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Access to Care: Project Access Nashville

Finding Health Care for the Uninsured

Choosing a primary care doctor or clinic is an important decision. Together, you and your doctor will go about the serious business of managing your health. Additionally, having a primary care doctor can help you avoid going to the emergency room and the high costs of emergency room visits.

If you are uninsured and living in Davidson County, Project Access Nashville is here to help you.

Project Access Nashville connects the uninsured to primary care safety net clinics that serve patients based on their ability to pay. The network of providers offer an array of primary care services, which include disease management, treatment of acute episodic conditions, and access to pharmacy services. There are also specialty care services offered to those who qualify.

Through Project Access Nashville, you can find a clinic that meets your need based on location, hours of operation, language, and charges. We can also help you find dental care, and provide you with information on local mental health providers that serve the uninsured.

Connect with a Clinic Through Project Access Nashville

  • You must be uninsured
  • You must live in Davidson County

How to Get Help

  • In-Person Conversation with Project Access Staff – Visit Lentz Public Health Center
  • Call (615) 313-9972 (Health Assist) and someone will be available to answer your questions.
  • Pick up a Project Access Nashville application at Lentz Public Health Center, complete it and return it by mail to:
    Lentz Public Health Center
    2500 Charlotte Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37209
  • Or fax a completed application to (615) 340-0483

The Project Access staff will provide you with information about the location, services, hours of operation, and charges of the clinic you select. Additionally, they will also provide information about how to obtain prescription medications for a nominal co-payment either at the medical home clinic you select or at the Project Access Nashville pharmacy.


Location and Hours of Operation:

Lentz Public Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Avenue
Open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 4:30pm

Health Assist staff are available by phone Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm at (615) 313-9972. If you speak Spanish you can call Health Assist at (615) 227-7568 for assistance.

To hear a message about our services you can call (615) 340-0573. You may also leave a voicemail message at this number and we will return your call.