Tennessee Community Engaged Coalition against COVID-19

A collaboration between Meharry Medical College, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Memphis, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, East Tennessee State University, Cherokee Health Systems and Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

 

See how we’re taking on COVID-19 together>

Paul D. Juarez, PhD, PI, Meharry Medical College

 

 

The information presented in this document to the best of our ability were determined to be accurate as 12/9/2020. Much of the information was accumulated from other documents and websites published by the NIH, CDC, and state and local health and human services departments.

 

This grant was undertaken with support under Agreement 1OT2HL156812-01, awarded by NIH. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

The overall aim of the TN CEAL is to increase our understanding of factors that contribute to the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 in medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations of Tennessee and establish effective, community-engaged strategies that increase:

  • Knowledge about COVID-19
  • Awareness of who is at greatest risk
  • Precautions that you can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • COVID-19 testing so that you can make informed decisions
  • Vaccine readiness to address any concerns or questions you might have
  • Participation in COVID-19 vaccine trial so that we have accurate information about how effective the vaccine is for people like you and me
  • and address those social challenges that make it difficult to stay safe

The COVID-19 programs and activities at Meharry Medical College are designed to help community members stay safe and healthy. They include

  • Three COVID-19 drive through testing sites
  • A mobile testing unit that is deployed on Saturdays to sites of community partner
  • Meharry provides compassionate health care in its primary care clinics and at Nashville General Hospital, for those who need to be hospitalized.
  • Helping persons who are struggling with social inequities, such as food insecurity, is something that our team is working each and every day to impact.
  • Educating the community about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine
  • Conducting research to increase our knowledge about which strategies and interventions are most effective in our communities
  • Partnering with the community to enroll persons in COVID-19 vaccine trials

Won’t you join with us at Meharry Medical College in bringing about positive change and reducing the impact of COVID-19 in our communities.

At Meharry Medical College, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve a healthier community. Since 1876, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts. COVID-19 presents our communities an unprecedented challenge. Just imagine what we can achieve together!

Dr. James E.K. Hildreth

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.
President and CEO
Meharry Medical College

Dr. Cherae Farmer-Dixon

Cherae M. Farmer-Dixon, D.D.S., MSPH
Dean, School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College

Vladimir Berthaud

Vladimir Berthaud, M.D.
Principle Investigator
NovaVax Vaccine Trial

Paul Juarez

Paul D. Juarez, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
TN CEAL Program

Dr. Rajbir Singh

Rajbir Singh, M.D.
Co-Investigator
NovaVax Vaccine Trial

Stephanie Miller Hughes

Stephania Miller-Hughes, Ph.D.
Director
RCMI Community Engagement Core

In response to COVD-19, Meharry seeks to:

 

  • increase access to culturally sensitive health care
  • provide accurate prevention and treatment information to African American, Latinx and other vulnerable populations.
  • ensure high quality resources are available to the communities we serve.
  • provide access to accurate and culturally sensitive, health promotion information.
  • provide free COVID-19 testing at one of its three testing sites or on its mobile clinic.
  • provide culturally and linguistically appropriate primary care and inpatient services for patients who need it.
  • link patients to community resources to help them and their families address both personal challenges as well as social inequities they may be experiencing
  • provide opportunities for community partners to engage in research studies that will help us learn how to best address COVID-19

 

Our success isn’t measured in terms of wealth or profit margin, but by the value we provide to those we serve.

Meharry Medical College

  • Paul D. Juarez, PhD, Principal Investigator, TN CEAL
  • Stephania Miller Hughes, PhD, co-Principal Investigator, Central Tennessee RRC
  • Cherae Farmer-Dixon, DDS, co-investigator
  • Wansoo Im, PhD, co-investigator
  • Tao Lu, PhD, co-investigator
  • Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, co-investigator

Community Partners Network

  • Neely Williams, EdD, MDiv, Director, Community Engagement, TN CEAL

Cherokee Health Systems

  • Parinda Khatri, PhD, co-Principal Investigator, East Tennessee RRC
  • Abby Mann, PhD, co-Principal Investigator, East Tennessee RRC
  • Danielle King, PsyD, co-investigator
  • Yolanda Rodriguez, PhD, co-investigator
  • Eboni Winford, PhD, co-investigator

East Tennessee State University

  • Abby Mann, PhD, co-Principal Investigator, East Tennessee RRC

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

  • Katina Beard, MPH, Co-investigator

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • Andrea Stubbs, MBA

University of Memphis

  • Latrice Pichon, PhD, MPH, co-Principal Investigator, West Tennessee RRC
  • Fawaz Mzayek, MD, PhD, MPH, co-investigator

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • Altha Stewart, MD, co-Principal Investigator, West Tennessee RRC
  • Jim E. Bailey, MD, MPH. co-investigator
  • Laura Harris, PhD, co-investigator
  • Fridtjof Thomas, PhD, co-investigator

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSPH, co-Principal Investigator, Middle Tennessee RRC
  • Aima Ahonkhai, MC, co-investigator

Dr. James EK Hildreth, Ph.D, MD, President/CEO and Infectious Disease physician at Meharry Medical College explains various aspects of COVID-19 in the following videos:

General Information

COVID-19 spreads easily from person to person, mainly by the following routes:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, breathes, sings or talks.
    • Respiratory droplets cause infection when they are inhaled through the nose and mouth.

 

When people are in enclosed spaces with poor ventilation, COVID-19 can be spread by airborne transmission.

 

COVID-19 spreads less commonly through contact with contaminated surfaces.

Who is at increased risk for COVID-19?

Based on a detailed review of available evidence to date, CDC has updated and expanded the list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19. Those at highest risk include:

 

Racial & Ethnic Minority Groups

There is substantial evidence that some racial and ethnic minority groups are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. African Americans, Latinos, and American Indians are about 1 1/2 times more likely to contract COVID-19, four times more likely to be hospitalized, and two to three times more likely to die as a result.

 

Factors that contribute to increased risk:

Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put African Americans, Latinos, and immigrant and refugee populations from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19. Inequities in the social determinants of health, such as poverty and healthcare access have historically prevented many people of color from having fair and equal opportunities for economic, physical, and emotional health. To achieve health equity, barriers must be removed so that everyone has a fair opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

 

​Some of the many inequities in social determinants of health that put racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19 include:

 

  • Discrimination: Unfortunately, discrimination exists in systems meant to protect well-being or health. Examples of such systems include health care, housing, education, criminal justice, and finance. Discrimination, which includes racism, can lead to chronic and toxic stress and shapes social and economic factors that put some people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk for COVID-19.
  • Healthcare access and utilization: People from some racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to be uninsured than non-Hispanic whites. Healthcare access can also be limited for these groups by many other factors, such as lack of transportation, child care, or ability to take time off of work; communication and language barriers; cultural differences between patients and providers; and historical and current discrimination in healthcare systems. Some people from racial and ethnic minority groups may hesitate to seek care because they distrust the government and healthcare systems responsible for inequities in treatment and historical events such as the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the African American Male and sterilization without people’s permission.

 

  • Occupation: People from some racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately represented in essential work settings such as healthcare facilities, farms, factories, grocery stores, and public transportation. Some people who work in these settings have more chances to be exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 due to several factors, such as close contact with the public or other workers, not being able to work from home, and not having paid sick days.

 

  • Education, income, and wealth gaps: Inequities in access to high-quality education for some racial and ethnic minority groups can lead to lower high school completion rates and barriers to college entrance. This may limit future job options and lead to lower paying or less stable jobs. People with limited job options likely have less flexibility to leave jobs that may put them at a higher risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. People in these situations often cannot afford to miss work, even if they’re sick, because they do not have enough money saved up for essential items like food and other important living needs.

 

  • Housing. Some people from racial and ethnic minority groups live in crowded conditions that make it more challenging to follow prevention strategies. In some cultures, it is common for family members of many generations to live in one household. In addition, growing and disproportionate unemployment rates for some racial and ethnic minority groups during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to greater risk of eviction and homelessness or sharing of housing.

 

  • Older age. CDC now warns that among adults, risk increases steadily as you age, and it’s not just those over the age of 65 who are at increased risk for severe illness. While age is an independent risk factor for severe illness among older adults, risk also is related to the increased likelihood that older adults also have underlying medical conditions.

 

  • Underlying medical conditions. CDC continues to update the list of underlying medical conditions that increase risk of severe illness. There is now growing evidence that specific conditions increase a person’s risk of severe COVID-19 illness. They include:
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Obesity (BMI of 30 or higher)
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
    • Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 2 diabetes

 

  • Other conditions that might increase a person’s risk of severe illness, include:
    • asthma
    • high blood pressure
    • neurologic conditions such as dementia
    • cerebrovascular disease such as stroke
    • pregnancy

 

  • The more underlying medical conditions people have, the higher their risk.

 

These factors and others are associated with more COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in areas where racial and ethnic minority groups live, learn, work, play, and worship.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone should:

  • Wear a mask! Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others

 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. It’s especially important to washy our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • Cover coughs and sneezes
    • After handling your mask
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry

 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

 

  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectantsexternal icon will work.

 

  • Inside your home
    • avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.

 

  • Outside your home
    • Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
    • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.

 

  • Monitor Your Health Daily
    • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
      • Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
    • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
      • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.

 

  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

 

  • Get a flu shot. While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19 there are many important benefits, such as:
    • Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
    • Getting a flu vaccine can also save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.

 

  • Remember
    • some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
    • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
    • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.​

 

  • Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
    • Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

 

  • Do NOT use a mask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.

 

  • The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.​

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

 

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

 

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

 

Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Testing

Considerations for who should get tested

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.​​
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, localexternal icon or state health department.

 

Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

 

Whether you test positive or negative for COVID-19, you should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.

 

Viral Test

A viral test tells you if you have a current SARS-CoV-2 infection. This test detects the presence of the actual virus in your body. Some of these tests are referred to as PCR tests. A nasal swab or saliva sample is usually needed for this test.

The time it takes to process these tests can vary.

  • You can visit your state or local health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are not tested, it is important to stay home. Find out what to do if you are sick.

 

What to do after a viral test

To get your test result, please check with the group that performed your test, such as your healthcare provider or health department.

 

How long it will take to get your test results depends on the test used.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, know what protective steps to take if you are sick.
    • Most people have mild COVID-19 illness and can recover at home without medical care. Contact your healthcare provider if your symptoms are getting worse or if you have questions about your health.
  • If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. This does not mean you will not get sick:
    • A negative test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing or that your sample was collected too early in your infection.
    • You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and then get infected and spread the virus to others.
    • If you have symptoms later, you may need another test to determine if you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

 

Meharry Medical College-Drive-Through Testing Locations

These sites are for Nashville residents only at no charge

 

Meharry Medical College
918 21st Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37217

 

Nissan Stadium, Lot N
1 Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37213

 

Former K-mart
2491 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217

WEST TENNESSEE

364 S Front St
Memphis TN, 38103
Hours: 8a.m. – 5p.m., Mon – Thur; 8a.m. – 2p.m., Fri
Call Ahead: 901-308-1067

CVS #4992

2115 Union Avenue
Memphis TN, 38104
Hours: 9a.m. – 5:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 9a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10a.m. – 4p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 901-274-4085
Please schedule an appointment online www.cvs.com.

