Before Woodrow Wilson grew up in Augusta and later became President, before the Masters Golf Tournament began, before James Brown shined shoes on Broad Street and later started a music revolution, Augusta was known as a healthful resort town. So the city has deep roots in medicine.
The Medical College of Georgia was established here in 1828 and since then, more than half a dozen medical facilities are located in Augusta. Just outside of downtown, the Medical District is home to Augusta University and the Augusta University Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, University Hospital, Select Speciality Hospital, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, several urgent care/primary care walk-in clinics, a pediatric urgent care center and any hundres of physicians and surgeons in private and group practices.
The Medical District of Augusta, is officially, a special-use zoning district located between downtown and historic Summerville. The district is bounded to the north by Walton Way, to the east by R.A. Dent Boulevard, to the west by Heard Avenue, and to the south by Wrightsboro Road.
In addition to hundreds of short- and long-term patient care beds, the Medical District is home to several historic neighborhoods and offers students, faculty and staff of the various medical facilities a variety of places to live, from new apartments to lofts in historic downtown buildings to stately older home