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A sustainable healthcare system that is
accessible to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship or insurance status and which respects the basic dignity of every living person.


The Clarkston Community Health Center (CCHC) is a non-profit organization that provides people of diverse means and backgrounds a place where they can receive the compassionate high-quality care that every human deserves.


Our History

CCHC opened its doors in 2015, and since that time it has served nearly 6,000 uninsured individuals in the most diverse square mile in Georgia.  The founders of CCHC - an inter-faith group including Mr, Saeed Raees, Dr. Gulshan Harjee, Dr. Arshed Quyyumi and the late Reverend Ben Johnson - saw the incredible need in Clarkston: a third of the population lives in poverty and nearly a quarter have no health insurance.  Many are new Americans who have come to this country seeking opportunity and safety.  Many are native-born Americans.


Since 2015, CCHC has been providing primary and specialty care services to this community in a healing, compassionate environment.  Thanks to incredible partnerships over the years with Emory University, DeKalb County, DeKalb Public Health, the CDC, Morehouse School of Medicine, Mercer University, and more, we have served this community with hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

In October 2023, CCHC took the next big step in its journey, becoming a full time clinic for the first time in our history and launching our Wellness Program to provide mental health and health navigation services.  Today, CCHC operates with a talented and diverse team that collectively speaks 13 languages and has years of medical experience.

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