 

Cuffie Healthcare on Wheels (Drive-Thru)

403 Ingram Blvd
West Memphis TN, 72301
Hours: 24 Hours a Day
Call Ahead: 901-530-2669
Please call first to complete a questionnaire and to schedule an appointment.

Medicos Family Clinic

3040 Covington Pike
Memphis TN, 38128
Hours: 9a.m. – 5p.m., Mon – Fri; 9a.m. – 4p.m., Sat
Call Ahead: 901-729-7801
Please call first to schedule an appointment.

 

EAST TENNESSEE COVID-19 Test sites

Knox County Health Department

140 Dameron Ave
Knoxville TN, 37917
Hours: Please call first to schedule an appointment.
Call Ahead: 865-215-5555
Closed November 3rd for Election Day.


AFC Urgent Care – Knoxville

6108 Kingston Pike
Knoxville TN, 37919
Hours: 8a.m. – 8p.m., Mon – Fri; 8a.m. – 5p.m., Sat – Sun
Call Ahead: 865-539-9299
Prior to arrival, please schedule an appointment at www.afcurgentcareknoxvilletn.com.

AFC Urgent Care – Fountain City

5150 N. Broadway
Knoxville TN, 37918
Hours: 8a.m. – 8p.m., Mon – Fri; 8a.m. – 5p.m., Sat – Sun
Call Ahead: 865-549-5111
Prior to arrival, please schedule an appointment at www.afcugentcarefountaincitytn.com

Summit Express Clinic – Fountain City

103 Midlake Dr NE
Knoxville TN, 37918
Hours: 8a.m. – 8p.m., Daily
Call Ahead: 865-687-7704
Please call first to schedule an appointment.

Summit Express Clinic – Bearden Hill

6537 Kingston Pike
Knoxville TN, 37919
Hours: 8a.m. – 8p.m., Daily
Call Ahead: 865-558-9822
Please call first to schedule an appointment.

FamilyCare Specialists – Walk In Clinic

1300 Old Weisgarber Rd
Knoxville TN, 37909
Hours: 7a.m. – 6p.m., Mon – Fri; 8a.m. – 12p.m., Sat
Call Ahead: 865-584-2146
Please call first to schedule a telehealth or in-person visit prior to arriving at the clinic.

Faculty Physicians

1415 Old Weisgarber Rd, Suite 350
Knoxville TN, 37909
Hours: 8a.m. – 5p.m., Mon – Fri
Call Ahead: 865-588-1605
Prior to arrival, please schedule an appointment by calling 865-770-7050 or visiting covid.facultyphysicians.com.

AFC Urgent Care – Chapman Hwy

7564 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville TN, 37920
Hours: 8a.m. – 8p.m., Mon – Fri; 8a.m. – 5p.m., Sat – Sun
Call Ahead: 865-951-1103
Prior to arrival, please scheudle an appointment at www.afcurgentcarechapmanhwy.com.

Summit Express Clinic – Powell

7545 Barnett Way
Knoxville TN, 37849
Hours: 8a.m. – 8p.m., Daily
Call Ahead: 865-824-1524
Please call first to schedule an appointment.

CVS #4624

9137 Middlebrook Pk
Knoxville TN, 37923
Hours: 9a.m. – 5:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 9:30a.m. – 4:30p.m., Sat; 10a.m. – 3:30p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 865-670-0825
Please schedule an appointment online www.cvs.com.

Little Clinic (Kroger)

9161 Middlebrook Pk
Knoxville TN, 37923
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

CVS #7698

9435 S. Northsore Dr.
Knoxville TN, 37922
Hours: 9a.m. – 5:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 9:30a.m. – 4:30p.m., Sat; 10a.m. – 3:30p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 865-769-2180
Please schedule an appointment online www.cvs.com.

American Family Care Hunters Crossing

1015 Hunters Crossing
Alcoa TN, 37701
Hours: 8a.m. – 6p.m., Daily
Call Ahead: 865-238-2006
Prior to arrival, please schedule an appointment at www.afcurgentcare.com/hunters-crossing/ or call ahead.

East Tennessee Medical Group

266 Joule St
Alcoa TN, 37701
Hours: 8a.m. – 5p.m., Mon – Fri
Call Ahead: 865-984-3864
This location is only for Blount County residents or persons affiliated with Blount Memorial Physicians.

Little Clinic (Kroger)

189 Brooklawn St
Farragut TN, 37394
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

Blount County Health Department

301 Mcghee Street
Maryville TN, 37801
Hours: M-F 8a-12p
Call Ahead: 865-983-4582
Free, no appointment necessary.

AFC Urgent Care – Farragut

700 N. Campbell Station Rd
Farragut TN, 37934
Hours: 8a.m. – 8p.m., Mon – Fri; 8a.m. – 5p.m., Sat – Sun
Call Ahead: 865-288-0119
Prior to arrival, please schedule an appointment at www.afcurgentcarefarraguttn.com.

Fast Pace Health Urgent Care

350 S. Charles G. Seivers Blvd.
Clinton TN, 37716
Hours: M-F 8:00am-8:00pm; Sat 8am-6pm; Sun 1pm-5pm
Call Ahead: (865) 290-2313
Please call the clinic upon arrival if experiencing active symptoms

Little Clinic (Kroger)

507 N Foothills Plaza Dr
Maryville TN, 37801
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

Anderson County Health Department

710 North Main Street, Suite A
Clinton TN, 37716
Hours: M-F 8a-12p
Call Ahead: 865-425-8800
Free, no appointment required

 

CVS #5671

103 Foothills Mall Drive
Maryville TN, 37801
Hours: 9a.m. – 5:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 9:30a.m. – 4:30p.m., Sat; 10a.m. – 3:30p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 865-982-3803
Please schedule an appointment online www.cvs.com.

Fast Pace Health Urgent Care

441 S Illinois Ave.
Oak Ridge TN, 37380
Hours: M-F 8:00am-8:00pm; Sat 8am-6pm; Sun 1pm-5pm
Call Ahead: (865) 685-0767
Please call the clinic upon arrival if experiencing active symptoms

Maynardville Express Care

2975 Maynardville Hwy
Maynardville TN, 37807
Hours: 8a.m. – 6p.m., Mon – Fri; 8a.m. – 2p.m., Sat
Call Ahead: 865-658-5353
Please call first to schedule an appointment.

Little Clinic (Kroger)

1550 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge TN, 37830
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

Union County Health Department

4335 Maynardville Highway
Maynardville TN, 37807
Hours: M/W/F 1-3p, Thurs 8:30-10:30a
Call Ahead: 865-992-3867

 

Washington County Health Department

219 Princeton Rd
Johnson City TN, 37601
Hours: M-F 9a-2p
Call Ahead: 423-975-2200
Free, no appointment necessary.

Franklin Woods Community Hospital

300 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City TN, 37604
Hours:
Call Ahead: 833-822-5523
The Ballad Health Nurse Connect Line is available 24/7 at 833-822-5523.

Sycamore Shoals Hospital

1501 W. Elk Ave
Elizabethtown TN, 37643
Hours:
Call Ahead: 833-822-5523
The Ballad Health Nurse Connect Line is available 24/7 at 833-822-5523.

Fast Pace Health Urgent Care

5554 Hwy 11 E
Piney Flats TN, 37686
Hours: M-F 8:00am-8:00pm; Sat 8am-6pm; Sun 1pm-5pm
Call Ahead: (423) 666-0030
Please call the clinic upon arrival if experiencing active symptoms

Carter County Health Department

403 East G Street
Elizabethton TN, 37643
Hours: M-F 8:30a-12:30p
Call Ahead: 423-543-2521
Free, no appointment necessary.

Fast Pace Health Urgent Care

1112 North Main Avenue
Erwin TN, 37650
Hours: M-F 8:00am-8:00pm; Sat 8am-6pm; Sun 1pm-5pm
Call Ahead: (423) 560-6010
Please call the clinic upon arrival if experiencing active symptoms

Unicoi County Health Department

101 Okolona Drive
Erwin TN, 37650
Hours: M-F 9a-11a
Call Ahead: 423-743-9103
Free, please call ahead for appointment.

Unicoi Co. Hospital

2030 Temple Hill Rd
Erwin TN, 37650
Hours:
Call Ahead: 833-822-5523
The Ballad Health Nurse Connect Line is available 24/7 at 833-822-5523.

 

Sullivan County Regional Health Department – Blountille Office

154 Blountville Bypass
Blountville TN, 37617
Hours: M-F 9a-3p
Call Ahead: 423-279-2777
Call 423-279-2777 to register

Indian Path Community Hospital

2000 Brookside Dr
Kingsport TN, 37660
Hours:
Call Ahead: 833-822-5523
The Ballad Health Nurse Connect Line is available 24/7 at 833-822-5523.

Bristol Regional Medical Center

1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol TN, 37260
Hours:
Call Ahead: 833-822-5523
The Ballad Health Nurse Connect Line is available 24/7 at 833-822-5523.

Hawkins County Church Hill Office

247 Silver Lake Road
Church Hill TN, 37642
Hours: M-F 1:30p-3p
Call Ahead: 423-357-5341

CENTRAL TENNESSEE COVID-19 Test sites

Cheatham County Testing Sites (Call before visiting)
Sitios de Pruebas del Condado de Cheatham (Llame antes de visitar)​

Cheatham County Health Department
162 John Mayfield Dr., Suite 200
Ashland City, TN 37015
615-792-4318

 

Family Health Center of Ashland City
PLLC 342 Frey St.
Ashland City, TN 37015
615-792-1199

 

Davidson County

Little Clinic (Kroger)

2131 Abbott Martin Dr
Nashville TN, 37215
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

Meharry Medical College (Drive-Thru)

918 21st Avenue North
Nashville TN, 37217
Hours: 8a.m. – 2p.m., Mon-Fri

This is for Nashville residents only. This location will be closed on Tuesday, November 3.

Nissan Stadium Lot N (Drive-Thru)

1 Titans Way
Nashville TN, 37213
Hours: 8a.m. – 2p.m., Mon-Fri

This is for Nashville residents only. This location will be closed on Tuesday, November 3.

Complete Health Partners

6746 Charlotte Pike
Nashville TN, 37209
Hours: 9a.m. – 7p.m., Daily
Call Ahead: 629-203-7858
Telemedicine consultations are available. You can schedule an appointment online, or go to a drive-up location for an evaluation.

CVS #6044

735 Harding Place
Nashville TN, 37211
Hours: M-F 9am – 5:30pm; Sat 9:30am-5pm; Sun 9:30am-4pm
Call Ahead: 615-781-1282
Please schedule an appointment online www.cvs.com.

Little Clinic (Kroger)

7087 Hwy 70 S
Nashville TN, 37221
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

Little Clinic (Kroger)

210 Franklin Rd Suite 100
Brentwood TN, 37027
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

CVS #6394

302 Franklin Rd
Brentwood TN, 37027
Hours: 9a.m. – 5:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 9:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10a.m. – 4p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 615-373-3533
Please schedule an appointment online www.cvs.com.

Little Clinic (Kroger)

8141 Highway 100
Bellevue TN, 37221
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

Former K-Mart Parking Lot (Drive-Thru)

2491 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville TN, 37217
Hours: 8a.m. – 2p.m., Mon-Fri

This is for Nashville residents only. This location will be closed on Tuesday, November 3.

