GLSP’s mission of improving access to justice includes not only making high quality legal services available, but also making it easier for individuals and families to access those legal services. Medical-Legal Partnerships, also known as MLPs, are one important strategy to make it easier and more convenient for people to access our services.
Through our MLPs, members of GLSP’s legal staff are available onsite at medical facilities where individuals already turn for trusted medical care. If a member of the patient’s care team recognizes a potential legal issue that could be impacting the patient’s health, they can refer the patient to GLSP – right there, on the spot, in the same trusted, convenient location in which they are already receiving medical care. GLSP attorneys then confirm the patient’s eligibility and, if they qualify for GLSP’s services, provide the same representation that other GLSP clients receive.
GLSP is currently part of two MLPs. Our partnership in Macon, with Atrium Navicent Health, has been in place for more than 6 years. In Waycross, our partnership with McKinney Medical Center recently celebrated its first anniversary.