Black College in Florida Opens New Family Medical Center

Edward Waters College, the historically black educational institution in Jacksonville, Florida, has recently opened its Family Medical Center. Previously the only medical practitioner stationed at the college was a volunteer nurse who treated minor ailments. Students with more serious conditions were sent to the emergency room at a local hospital.

Now two primary-care physicians staff the new clinic. The clinic is free to students under the college’s insurance plan. The general public is also invited to use the facility with rates determined by the individual’s insurance plan. The clinic accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients. It will also offer internships to Edward Waters College students who are contemplating careers in the healthcare industry.