Little Clinic (Kroger)

6690 Nolensvile Pk
Brentwood TN, 37027
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

Little Clinic (Kroger)

5544 Old Hickory Blvd
Hermitage TN, 37076
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

Walgreens

1241 Robinson Road
Old Hickory TN, 37138
Hours: 9a.m. – 5p.m., Daily
Call Ahead: 615-847-3109
Please take an eligibility assessment at www.walgreens.com/COVID19testing. If eligible, you will be directed to select a location and an appointment time.

CVS #6415

1154 Liberty Pike
Franklin TN, 37067
Hours: 9a.m. – 5:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 9:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10a.m. – 4p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 615-791-1024
Please schedule an appointment online www.cvs.com.


Little Clinic (Kroger)

1203 Murfreesboro Rd
Franklin TN, 37064
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

CVS #6431

2788 Murfreesboro Rd
Antioch TN, 37013
Hours: 9a.m. – 5:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 9:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10a.m. – 4p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 615-367-2211
Please schedule an appointment online www.cvs.com.

Physicians Urgent Care

155 Covey Drive, Suite 100
Franklin TN, 37067
Hours: 2p.m. – 8p.m., Daily
Call Ahead: 615-472-1550
Please call first to schedule an appointment.

Little Clinic (Kroger)

123 Northcreek Blvd
Goodlettsville TN, 37072
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.

Little Clinic (Kroger)

3054 Columbia Ave
Franklin TN, 37064
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.


Cheatham County Health Department

162 John Mayfield Drive, Suite 200
Ashland City TN, 37015
Hours: M-F 9-11a
Call Ahead: 615-792-4318
Free, no appointment necessary.

Family Health Center of Ashland City PLLC

342 Frey St
Ashland City TN, 37015
Hours: 7:30a.m. – 5p.m., Daily
Call Ahead: 615-792-1199
Please call first to schedule an appointment.

Little Clinic (Kroger)

237 E Main St
Hendersonville TN, 37075
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.


Little Clinic (Kroger)

401 S Mt. Juliet Rd
Mt. Juliet TN, 37122
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677
Please make an appointment online at www.littleclinic.com. After making an appointment, please wait for an email or phone call from the clinic with additional instructions. When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and bring a photo ID and insurance card.


Little Clinic (Kroger)

1010 Glenbrook Way
Hendersonville TN, 37075
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 7:30p.m., Mon – Fri; 8:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sat; 10:30a.m. – 5p.m., Sun
Call Ahead: 877-852-2677

Dickson County Testing Sites (Call before visiting)
Sitios de Pruebas del Condado de Dickson (Llame antes de visitar)​

 

White Bluff Clinic
200 School Rd.
White Bluff, TN 37187
615-797-5056

Dickson County Health Department
301 West End Ave.
Dickson, TN 37055
615-446-2839

Natural infection with SARS-CoV-2 will produce antibodies.

 

An antibody test tells you if you had a previous infection. A sample of blood is needed to determine if your body has developed antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.

 

Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections and can provide protection against getting that disease again (immunity). Antibodies are disease specific. For example, measles antibodies will protect you from getting measles if you are exposed to it again, but they won’t protect you from getting mumps if you are exposed to mumps.

 

Antibody tests should not be used to diagnose a current COVID-19 infection, except in instances in which viral testing is delayed. An antibody test may not show if you have a current COVID-19 infection because it can take 1–3 weeks after infection for your body to make antibodies.

 

​Whether you test positive or negative for COVID-19 on a viral or an antibody test, you still should take steps to protect yourself and others.

 

​We do not know how much protection (immunity) antibodies to the virus might provide against getting infected again. Confirmed and suspected cases of reinfection have been reported, but remain rare. Scientists are working to understand this.

Further Guidance

Quarantine helps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.

 

Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home. Isolation is used to separate people infected with SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from people who are not infected.

 

People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around other (about 14 days).

 

In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available). Isolate if you are sick (accessed on 11/11/2020 at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/isolation.html

 

People who have COVID-19

  • ​Steps to take:
    • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing) seek emergency medical care immediately
    • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible
    • Use a separate bathroom, if possible
    • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets
    • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils
    • Wear a mask when around other people

 

I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms

You can be with others after

  • At least 10 days since symptoms appeared AND
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication AND
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are:
    • Improving loss of taste and smell (may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation

 

If you had severe illness from COVID-19 (you were admitted to a hospital and needed oxygen), your healthcare provider may recommend that you stay in isolation for longer than 10 days after your symptoms first appeared (possibly up to 20 days) and you may need to finish your period of isolation at home

 

I tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms

​You can be with others after10 days have passed since that date you had your positive test

  • If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance above for “I think or know I had COVID, and I had no symptoms.”

 

I had COVID-19 or I tested positive for COVID-19 and I have a weakened immune system

  • If you had a wakened immune system (immune-comprised) due to a health condition or medication, you might need to stay home and isolate longer than 10 days. Talk to your health care provider for more information.

 

Confirmed and suspected cases of reinfection of the virus that causes COVID-19

Cases of reinfection of COVID019 have been reported but are rate. In general reinfection means a person was infected (got sick) once, recovered, and then later became reinfected again. Based on what we know from similar viruses, some reinfections are expected.

 

Getting tested again for COVID-19

If you have recovered from your symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, you may contunie to test positive for three months or more without being contagious to others. For this reason, you should be tested only if you develop new symptoms of possible COVID-19. Getting tested again should be discussed with your healthcare provider, especially if you have been in close contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

 

​If you have symptoms and test positive for COVID-19, follow the guidance above for “I think or know I had COIVD, and I had symptoms.” Your doctor may work with an infectious disease expert at you lrocal health department to determine when you can be around others. (last updated Nov. 3, 2020).

Call your doctor’s office if you develop the signature symptoms associated with COVID-19, including:

  • Fever (above 100.4 Fahrenheit)
  • New cough
  • New shortness of breath

 

Before fever and lower respiratory symptoms emerge, other symptoms often occur. They include:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of smell or taste

 

If you develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider’s office. Your doctor will determine whether you should be seen by a physician, tested, go immediately to a medical facility or care for yourself at home.

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the use of electronic information and telecommunication technology to get the health care you need while practicing social distancing. All you need is a phone or device with the internet to continue your medical care while protecting yourself and your healthcare provider from COVID-19. Speak with your doctor to determine whether telemedicine is appropriate for your health needs.

 

Why telemedicine now?

To decrease your contact with healthcare facilities, other patients, and healthcare staff in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and keep you and your family healthy.

 

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

  • Allows you to talk to your doctor live over the phone or video chat
  • Allows you to send and receive messages from your doctor using chat messaging or email
  • Allows for remote monitoring of patients
  • Save on travel time/transportation costs
  • Reduce wait time for services
  • Reduced number of visits to clinic

 

When can you use telemedicine?

To contact your healthcare provider about the management of your health generally or about management of an existing health conduction during the COVID-19 outbreak. Shat types of care can you get using telemedicine?

  • Screening for COVID-19, testing recommendations, and guidance on isoloation or quarantine
  • General health care (i.e. wellness visits, blood pressure control, advice about certain non-emergency illnesses, like common rashes
  • Prescription for medication
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Mental health counseling

 

Potential Limitations of Telehealth

  • Interstate licensure challenges and other regulatory issues that may vary by state
  • Situations in which in-person visits are more appropriate due to urgency, underlying health conditions, or inability to perform an adequate physical exam
  • The need to address sensitive topics, especially if there is patient discomfort or concern for privacy
  • Limited access to technological devices (e.g., smartphone, tablet, computer) needed for a telehealth visit or connectivity issues
  • Level of comfort with technology for HCP and patients
  • Cultural acceptance of conducting virtual visits in lieu of in-person visits by HCP and patients

 

How do you connect with a healthcare provider to schedule a telemedicine visit?

 

Call your healthcare provider to check if they are offering telemedicine visits and what technology you need to have to have a telemedicine visit (last updated 9/5/20)

If symptoms become severe — especially if you are having trouble breathing, have pain or pressure in the chest, bluish lips or feel confused — call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

 

​It’s vital to call ahead to let healthcare personnel know you’re coming and what your symptoms are.

 

Wear a mask before entering the emergency department. If you do not have a mask, ask for one when you arrive. This is necessary to protect yourself, healthcare personnel and other patients.

 

​Once you have been assessed, the physician will determine what additional care is needed.

Contact tracing is critical to Tennessee’s COVID-19 response efforts. Contact tracing slows the spread of infectious disease by gathering information from COVID-19 cases, notifying close contacts, and monitoring symptoms of cases and contacts during their isolation or quarantine period.

 

The state or local health department will conduct a case investigation to identify anyone who came into close contact with the case (within 6 ft or less for 15 minutes or more) and notify them of their exposure. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes. However, this depends on the exposure level and setting. The final decision on what constitutes close contact is made at the discretion of public health.

  • Close contacts must be quarantined at home for 14 days* following their exposure to the case and will be monitored by public health by regular phone calls throughout the 14 days.
  • Depending on the structure of the office, the health department may need your assistance in identifying and notifying close contacts of the case in the workplace. Public health will protect the patient’s confidentiality and will only share information necessary to inform the investigation and prevent others from getting sick. Maintain Confidentiality
  • If an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, employers should inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, but must maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Employers should never divulge the name of an infected employee to others at the workplace beyond those conducting the investigation.

Vaccines

What Are Vaccines?

A vaccine is a substance that:

  • teaches your body to recognize a foreign invader, such as a virus,
  • sounds an alarm to activate antibodies in your immune system, and instruct your fighter cells and proteins to go to work to fight the virus.
  • Attempts to eliminate or control the virus in your body, which could prevent infection, or control an infection from developing into disease.

 

Vaccines have been used for decades around the world. While smallpox is the only infectious disease to date that has been eliminated globally by vaccination, vaccines have reduced the burden of many other infectious diseases such as polio, measles, mumps, and pertussis. Most recently, vaccines for the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV), pneumonia, and shingles have been developed.

 

Food and Drug Administration

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced on Nov. 18, 2020 that, after conducting the final efficacy analysis in their ongoing Phase 3 study, their mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, met all of the study’s primary efficacy endpoints. Analysis of the data indicates a vaccine efficacy rate of 95% (p<0.0001) in participants without prior SARS-CoV-2 infection (first primary objective) and also in participants with and without prior SARS-CoV-2 infection (second primary objective), in each case measured from 7 days after the second dose.

 

Following the release of more data from its Covid-19 vaccine Phase 3 clinical trial, drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna said they will submit an application for what’s called emergency use authorization to the Food and Drug Administration by early December 2020.

 

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

The FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will meet in open session on December 10, 2020 to discuss Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older.

 

Moderna Vaccine

The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will meet in open session on December 17, 2020 to discuss Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Moderna Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 18 years and older.

‘Herd immunity’, also known as ‘population immunity’, is a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached. It has been projected that at least 70% of the US population has to be vaccinated to reach a level of herd immunity for COVID-19.

 

Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to it.

 

Vaccines train our immune systems to develop antibodies, just as might happen when we are exposed to a disease but – crucially – vaccines work without making us sick. Vaccinated people are protected from getting the disease in question.

 

As more people in a community get vaccinated, fewer people remain vulnerable, and there is less possibility for passing the pathogen on from person to person. Lowering the possibility for a pathogen to circulate in the community protects those who cannot be vaccinated due to other serious health conditions from the disease targeted by the vaccine. This is called ‘herd immunity’.

