Care for the Poor

Care of the Poor is central to the identity of Saint Thomas Health.
"...we acknowledge that God is served in a special way in the person of those who are poor in body, mind and spirit.  We make a preferential commitment to those who are poor, vulnerable and marginalized in our society."
The following services reach out to the poor and underserved in our communities.

Family Health Clinics

The mission of Saint Thomas Health's network of family health centers is to serve the community by providing health care to all ages regardless of insurance or financial resources. The centers are staffed by licensed medical professionals. For those who do not have insurance, fees are based on a sliding scale using federal poverty guidelines. In addition, private insurance, Medicare and TennCare are accepted.


The family health centers in Davidson County are part of the Consortium of Safety Net Providers and will assist uninsured patients in applying for Bridges to Care or Bridges to Care Plus.
If you are a resident of Davidson County, and need drug and alcohol treatment, or dental care, please contact one of the Safety Net Providers that specialize in those services.
For more information, please see a list of participating clinics accepting new patients.
5201 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN
(615) 222-1900
4928 Edmonson Pike, Suite 205, Nashville, TN
(615) 222-1400
La Clinica Nueva Vida por las mujeres embarazadas
4928 Edmonson Pike, Suite 205, Nashville, TN
(615) 222-1400
Baptist/UT Medical Clinic
1911 State Street, Nashville, TN
(615) 284-5185
To make an appointment: (615) 284-2487


Saint Louise Clinic
503 E. Bell Street, Suite 103, Murfreesboro, TN
(615) 396-6620
Eagleville Medical Group
341 South Main Street, Eagleville, TN
(615) 274-6207
Focusing on well-child visits, immunizations, and sports physicals for children (ages birth-21). Pediatric dental care is available at 6 of out sites.
For additional information, click on the link above or please call Kathy Ferrell at (615) 631-7739.


Hickman Medical Clinic – Centerville
150 East Swan Street, Centerville, TN
(931) 729-3091
Medical Mission at Home

Medical Missions at Home

Medical Mission at Home - DentalOn April 12, 2014, Saint Thomas Health just completed its 15th Medical Mission at Home in Hickman County.  Hickman County is one of the poorest counties in the United States.  Now we have over hundred volunteers at each Medical Mission who serve as many as 300-400 people providing over 600-700 patient encounters in 4-5 hours. We have been providing Medical Missions in Davidson, Rutherford, and Hickman Counties.  We have served over 2500 patients providing nearly 10,000 patient encounters. Our Medical Missions have expanded over the years as we saw the need for more onsite services.  Our Missions now include free Primary Care Services, Physician Specialty Care, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Dental Services (Hope Smiles), Pharmaceutical Services/ medications provided by the Dispensary of Hope, Behavioral Health Care, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Hearing Screenings, Foot Washing and Spiritual Care.
Everyone gets involved. Volunteers included, but are not limited to:
Physicians, administrators and managers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, counselors, ophthalmologists, optometrists, dentists, dental specialist, residents (medical, dental, nursing, etc.), mission directors, pastors, chaplains, audiologists, podiatrists, nurses, technicians, clerks, dietary (feeding the missionaries--very important), registrars, facility services, teenagers, and CEOs.
Medical Mission at Home - Foot WashingOur Medical Missions started out small, but determined. Now we are much larger and ever more determined to serve those who are the poorest among us and uninsured in an interdisciplinary, holistic, reverent manner.  Every place we go, every place we are invited, we are standing on holy ground, sacred ground...the poor and vulnerable are among us.  We enter as volunteers...we leave as missionaries. God is present...among us, through us, and in us as we serve "our masters...the poor."  Truly we see the face of God in the poor and vulnerable at every mission where we serve.