of Individual Assistance. With this declaration comes assistance to small businesses as well. Individual Assistance aids homeowners without insurance and opens programs to insured owners.

Residents and business owners can register for assistance in the following ways:
– Call 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA);
– Online at;
– Download FEMA app.

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