 

‘Herd immunity’ exists when a high percentage of the population is vaccinated, making it difficult for infectious diseases to spread, because there are not many people who can be infected.

 

The percentage of people who need to have antibodies in order to achieve herd immunity against a particular disease varies with each disease. For example, herd immunity against measles requires about 95% of a population to be vaccinated. The remaining 5% will be protected by the fact that measles will not spread among those who are vaccinated. For polio, the threshold is about 80%.

 

Achieving herd immunity with safe and effective vaccines makes diseases rarer and saves lives.

Vaccine Approval Process:

  • Submitting emergency use authorization, or EUA, applications moves a potential coronavirus vaccine one step closer to patients, and experts say it’s possible for Americans to start receiving shots by the end of December 2020. The speed with which manufacturers and regulators have moved this year is unprecedented.
  • Vaccines won’t be available right when the EUA application is submitted to the FDA, nor immediately after it is granted.
  • Rather, following submission, drugmakers and federal health regulators must complete a series of actions before a vaccine is finally released to the public.
  • First, the EUA application will be reviewed by a group of advisors to the FDA called the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, or VRBPAC. This group is scheduled to meet on Dec. 8, 9 and 10, and will likely review Pfizer’s application.
  • VRBPAC members are not employed by the FDA. They are independent experts, including scientists, physicians, infectious diseases experts and a consumer representative.

 

Vaccine Distribution

  • Distribution will be conducted in phases. Due to limited availability of initial vaccine doses, the first phase will distribute and administer vaccines at select locations. Initial distribution sites were selected to best support several criteria:
    • Anticipated supply chain requirements for initially approved vaccines (i.e. ultra-cold, bulk storage facility);
    • CDC assessment of the risks COVID-19 poses to certain demographic groups.
    • And sufficient necessary medical personnel to administer vaccines and actively monitor vaccine recipients after initial and second-dose administration.

 

Tennessee COVID-19 Distribution Plan (click on link)

  • Tennessee has been selected as one of four states to participate in a pilot program for delivery of the Pfizer Inc. COVID-19 vaccine now under development. This program is designed to address distribution challenges posed by requirements for ultra-cold storage of the vaccine. Once the vaccine is approved, Tennessee and other states participating in the pilot will not receive vaccine doses earlier than other states by virtue of the pilot.
  • TDH is working to onboard hospitals, pharmacies, clinics and other partners capable of storing vaccine and administering it to priority populations. TDH will ensure distribution of vaccination sites across all 95 counties, especially in rural counties and areas with high concentrations of people in vulnerable populations. Providers who wish to administer COVID-19 vaccine may find more information online at www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/covid-19-vaccine-information.html.

 

The County Role in Vaccination Program Implementation

  1. Leveraging Local Expertise. According to profile data from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), most local health departments provide direct immunization services; 90 percent offer adult immunizations and 88 percent offer childhood immunizations. These departments therefore have a solid foundation of expertise in planning and administering vaccine and immunization programs. Counties must advocate that states leverage this experience and expertise to ensure COVID-19 vaccination planning efforts make best use of established practices and resources for implementation.
  2. Increasing Vaccine Confidence. Vaccine confidence is defined as the trust that parents, patients, or providers have in recommended vaccines, the providers administering those vaccines, and the processes and policies that lead to the development, licensure, manufacturing and recommendations for use.[1] County officials and local public health agencies must work directly with individuals in their communities to address vaccine hesitancy, combat vaccine misinformation, and increase vaccine confidence.
  3. Advocating for Necessary Resources. A survey conducted in June of 2020 by NACCHO revealed that immunization programs in local health departments were the most impacted by COVID-19 through the redirection of funding and the loss of staff. The findings also suggested that while the majority of local health departments (71%) are prepared to give COVID vaccines, they will need additional resources to do so.

Planning and Coordination for Tennessee

  • A COVID-19 Vaccination Program planning and coordination team is critical to ensure the vaccination. A wide array of expertise should be represented among team members.
  • The Planning Team will:
    • Choose how vaccines are distributed to its community.
    • Establish priority groups when there is a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine or other accompanying resources.
    • Committee membership should include leadership from the jurisdiction’s COVID-19 planning and coordination team as well as representatives from key COVID-19 vaccination providers for critical population groups, such as:
      • Emergency management agencies
      • Local health departments
      • Pharmacies
      • Long-term care facilities (LTCFs; includes nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities,
      • intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and
      • independent/retirement communities
      • Healthcare coalitions
      • Immunization coalitions
      • Health systems and hospitals (including critical access hospitals for rural areas, in-patient psychiatric
      • facilities)
      • Community health centers
      • Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
      • Businesses and occupational health organizations
      • Health insurance issuers and plans
      • Education agencies and providers
      • Correctional facilities
      • Churches or religious leaders and institutions
      • Tribal leaders
      • Organizations serving racial and ethnic minority groups
      • Organizations serving people with disabilities
      • Organizations serving people with limited English proficiency
      • Community representatives
      • Entities involved in COVID-19 testing center organization

 

Jurisdictions should be planning in terms of three phases:

 

  1. Phase 1: Potentially limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses available
    1. Concentrate efforts on reaching the initial populations of focus for COVID-19 vaccination listed above, including those who may be part of other critical populations that might require additional vaccination efforts to ensure access to vaccine.
    2. Ensure vaccination locations selected can reach populations, manage cold chain requirements, and meet reporting requirements for vaccine supply and uptake.

 

  1. Phase 2: Large number of vaccine doses available
    1. Focus on ensuring access to vaccine for all critical populations who were not vaccinated in Phase 1, as well as for the general population; expand provider network.

 

  1. Phase 3: Sufficient supply of vaccine doses for entire population (surplus of doses)
    1. Focus on ensuring equitable vaccination access across the entire population.
    2. Monitor vaccine uptake and coverage; reassess strategy to increase uptake in populations or communities with low coverage.

We will let you know when it is available and where to get it! Stay tuned!

 

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require storage at almost 100 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit).

 

There are many steps that must be developed to ensure the vaccine can be safely transported from the vaccine manufactures to the point of care.

  • A COVID-19 Vaccine distribution system must be set up.
  • A logistics system for getting the vaccine from the manufacturer to states and then to clinics has to be created to ensure a safe and equitable vaccine distribution.
  • It is likely that it could take up to six months or more before the vaccine is widely available.

 

Not everyone will be able to receive the vaccine immediately.

 

Phase 1: Potentially Limited COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Available

In the initial phase, or Phase 1, of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program, initial doses of vaccine will likely be distributed in a limited manner, with the goal of maximizing vaccine acceptance and public health protection while minimizing waste and inefficiency.

The key considerations in planning for this phase are:

• COVID-19 vaccine supply may be limited.

• COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts must concentrate on the initial populations of focus to achieve vaccination coverage in those groups.

Inventory, distribution, and any repositioning of vaccine will be closely monitored through reporting to ensure end-to-end visibility of vaccine doses. Jurisdictions can employ strategies to address these constraints, including:

• Concentrating early COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts on the initial critical populations identified above and in Section 4: Critical Populations.

Providing COVID-19 vaccination services in closed point-of-dispensing (POD) settings that allow for the maximum number of people to be vaccinated while maintaining social distancing and other infection control procedures (e.g., large hospitals and satellite, temporary, or off-site settings)

Jurisdictions should prioritize enrollment activities for vaccination providers and settings who will administer COVID-19 vaccine to the populations of focus for Phase 1, considering those who live in remote, rural areas and may have difficulty accessing vaccination services.

Simultaneously, jurisdictions should develop operational procedures for any temporary or mobile clinics planned for Phase 1 prior to receipt of vaccine.

 

Phase 2: Large Number of Doses Available; Supply Likely to Meet Demand

As the supply of available vaccine increases, distribution will expand, increasing access to vaccination services for a larger population. When larger quantities of vaccine become available, there will be two simultaneous objectives:

 

  1. Provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination for all critical populations to achieve high COVID-19 vaccination coverage in these populations in the jurisdiction.

  1. Ensure high uptake in specific populations, particularly in groups that are higher risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19.

  1. The key considerations in planning for Phase 2 are:
    1. COVID-19 vaccine supply will likely be sufficient to meet demand for critical populations as well as the general public.
    2. Additional COVID-19 vaccine doses available will permit an increase in vaccination providers and locations.
    3. A surge in COVID-19 vaccine demand is possible, so a broad vaccine administration network for surge capacity will be necessary.
    4. Low COVID-19 vaccine demand is also a possibility, so jurisdictions should monitor supply and adjust strategies to minimize vaccine wastage. Jurisdictions should adapt to the increase in COVID-19 vaccine supply levels by:
    5. Expanding vaccination efforts beyond initial population groups in Phase 1 with emphasis on equitable access for all populations.
    6. Administering vaccine through:
      1. Commercial and private sector partners (pharmacies, doctors’ offices, clinics)
      2. Public health sites (mobile clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers [FQHCs], RHCs, public health clinics, temporary/off-site clinics, and federal, tribal, and Urban Indian health facilities)

 

Phase 3: Likely Sufficient Supply

Ultimately, COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available and integrated into routine vaccination programs, run by both public and private partners.

 

The key considerations in planning for Phase 3 are:

  • Likely sufficient COVID-19 vaccine supply where supply might exceed demand
  • Broad vaccine administration network for increased access

Strategies that jurisdictions should consider:

  • Continuing to focus on equitable vaccination access to vaccination services
  • Monitoring COVID-19 vaccine uptake and coverage in critical populations and enhancing strategies to reach populations with low vaccination uptake or coverage
  • Partnering with commercial and private entities to ensure COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination services are widely available
  • Monitoring supply and repositioning refrigerated vaccine products to minimize vaccine wastage Related Guidance and Reference Materials

Being part of a clinical trial may have risks, but it may also have benefits. Past clinical trial history has led many to hesitate to sign up for research. However, today there are strict rules in place to keep your health and privacy safe.

 

What are the Benefits of a Clinical Trial?

  • You may get a new treatment for a disease before it is available to everyone.
  • You play a more active role in your own health care.
  • Researchers may provide you with medical care and more frequent health check-ups as part of your treatment.
  • You may have the chance to help others get a better treatment for their health problems in the future.
  • You may be able to get information about support groups and resources.

 

What are the Potential Risks of a Clinical Trial?

  • The new treatment may cause serious side effects or be uncomfortable.
  • The new treatment may not work, or it may not be better than the standard treatment.
  • You may NOT be part of the treatment group (or experimental group) that gets the new treatment—for example, a new drug or device. Instead, you may be part of the control group, which means you get the standard treatment or a no-treatment placebo.
  • The clinical trial could inconvenience you. For example, medical appointments could take a lot of time. You might need to travel to the study site several times or stay in the hospital.

 

How is the Safety of Clinical Trial Participants Protected?

