ATLANTA — Grady Memorial Hospital says it will close two neighborhood clinics and increase prescription drug co-payments as the hospital deals with a decline in funding.
Grady spokesman Matt Gove said South DeKalb Health Center in Decatur and Otis W. Smith Health Center in southwest Atlanta will close within three months and patients will be sent to nearby clinics.
Gove said the base co-payment for prescription drugs will rise from $2 to $3 for uninsured patients. The hospital is also cutting 100 jobs.
Board chairman Pete Correll said the changes will save Grady about $10 million.
Fulton and DeKalb counties have cut their allotments to Grady by around $3 million each, adding to a $25 million drop in federal money from the Indigent Care Trust Fund.