New midstate service available to patients over 60 or low income patients

Low income and elderly patients in Middle Georgia have a new legal service available to them.

Navicent Health, in partnership with Mercer University law school and Georgia Legal Services Program, is opening a MedLaw office at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, 777 Hemlock St., according to a news release. A ribbon cutting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at the new office.

The MedLaw office will offer a team of legal, social and medical workers who will provide free civil legal services to qualified Navicent Health patients. The patients it will serve would be those “whose, treatment or recovery is impeded by a legal need directly related to the patient’s health, when the patient has attempted to remedy the situation but has received an adverse response,” the release said.

MedLaw services will be available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. To schedule a consultation, patients should call 478-633-8108.

Linda S. Morris: 478-744-4223, @MidGaBiz