  • This is a very important question. The history of clinical research is not perfect. Based on many years of experience and learning, Congress has passed laws to protect study participants. Today, every clinical investigator is required to monitor and make sure that everyparticipant is safe. These safeguards are an essential part of the research. Research abuses like the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, which began in 1932, before safeguards were in place, will NOT happen again.
  • Researchers are required to follow strict rules to make sure that participants are safe. These rules are enforced by the Federal Government. Each clinical trial also follows a careful study plan or protocol that describes what the researchers will do. The principal investigator, or head researcher, is responsible for making sure that the protocol is followed.
  • An Institutional Review Board,or IRB, at each study site must approve every clinical trial in the United States. The IRB is made up of doctors, scientists, and lay people, like yourself, who are dedicated to making sure that the study participants are not exposed to unnecessary risks. The people on the IRB regularly review the study and its results. They make sure that risks (or potential harm) to participants are as low as possible.
  • Along with the IRB, many clinical trials are closely supervised by a Data and Safety Monitoring Committee.The Committee is made up of experts in your condition who periodically look at the results of the study as it is in progress. If they find that the experimental treatment is not working or is harming participants, they will stop the trial right away.
  • The informed consent processalso helps protect participants. Before joining a clinical trial, you will be told what to expect as a participant and all the things that might happen. For example, someone from the research team will explain possible side effects or other risks of the treatment. As part of the informed consent process, you will have a chance to ask questions about the trial.
  • After getting all this information, you can think about whether or not you want to participate. If you decide to join the trial, you will be given an informed consent form to sign. By signing the form, you show that you have been told all the details and want to be part of the study. The informed consent form is NOT a contract. You can leave the trial at any time and for any reason without being judged or put in a difficult position regarding your medical care. Researchers must keep health and personal information private.

 

VACCINE TESTING PROCESS

PRECLINICAL TESTING: Scientists test a new vaccine on cells and then give it to animals such as mice or monkeys to see if it produces an immune response. We have confirmed 87 preclinical vaccines in active development.

 

PHASE 1 SAFETY TRIALS: Scientists give the vaccine to a small number of people to test safety and dosage as well as to confirm that it stimulates the immune system.

 

PHASE 2 EXPANDED TRIALS: Scientists give the vaccine to hundreds of people split into groups, such as children and the elderly, to see if the vaccine acts differently in them. These trials further test the vaccine’s safety and ability to stimulate the immune system.

 

PHASE 3 EFFICACY TRIALS: A Phase 3 clinical trial designed to evaluate if an investigational vaccine can prevent symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adults has begun. This scientifically rigorous, randomized, placebo-controlled trial is designed to determine if the vaccine can prevent COVID-19 and for how long such protection may last.” The trials also seeks to answer if the vaccine can prevent death caused by COVID-19 and whether just one dose can prevent symptomatic COVID-19.

 

Scientists give the vaccine to thousands of people and wait to see how many become infected, compared with volunteers who received a placebo. These trials can determine if the vaccine protects against the coronavirus.

 

Operation Warp Speed

Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine efficacy trials are being undertaken through a federal initiative called Operation Warp Speed, a multi-agency collaboration led by US DHHS that aims to accelerate the development, manufacturing and distribution of medical countermeasures for COVID-19.

 

Participation in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials

There are several Phase III COVID-19 Clinical Trials that are currently seeking volunteers. To participate you have to complete a brief screening survey. You must be 18 years or older to participate.

 

Are vaccine trials safe?

Participating in any type of clinical trial always has some risk involved, however, it’s important to keep in mind that before any treatment or vaccine can be administered to humans, it goes through rigorous testing in laboratories and is evaluated by the FDA. There is lower risk for people participating in Phase III clinical trials, where the vaccine has already been administered to a large group of people.

 

You CANNOT get infected with SARS-CoV-2 or get COVID-19 illness from the study vaccine.

If at any point a participant experiences an adverse reaction, others will be notified and the trial may be paused. According to White House coronavirus advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, pausing large human trials is “not uncommon” and is “one of the safety valves that you have on clinical trials.”

 

Who should volunteer?

It’s extremely important that a diverse population participate in the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, including those who have been most severely impacted by the virus. Under-enrollment of African Americans and Latinos has historically been an issue with clinical trials, and many companies and government organizations are taking this opportunity to stress the importance of diverse involvement in these studies.

 

Why should I participate in a vaccine trial

  • By participating in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, you will help speed up the vaccine development process, making it available faster
  • Ensure it works well in all population groups
  • Overall, participating in a COVID-19 vaccine trial is a noble deed and a great way to help others during the pandemic.

 

What do I have to do if I am approved to participate?

Participation requirements vary based on the study you enter, but if you were to join a current trial .

  • You will be asked to come to the trial site about seven times over a period of about two years. You will only get injections during your first two visits.
  • During your visits, you’ll receive a physical exam, blood samples and nose swabs or saliva samples will be collected. You’ll also talk through your health status and extra tests may occur if needed.
  • Early on in the study, your study team will call you weekly to check on your health. Further into the study, the calls will become monthly. You will be asked to keep a journal of any side effects you’re experiencing after the injections.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial volunteers will receive one or two intramuscular injections approximately 28 days apart. Participants will be randomly assigned 1:1 to receive either one or two injections or of a saline placebo. The trial is blinded, so the investigators and the participants will not know who is assigned to which group.

 

Volunteers must provide informed consent to participate in the trial. They will be asked to provide a nasal swab and a blood sample at an initial screening visit and additional blood samples at specified time points after each vaccination and over the two years following the second vaccination. Scientists will examine blood samples in the laboratory to detect and quantify immune responses to SARS-CoV-2.

 

Investigators will closely monitor participant safety. They will call participants after each vaccination to discuss any symptoms and will provide participants with a diary to record symptoms and a thermometer for temperature readings.

 

If a participant is suspected to have COVID-19, the participant will be asked to provide a nasal swab for testing within 72 hours. If the test is positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection, the participant will be followed closely and referred for medical care if symptoms worsen. Participants will be asked to provide a daily assessment of symptoms through resolution and have saliva sampled periodically, so investigators can test for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

 

Study investigators will regularly review trial safety data. An independent data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) will review blinded and unblinded data—including safety data and cases of COVID-19 in both groups—at scheduled data review meetings.

 

​ It is possible the group will require any number of follow-up questions:

  • What should happen with study participants who received the placebo?
  • Should they now be offered the actual vaccine?
  • Are children and pregnant women also protected?
  • Might there be significant safety or manufacturing issues, given both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were developed using new technology called messenger-RNA, or mRNA?

 

Are volunteers paid?

Compensation varies based on the vaccine trial you enter. Some offer compensation for travel or time involved with participating. You will be compensated after each visit. Total compensation for completing the trial typically will be over $500.

 

Can I leave the study if I change my mind?

Participating in a clinical trial is completely voluntary. If you decide at any point that you no longer want to participate, you can leave the study. Although you have the option to leave at any time, the research will be most impactful if participants stay throughout the entire study.

 

Can I ask for my doctor’s advice before joining a vaccine clinical trial?

Yes, you are encouraged to speak to your health care provider, as well as family, friends and/or religious leaders before participating in any clinical trial. It’s important to make sure you’re comfortable with whatever decision you make.

 

Are the study results shared with participants?

Yes, study results are shared with all participants at the completion of the trial

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial East Tennessee

Pfizer & BioNTech

Clinical NeuroSciences Solutions (CNS)

BNT162

Memphis

Lora McGill, MD

6401 Poplar Ave., Suite 420 Memphis, TN 38119

meminfo@cnshealthcare.com

 

Moderna mRNA-1273.

Alliance for Multispecialty Research (AMR)

Knoxville

William Smith, MD

1928 Alcoa Hwy, Suite B107, Knoxville, TN 37920

amrteam@amrllc.com

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial West Tennessee

Janssen/Ensemble Ad26.COV2.S

St. Jude Children’s Research Center VTEU

Memphis

Aditya Gaur, MD & Patrica Flynn, MD

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, MS 320 Rom 8057, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105

Aditya.Gaur@stjude.org; Pat.Flynn@stjude.org

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Central Tennessee

AstraZeneca AZD1222

Clinical Research Assocs

Nashville

Will Krugman, MBA

1500 Church Street Nashville, TN 37203

will@cranashville.com

 

Pfizer & BioNTech BNT162

Clinical Research Assocs

Nashville

Will Krugman, MBA

1500 Church Street Nashville, TN 37203

will@cranashville.com

 

NovaVax

Meharry Medical College

Nashville

Vladimir Berthaud, MD, Raj Singh, MD

1005 Dr. DB Todd Jr. Blvd

Your participation in the COVID-19 vaccine trials is important.

If you’re interested in being a part of the trials, fill out the brief form below and we’ll get back to you, or contact Dr. Rajbir Singh at rsingh@mmc.edu or (615) 327-6820

Sanofi

Meharry Medical College

Nashville

Vladimir Berthaud, MD, Raj Singh, MD

1005 Dr. DB Todd Jr. Blvd

verthaud@mmc.edu; rsingh@mmc.edu

 

Pfizer & BioNTech BNT162

Trinity Clinical Research

Tullahoma

Roberta Adams

709 NW Atlantic Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388

radams.trinityclinicalreseach@gmail.com

Vanderbilt University Medical Center VTEU

 

Moderna mRNA-1273.

VUMC

Nashville

Spyros Kalams, MD Buddy Creech, MD, MPH

Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, 1161 21st Ave. South, CCC 5300, Nashville, TN 37232

covidvaccine@vumc.org; buddy.creech@vumc.org; natalia.jimenez@vumc.org;

Janssen

VUMC

Nashville

Buddy Creech, MD, MPH

 

Regeneron

VUMC

Aima Ahonkhai

aimalohi.a.ahonkhai@vumc.org

 

Sanofi

VUMC

Nashville

Aima Ahonkhai

aimalohi.a.ahonkhai@vumc.org

 

Moderna mRNA-1273.

VUMC

Nashville

Spyros Kalams, MD & David Haas

1161 21st Avenue South, A-2200 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN, 37232-2582

vtn.site.30352.pi@hvtn.org; kyle.rybczyk@vumc.org; latoya.hannah@vumc.org;

Vanderbilt Vaccine CRS

 

Sanofi

VUMC

Nashville

Spyros Kalams, MD & David Haas

Resources

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Personal protective equipment includes masks, respirators, eye protection, hearing protection and protective clothing. Some examples of PPE may include face masks, gloves, overalls, boots, goggles, and hand sanitizer.

 

Some PPE can be purchased at your pharmacy, grocery market or big box stores such as Costco and Walmart.

 

Or you can purchase it online, using Amazon or the websites of pharmacies, grocery stores, or big box stores.

 

PPE often is available at no cost through the state or local health departments. Call in advance because supplies may be limited.

 

PPE Vendor Directory

If you need to make bulk purchases of PPE, the state has a list of preferred vendors who sell PPE. Companies are encouraged to maximize securing PPE through normal distribution channels, and these vendors may be able to supplement such normal channels. Please note that product and pricing details listed below are subject to change based on availability and are provided for comparison purposes only. Contact vendors directly for a quote. PPE Vendor Directory

 

Public Health Departments

 

West Tennessee

Shelby County Health Department. Beginning June 11, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department will dispense free fabric face masks to the public at 814 Jefferson and its other public health facilities located around Shelby County. The masks are treated with a chemical called Silvadur 930, an antimicrobial that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. The masks, provided in partnership with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group, have been declared safe for human use by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Health.

 

Central Tennessee

Metro Public Health Department. The Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) will offer free cloth masks at each of its three health centers beginning May 6. Masks will be available 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Lentz Public Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Avenue, Woodbine Health Center, 224 Oriel Ave., and East Nashville Center, 1015 East Trinity Lane.

 

The masks were provided by Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group. Those picking up a mask are asked to practice social distancing measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, as masks are not a substitute for social distancing.

 

East Tennessee

Knox County Health Department. Call KCHD’s Public Information Line at 865-215-5555 or toll-free at 888-288-6022. The Public Information Line is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday. For questions concerning business reopening, please dial 3-1-1.

 

OTHER HEALTH CARE RESOURCES IN TENNESSEE

Affordable Care Act in Tennessee

  • Open enrollment for 2021 Tennessee health insurance plans is November 1 – December 15, 2020. Residents with qualifying events can enroll outside of that window.
  • Short-term health insurance plans can be sold in Tennessee with initial plan terms up to 364 days.
  • More than 200,000 Tennessee residents enrolled in 2020 coverage through the Tennessee health insurance marketplace, down from 268,000 in 2016.
  • Tennessee has not adopted the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, but is seeking a Medicaid work requirement and a federal block grant for Medicaid funding.
  • Six insurers will offer medical insurance in the Tennessee marketplace for 2021,
    • UnitedHealthcare. UnitedHealthcare operates in all three geographic regions of the state doing business as UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. UnitedHealthcare a primary care practitioner (PCP)-driven HMO network focusing on PCPs providing appropriate care to covered persons based on established clinical guidelines. It operates in an integrated model where all physical, behavioral and long-term services and supports health care needs are assessed, coordinated and monitored. Some TennCare enrollees are also eligible for enhanced services provided through CHOICES.
    • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee offers Obamacare insurance statewide. The company plans to increase its rates an average of 9.8% (Sep 2, 2020). Bright Health will continue to offer coverage in Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville. The company plans to increase rates an average of 3%.
    • UnitedHealthcare will join the Tennessee Obamacare marketplace in 2021, offering a new option for residents of cities in West and Middle Tennessee. UnitedHealthCare coverage, the only completely new option on the marketplace, will be available in Nashville, Memphis, Jackson and Chattanooga, plus smaller cities like Columbia, Dickson and Lawrenceburg. As of 2021, more than one Obamacare provider will be available in 81 of Tennessee’s 95 counties, according to an announcement from the Department of Commerce and Insurance. Some companies are also dropping their prices.
    • Celtic/Ambetter Insurance will continue to offer coverage in Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Columbia, Dickson and Lawrenceburg and new expansion into Jackson and the Tri-Cities area. The company plans to decrease rates an average of 2.5%.
    • Cigna will continue to offer coverage in Chattanooga, Jackson, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis and the Tri-Cities area. The company plans to decrease rates an average of 6.1%.
    • Oscar Health will continue to offer coverage in Nashville and Memphis and plans to increase rates an average of 9.9%.

 

TennCare

TennCare is the state of Tennessee’s Medicaid program. It provides healthcare to mostly low-income pregnant women, parents or caretakers of a minor child, children and individuals who are elderly or have a disability. To get Medicaid, you must meet the income and resource limits. You can apply anytime for TennCare.

 

Some of the groups TennCare Medicaid covers are:

  • Children under age 21
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Parents or caretakers of a minor child (The child must live with you and be a close relative.)
  • Individuals who need treatment for breast or cervical cancer
  • People who get an SSI check (Supplemental Security Income)
  • People who have gotten both an SSI check and a Social Security check in the same month at least once since April, 1977 AND who still get a Social Security check

 

A person who:

  • Lives in a medical institution, like a nursing home, and has income below $2,349 per month, or
  • Gets other long term care services that TennCare pays for

 

There are two kinds of TennCare: TennCare Medicaid and TennCare Standard. The difference is in the way that you got your TennCare.

 

TennCare Medicaid is the kind of TennCare that most people have. The rules for TennCare Medicaid say your income and sometimes your resources have to be looked at. Resources are things that you own or money you have saved. You also have to be in a certain “group,” like children under age 21 or pregnant women. In Tennessee, people who get SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits get TennCare Medicaid too. You can apply for SSI benefits at the Social Security office. Some people have TennCare Medicaid and other insurance. Most of the time, that’s ok. The federal government says you can have Medicaid and other insurance as long as you meet the rules for Medicaid. Do you have TennCare Medicaid because you are enrolled in the Breast and/or Cervical Cancer Program? Then you can’t have other insurance, including Medicare, if the insurance covers treatment for breast and/or cervical cancer.

 

TennCare Standard is the second kind of TennCare. Only certain people qualify for TennCare Standard. TennCare Standard is for children under age 19 who are losing their TennCare Medicaid. When it was time to see if they could keep TennCare Medicaid, they weren’t eligible. But, the TennCare Standard rules say that these children can move to TennCare Standard if they don’t have access to group health insurance. Sometimes they must have a health condition, too. Having access to other insurance, even Medicare, is not allowed for children who have TennCare Standard.

 

There is another kind of TennCare Standard for adults age 21 and older called TennCare Standard Spend Down (SSD). It’s called “Spend Down” because to qualify, you use medical bills to “spend down” (or lower) your income. Adults can only apply during certain times of the year and must meet other rules too. It’s ok to have SSD and other insurance, like Medicare, as long as you meet the rules.

 

The card that you get from your health plan (sometimes called a Managed Care Organization, or MCO) may have a letter on the front. Look on the front of your health plan card. The letter, A-M, will tell you what kind of care TennCare covers for you. The letter is called a Benefit Indicator. It also tells your doctors what kind of care is covered for you. Look at your letter on the chart below to see more information on your benefits. Benefit Indicator Description A

  • A TennCare Medicaid or TennCare Standard child under age 21 who: • Does not have Medicare.
  • B a TennCare Medicaid adult age 21 or older who: • Does not have Medicare. • Is not getting long-term care.
  • C a TennCare Standard adult age 21 who: • Does not have Medicare. • Is not enrolled in Standard Spend Down (SSD) • Is not getting long-term care
  • D a TennCare Standard adult age 21 or older who: • Does not have Medicare. • Is enrolled in Standard Spend Down (SSD). • Is not getting long-term care.
  • E a TennCare Medicaid adult age 21 or older who: • Does not have Medicare. • Is getting long-term care other than CHOICES.
  • F a TennCare Medicaid adult age 21 or older who: • Has Medicare. • Is not getting long-term care.
  • G a TennCare Medicaid adult age 21 or older who: • Has Medicare. • Is getting long-term care other than CHOICES.
  • H a TennCare Medicaid child under age 21 who: • Has Medicare.
  • J a TennCare Medicaid adult age 21 or older who: • Does not have Medicare. • Is enrolled in CHOICES 1 or 2.
  • K a TennCare Medicaid adult age 21 or older who: • Has Medicare. • Is enrolled in CHOICES 1 or 2.
  • L a TennCare Medicaid adult age 21 or older who: • Does not have Medicare. • Is enrolled in CHOICES 3.
  • M a TennCare Medicaid adult age 21 or older who: • Has Medicare • Is enrolled in CHOICES 3.
  • “Long-term care” is care that is delivered in a nursing facility, including special nursing facilities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Long-term care can also include certain services and supports that are delivered in the home or community.
  • “CHOICES” is a special long-term care program offered by the health plans (MCOs) to people who need nursing facility care or who are at risk of needing nursing facility care. For people who qualify for CHOICES, this care may be provided in a nursing facility or in the home or community.

 

CHOICES

CHOICES is TennCare’s Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) program, which promotes quality and cost-effective care coordination for CHOICES enrollees with chronic, complex health care, social service and custodial needs. The CHOICES program includes both Nursing Facility and Home- and Community-Based (HCBS) care coordination.

 

Managed Care Organizations

TennCare services are offered through managed care entities. Medical, behavioral and long-term care services are covered by “at risk” Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) in each region of the state, and each participating MCO creates their own contracts with providers, maintains their own fee schedules, processes their own claims, and has their own in-network specialists and providers. Different MCOs offer health care plans in Tennessee counties

 

West Tennessee Health Plans

AMERIGROUP
https://www.amerigroup.com
Community Care
Three Lakeview Place
22 Century Blvd., Suite 310
Nashville, TN 37214

1-800- 454-3730

 

BlueCare
1 Cameron Hill Circle, Suite 0002
Chattanooga, TN 37402-0002
Fax 800-357-0453

1-800-468-9736

 

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
3175 Lenox Park Blvd. Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38115

1-800-690-1606

TennCare Select
1 Cameron Hill Circle, Suite 0002
Chattanooga, TN 37402-0002
FAX: 800- 218-3190

1-800-276-1978

Counties: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton and Weakley

Middle Tennessee Health Plans

 

AMERIGROUP
https://www.amerigroup.com
Community Care
Three Lakeview Place
22 Century Blvd., Suite 310
Nashville, TN 37214

1-800- 454-3730

BlueCare
1 Cameron Hill Circle, Suite 0002
Chattanooga, TN 37402-0002
Fax 800-357-0453

1-800-468-9736

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
8 Cadillac Dr., Suite 100
Brentwood, TN 37027

1-800-690-1606

TennCare Select
1 Cameron Hill Circle, Suite 0002
Chattanooga, TN 37402-0002
FAX: 800- 218-3190

1-800-276-1978

Counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson and Wilson

East Tennessee Health Plans

AMERIGROUP
https://www.amerigroup.com
Community Care
Three Lakeview Place
22 Century Blvd., Suite 310
Nashville, TN 37214

1-800- 454-3730

 

BlueCare
1 Cameron Hill Circle, Suite 0002
Chattanooga, TN 37402-0002
Fax 800-357-0453

1-800-468-9736

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
2035 Lakeside Centre Way Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37922
FAX: 865-293-0573

1-800-690-1606

TennCare Select
1 Cameron Hill Circle, Suite 0002
Chattanooga, TN 37402-0002
FAX: 800- 218-3190

1-800-276-1978

 

Counties: Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Franklin, Grainger, Greene, Grundy, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union and Washington

 

Providers – In Network The doctors and other people and places who work with an MCO are called the Provider Network. All of these providers are listed in our Provider Directory. You can find the Provider Directory online of each MCO. But, the online Provider Directory is updated every week.

 

To find doctors who speak other languages, you can also check the Provider Directory. You must go to doctors who accepts the MCO provider so TennCare will pay for your health care. But, if you also have Medicare, you don’t have to use doctors who accept the MCO provider. You can go to any doctor that takes Medicare.

 

Out of Network A doctor who is not in the Provider Network and doesn’t take the MCO insurance is called an Out-ofNetwork provider. Most of the time if you go to a doctor who is Out-of-Network TennCare will not pay. But, sometimes, like in emergencies or to see specialists, TennCare will pay for a doctor who is Out-of-Network. Unless it’s an emergency, you must have an OK first. Later in this section Specialists and Emergencies tells you more about when you can go to someone who is Out-of-Network. If you were already getting care or treatment when your TennCare started, you may be able to keep getting the care without an OK or referral.

 

If English is not your first language, you can ask for an interpreter when you go to get your care. This is a free service for you. Before your appointment, call your provider so you can get help with language services. You can also check in our online Provider Directory to find doctors who speak other languages.

 

CoverTennessee. CoverTN, is low cost, very affordable public health insurance. It will provide basic medical services for eligible families and individuals. The program provides primary and preventive care, however funding is limited by the state and there are only certain enrollment windows. Call 866-268-3786.

 

CoverKids is a government sponsored free healthcare plan for children age 18 and under. Assistance is also offered for pregnant women. It is provided as free and fully comprehensive services, and it is even offered for people whose income is too high for TennCare, which is also regular Medicaid. Some minimal fees, co-pays, and bills may be due from patients. The care provided in very extensive, and includes medications, emergency room services, checkups, dental and free vision care. Dial 866-620-8864 to learn more about this Tennessee resource.

 

CoverRX offers prescription coverage and this may be an option for the uninsured and/or residents who lack prescription insurance coverage on their plans. Or it cover people living in poverty. Over 200 medications may be offered, including certain mental health drugs, diabetic supplies, and insulin. Telephone number is 888-560-2649, or find additional prescription medications for the uninsured.

 

Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening Program will offer pap tests, exams, and mammograms free of charge to qualified women in Tennessee. Referrals to specialists at clinics or hospitals may be provided if needed. Call 877-969-6636.

 

PCIP or the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan is health insurance for those denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions and who are currently uninsured. Beneficiaries have a few different plans to choose from with different fee and coverage structures in place. Telephone number is 866-717-5826

Tennessee’s state-funded primary care safety net includes over 200 clinics and care delivery sites operated by LHDs, FQHCs, and CFBCs. Tennessee’s state-funded primary care safety net focuses on services that help uninsured adults age 19- 64 avoid more costly hospitalizations. Each type of primary care safety net provider — local health departments, community health centers, and community- and faith-based clinics — have unique missions, revenue sources, and service capacities. State funding for the primary care safety net comes through the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH). Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Community and Faith based Clinics (CFBCs) receive dedicated primary care safety net funding, while local health departments (LHDs) use money from the general operating budgets they receive though TDH.

 

Tennessee’s state-funded primary care safety net focuses on services that help uninsured patients avoid more costly hospitalizations. Services include preventive care, chronic disease management, and limited dental care. State funding also supports 4 regional “Project Access” programs that help coordinate specialty or diagnostic care through, for example, charitable or volunteer care resources and partnerships.

 

Project Access network. State funding also supports 4 regional “Project Access” programs that help coordinate specialty or diagnostic care through, for example, charitable or volunteer care resources and partnerships. The 4 networks, which all receive state safety net funding, include

  • Project Access Nashville
  • Appalachian Mountain Project Access
  • Hamilton County Project Access
  • Knox County Project Access

 

Middle Tennessee

The Nashville Consortium of Safety Net Providers was created through memorandums of agreement between all existing primary care safety net providers and six of the nine hospitals in Nashville and the Metro Public Health Department of Nashville and Davidson County (MPHD). The purpose of the Consortium was to provide access to appropriate level of care for the uninsured population of Nashville through the establishment of a system of information and care coordination. By September 2001 the Consortium had expanded to include all dental care, mental health care, and substance abuse care safety net providers. Eventually, all nine hospitals in Nashville also became members. Complete listing of SNCMT clinics

 

Faith Family Medical Clinic
326 21st Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 341-0808

 

Faith Family Medical Clinic is a primary care medical clinic serving uninsured working people and their families in the greater Nashville area. The emphasis of care is healing the whole person – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Services for health care are provided by appointment only. They also offer diagnostic lab testing, physical therapy, individual and/or family counseling. English and Spanish are the languages spoken. Fees are determined by a sliding fee scale based on the annual gross income and the number of people in the family. A photo ID and proof of income is required to receive any services. The eligibility requirements are that you are uninsured resident of Davidson County, working at least 20 hours per week or a full-time student or receiving unemployment benefits. Spouse and dependents are also eligible for care.

 

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center
1035 14th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 327-9400

 

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center is a private, non-profit healthcare agency that takes pride in providing comprehensive care for our patients, including primary, specialty, dental and ancillary medical services. Through our various services and multiple locations, we provide a one-stop shop approach to healthcare. We offer our patients a comprehensive “medical home.” Our quality standards, approach to customer service, and systems for health promotion, chronic disease management and dental care are directly tied to our goals for reducing socioeconomic, racial and ethnic barriers to healthcare in the Middle Tennessee community. We provide high quality health care services for all age groups. Our highly trained physicians and clinical staff provide caring, convenient services tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals and families.

 

The Clinic at Mercury Courts
411 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 259-5124

 

The Clinic at Mercury Courts is a Nurse Managed Health Center established by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in collaboration with Urban Housing Solution, a not for profit housing organizations providing affordable, permanent housing for low income and recently homeless individuals and families. Our ongoing goal is to provide a stabilizing influence for this often neglected and overlooked part of the Nashville community while also educating our next generation of healthcare providers. We are accomplishing this by utilizing a holistic and collaborative healthcare model incorporating the disciplines of nursing, medicine, pharmacy, social service and the individual as equal partners on the healthcare team. For more information from the clinic and links to our continuously updated Facebook page, visit our websites here and here.

 

Mercy Community Healthcare
1113 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 319, Franklin, TN 37203
(615) 790-0567

 

Mercy Community Healthcare exists to reflect the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing excellent healthcare for all and support to their families. Mercy Community Healthcare is known for its comprehensive, compassionate treatment and is committed to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of both its patients and the community. No one is too old, too young, too rich, or too poor to receive care from Mercy’s experienced medical team, and most importantly, no one is turned away because of their inability to pay. For more information about Mercy Community Healthcare and our complete list of services, please visit our website here.

 

Meharry Medical Group
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard, Nashville TN 37208
(615) 327-5572

 

Meharry Medical Group is a physician practice of specialists, sub-specialists, and primary care physicians who care for patients in the Metropolitan Nashville Community. The faculty-practice plan serves the medical faculty who serve under the auspices of the Meharry Medical College, whose mission includes education, research, patient care, and community service. The vision of the Meharry Medical Group is to become a leading provider in the Metropolitan Nashville Community offering quality health care to all.

 

Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
1818 Albion Street, Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 341-4000

 

Nashville General Hospital at Meharry is a publicly supported, academically affiliated, community-based hospital. We are committed to providing excellent healthcare regardless of age, race, creed, gender, sexual preference or ability to pay. With the alliance of Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University, the medical staff and our employees provide comprehensive, compassionate, acute care services to those in need.

 

Saint Thomas Family Health Centers
South Clinic, 4929 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 222-1400

 

West Clinic, 5201n Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 222-1900

 

The Saint Thomas Family Health Centers – South and West Clinics – are committed to providing high-quality primary care to uninsured and underinsured adults and children. We serve your community and we are open to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Our clinics offer a range of low-cost and sliding-scale services including general medicine, care for chronic conditions, prenatal care, and mental health services.

 

Siloam Family Health Center
820 Gale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 298-5406

 

Siloam Family Health Center was established as a neighborhood clinic designed to address not only physical needs, but also the emotional and spiritual needs of patients with limited resources who suffer due to a lack of health insurance. Today it serves uninsured people from all over Nashville and the surrounding areas. Patients are asked to participate in their health care by making a contribution depending on the services provided and their financial ability. No one is ever turned away because they cannot afford to contribute to the ministry. Siloam does not bill patients or file insurance.

 

Neighborhood Health
Administration
711 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 620-8647 (UNHS)

 

Neighborhood Health Services is dedicated to improving the health of our community by eliminating barriers to care and serving as a healthcare home without regard to ability to pay. Neighborhood Health Services is a private, non-profit network of primary care clinics and health programs. Neighborhood Health is based in Nashville. Neighborhood residents are community leaders on the Neighborhood Board of Directors which remains, as in the beginning, a Board in which the majority are consumers. Neighborhood Health is dedicated to building a community that guarantees that everyone, without regard to their income or insurance, has quality health care that meets their individual needs. Through its eight neighborhood clinics, 1 public housing clinic, 5 school clinics, homeless clinic, 2 mobile clinics and one multi-county clinic in Hartsville, Tenn., Neighborhood Health has grown to be the “family doctor” for over 31,000 children and adults.

 

University Community Health Services
Multiple sites and house call services
(615) 983-8247 (UCHS)

 

Since 1991, University Community Health Services has addressed the financial, cultural, and language barriers that prevent access to health care. As a not-for-profit charitable organization, we provide affordable and quality primary medical, dental and behavioral health care, along with pharmacy services at our Federally Qualified Health Care (FQHC) clinics, and workplace primary care services to private and public employers. UCHS is dedicated to helping our patients achieve their best health so they can live full and active lives. We offer high quality, affordable care for you and your loved ones. Our mission is to provide accessible, affordable, holistic healthcare to patients across the lifespan with a special focus on vulnerable populations within a financially sustainable delivery model. Further, UCHS supports health professional’s education and clinical and health services research.

 

Middle Tennessee Oral Health Coalition
1271 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-4790

 

The Oral Health Coalition’s mission is to improve the oral health and therefore the overall health of the dentally under-served in Middle Tennessee by bringing together providers, public sector agencies, academia and community-based organizations to advocate, build capacity, collaborate and coordinate service efforts. Its website includes a list of safety net dental providers hours, contact info and services. The directory includes services found in middle Tennessee and a statewide listing.

 

Salvus Center
556 Hartsville Pike, Suite 200, Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 451-0038

 

Salvus Center is a faith-based center that seeks to reclaim the Biblical and historical commitment to care for those who are sick and in need so they might experience wholeness, wellness and healing.

 

Centerstone
1101 Sixth Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37208
615-463-6600

 

Centerstone is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based behavioral healthcare, offering a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and intellectual and developmental disabilities services in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. In 2013, we served 84,000 individuals and families. Our mission is to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction.

 

Project Access Nashville (PAN) connects the uninsured to primary care safety net clinics that serve patients based on their ability to pay. The network of providers offers and 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 needs based on location, hours of operation, language and charges. Project Access Nashville can also help you find dental care and provide information on local mental health providers that serve the uninsured.

 

PAN is a collaborative effort between the Nashville Academy of Medicine, the Metro Public Health Department and the Family & Children’s Service. You can register for health care by calling (615) 313-9972 (Health Assist), or if you would like to choose a clinic by having an in-person conversation with Project Access Nashville staff, you can visit us at Lentz Public Health Center in Room 117.

 

EAST TENNESSEE

 

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
    • Cherokee Health Systems
  • Community and Faith based clinics
  • County Health Departments
  • County Hospitals

 

WEST TENNESSEE

 

The Memphis safety net consists of a patchwork of providers that includes

  • The Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The Med)
  • Shelby County Health Department
  • Ten (10) Health Loop clinics operated by both the County Health Department and The Med
  • Church Health Center
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
    • Cherokee Health System
    • Memphis
    • Christ Community Clinic
  • A faith-based clinic system
  • University of Tennessee Dental School

 

Tennessee Charitable Care Network

Central Tennessee

*Siloam Health Medical 615.921.6115 2717 Murfreesboro Pike, STE A Antioch 37013
STMP Hickman Clinic Medical 931.729.3091 150 East Swan St. Centerville 37033
Good Samaritan Ministry Medical& Dental 931.645.1795 346 Union St. Clarksville 37040
Dickson Community Clinic Medical 615 441-1486 114 Hwy 70 East, Ste. A-5 Dickson 35055
Salvus Center Medical 615.274.6207 556 Hartsville Pk., Ste. 200 Gallatin 37066
Helping Hands of Tennessee Dental 731.736.4005 1408 N. Highland Ave. Jackson 38301
Health Management, West Tennessee Healthcare Medical 731-541-5000 101 Jackson Walk Plaza Jackson 38301
STMP Good Samaritan Family Health Center Medical 931.474.1224 140 Votec Drive Ste. 4 McMinnville 37209
Charis Health Center** Medical 615.773.5785 2620 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. Mt. Juliet 37122
*Charis Health Center Mobile Clinic Medical 615.444.2627 Main: 2620 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. Mt. Juliet 37122
*Charis Health Center Satellite Clinic Medical 615.444.2627 9000 Stewarts Ferry Pike Mt. Juliet 37122
STMP Saint Louise Family Medicine Center Medical 615.396.6620 1020 No. Highland Ave., Ste. A Murfreesboro 37130
*Interfaith Dental Rutherford County Dental 615.225.4141 210 Robert Rose Dr Murfreesboro 37129
Faith Family Medical Center Medical 615.649.3030 326 21st Ave. North Nashville 37203
Interfaith Dental* Dental 615.942.1236 600 Hill Avenue, Suite 101 Nashville 37210
Medical Foundation of of Nashville, Project
Access Nashville
Coordination of
Care
615.712.6237 28 White Bridge Road, Suite 400 Nashville 37205
Rod Bragg Music City PrEP Clinic Medical 615.469.1065 PO Box 68169 Nashville 37206
Siloam Health* Medical 615.921.6115 820 Gale Lane Nashville 37204
STMP Family Health Center West Medical 615.222.1900 5201 Charlotte Pk., Ste. 205 Nashville 37209
STMP Holy Family Health Center Medical 615.222.1407 4928 Edmonson Pk., Ste. 205 Nashville 37211
STMP Maplewood High School Medical 615.222.1900 401B Walton Lane Nashville 37216
STMP UT IM Center Medical 615.284.5185 316 22nd Ave. North Nashville 37203
STMP UT OB/Gyn Clinic Medical 615.284.2988 2010 Church St., Ste 201 Nashville 37203
Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic Medical & Dental 865.774.0066 312 Prince St. Sevierville 37862
Community Clinic of Shelbyville & Bedford Medical 931.684.6772 200 Dover St., Ste. 203 Shelbyville 37160
Giving Smiles Dental 615.714.3787 5226 Main St Ste. C-6 Spring Hill 37174
Partners for Healing Medical 931.455.5014 109 West Blackwell St. Tullahoma 37388

West Tennessee

Church Health Center Medical & Dental 901.701.2038 1350 Concourse Ave., Ste. 142 Memphis 38104
Compassion Neighborhood Clinic Medical 901.219.1332 531 South McLean Memphis 38104
Wellness and Stress Clinic of Memphis Medical 520.239.6079 3885 Tchulahoma Rd. Memphis 38104
Reelfoot Dental & Vision Clinic Dental 731.538.9970 6923 Minnick Elbridge Rd. Obion 38240

East Tennessee

Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic Medical & Dental 931.692.2229 19592 State Hwy 56 Beersheba Springs 37305
Crossroads Medical Mission Medical 276.466.1600 300 W. Valley Drive Bristol 24201
Healing Hands Health Center Medical & Dental 423.652.2516 245 Midway Medical Park Bristol 37620
Hamilton County Project Access Coordination of 423.622.2872 1917 E. Third St. Chattanooga 37404
LifeSpring Community Health Medical 423.624.4846 1042 East 3rd Street, Suite 103 Chattanooga 37403
Purpose Point Community Health Medical 423-541-5950 2800 N. Chamberlain Avenue Chattanooga 37406
Volunteers in Medicine Medical 423.580.1646 5705 Marlin Rd., Ste. 1400 Chattanooga 37411
Church Hill Free Medical Clinic Medical 423.256.2408 401 Richmond St. Church Hill 37642
Karis Dental Clinic Dental 423.457.8024 254 Broad. St. SW Cleveland 37311
*Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge Harriman Medical 865.483.3904 521 Devonia St. Harriman 37748
Joining Hands Health Center Medical & Dental 865.471.5525 1413 Russell Ave. Jefferson City 37760
Appalachian Mountain Project Access Coordination of Care 423.232.6700 926 W Oakland Ave Johnson City 37604
Keystone Dental Clinic Dental 423.557.4860 603 Bert St., Box 12 Johnson City 37601
Friends In Need Medical & Dental 423.246.0010 1105 West Stone Drive Kingsport 37660
Providence Medical Clinic Medical 423.251.1586 441 Clay St. Kingsport 37660
InterFaith Health Clinic Medical & Dental 865.546.7330 315 Gill Ave. Knoxville 37917
Knoxville Area Project Access Coordination of Care 865.531.2766 115 Suburban Rd. Knoxville 37923
Saint Mary’s Legacy Clinic Medical 865.212.5570 10919 Carmichael Knoxville 37932
*Good Samaritan Ctr Loudon County, Lenior City Dental 865.986.1777 119 A Street Lenior City 37771
Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County* Dental 865.458.5541 505 Mulberry Street Loudon 37774
Trinity Health Ministries Dental 865.681.0770 1127 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Maryville 37804
First Love on Main St. Medical 423.273.0300 225 W. Main St. Morristown 37814
Helping Hands Clinic of Morristown Medical 423.586-1928 1111 Watercrest St. Morristown 37814
Free Medical Clinic Oak Ridge* Medical 865.483.3904 116 East Division Rd. Oak Ridge 37830
Scott Christian Care Center Medical 423.569.2450 19218 Alberta St. Oneida 37841
Smiles, Inc. Dental 423.228.3077 P.O. Box 248 S. Pittsburg 37380
Servolution Health Services Medical & Dental 931.815.6400 181 Powell Valley School Lane Speedwell 37870

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and its community mental health provider partners are excited to expand the state’s Behavioral Health Safety Net to uninsured children. The program offers an array of essential mental health services for uninsured Tennessee children age three to 17. Services are available for family incomes at or below 138 percent Federal Poverty Level. Services available through the Children’s BHSN include assessment and evaluation, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, case management, transportation, family support services, medication management, and pharmacy assistance and coordination. A total of 14 community mental health centers with 136 locations statewide are participating in the program.

 

East Tennessee

 

 

  • Frontier Health
    • Main Number: (423) 467-3600
    • General Information: (855) 336-9327
    • Crisis Line (With a Mobile Crisis Team Serving Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties in Tennessee): (877) 928-9062 or (423) 467-3600
    • Crisis Line (Lee County, Virginia): (276) 346-3590
    • Crisis Line (Scott County, Virginia): (276) 225-0976
    • Crisis Line (Wise County, Virginia): (276) 523-8300
    • Crisis Walk-In Center (208 E. Unaka Ave, Johnson City): (877) 928-9062
    • Outpatient Mental Health Office Locations:
      • Behavioral Respite Services (Johnson City): (423) 926-1595
      • Bristol Regional Counseling Center (Bristol): (423) 989-4500
      • Charlotte Taylor Center (Elizabethton): (423) 547-5950
      • Church Street Pavilion (Greenville): (423) 639-3213
      • Crisis Stabilization Unit (Johnson City): (877) 928-9062
      • Erwin Mental Health Center (Erwin): (423) 743-1470
      • Hancock County Mental Health Clinic (Sneedville): (423) 733-2216
      • Hawkins County Mental Health Center (Rogersville): (423) 272-9239
      • Holston Children and Youth Services (Kingsport): (423) 224-1000
      • Holston Counseling Center (Kingsport): (423) 224-1300
      • Johnson County Counseling Center (Mountain City): (423) 727-2100
      • Lee County Behavioral Health Services (Jonesville, VA): (276) 346-3590
      • Nolachuckey-Holston Area Mental Health Center (Greeneville): (423) 639-1104
      • Scott County Behavioral Health Services (Weber City, VA): (276) 225-0976
      • Tennessee Community Support Services (Bristol): (423) 989-4558
      • Watauga Behavioral Health Services (Johnson City): (423) 232-2600
      • Wise County Behavioral Health Services (Big Stone Gap, VA): (276) 523-8300

 

 

  • Mental Health Cooperative
    • General Information: (615) 726-3340
    • Intake: (615) 743-1555 or (866) 816-0433
    • Crisis Line (With a Mobile Crisis Team Serving Davidson County): (615) 726-0125 or (855) 274-7471
    • Crisis Walk-In Center (275 Cumberland Bend, Suite 237, Nashville): (615) 726-0125
    • Outpatient Mental Health Office Locations in East Tennessee:
      • Chattanooga (Serving Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, Meigs, Rhea, and Sequatchie Counties): (423) 697-5950 or (423) 697-5953
      • Cleveland (Serving Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk Counties): (423) 728-6400 or (423) 728-6021

 

  • Peninsula
    • Appointment and Crisis Line: (865) 970-9800
    • Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health Locations:
      • Peninsula Hospital (Louisville): (865) 970-9800
      • Blount Outpatient Center (Maryville): (865) 970-9800
      • Knox Outpatient Center (Knoxville): (865) 970-9800
      • Loudon Outpatient Center (Lenoir City): (865) 970-9800
      • Sevier Outpatient Center (Sevierville): (865) 970-9800

 

 

 

Middle Tennessee

 

 

 

  • Mental Health Cooperative
    • General Information: (615) 726-3340
    • Intake: (615) 743-1555 or (866) 816-0433
    • Crisis Line (With a Mobile Crisis Team Serving Davidson County): (615) 726-0125 or (855) 274-7471
    • Crisis Walk-In Center (275 Cumberland Bend, Suite 237, Nashville): (615) 726-0125
    • Outpatient Mental Health Office Locations in Middle Tennessee:
      • Nashville Metro Center (Serving Davidson, Cheatham, and Williamson Counties): (615) 726-3340 or (615) 743-1687 (Integrated Health Clinic)
      • Antioch (Serving Davidson, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties): (615) 365-3160
      • Clarksville (Serving Montgomery and Stewart Counties): (931) 645-5440 or (866) 716-0047
      • Columbia (Serving Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Maury, and Williamson Counties): (931) 380-3449 or (866) 790-8848
      • Cookeville (Serving Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White Counties): (931) 646-5600
      • Dickson (Serving Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, and Parry Counties): (615) 446-3061 or (888) 844-2005
      • Gallatin (Serving Macon, Robertson, Sumner, Trousdale, and Wilson Counties): (615) 230-9663 or (888) 882-8696
      • Murfreesboro (Serving Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Rutherford, Warren, and Wilson Counties): (615) 904-6490 or (877) 405-0551

 

 

West Tennessee

 

  • Alliance Healthcare Services
    • Main Line: (901) 369-1400
    • Access Line: (901) 369-1410
    • Crisis Line (With a Mobile Crisis Team Serving Shelby County): (901) 577-9400
    • Crisis Walk-In Center (951 Court Avenue, Memphis): (901) 577-9400
    • Outpatient Mental Health Office Locations(All in Memphis):
      • Court Avenue: (901) 259-8913
      • Douglass Avenue: (901) 369-1480
      • Summer Avenue: (901) 452-6941
      • Whitney Avenue: (901) 353-5440
      • Winchester Road: (901) 369-1400
      • Peabody Avenue: (901) 707-6861

 

  • Carey Counseling Center
    • Access Line: (800) 611-7757
    • Crisis Line (With a Mobile Crisis Team Serving Benton, Carroll, Gibson, and Henry Counties): (800) 353-9918
    • Outpatient Mental Health Office Locations:
      • Camden: (731) 584-6999
      • Huntingdon: (731) 986-4411
      • Martin: (731) 480-0011
      • McKenzie: (731) 352-3050
      • Paris: (731) 642-0521
      • Trenton: (731) 855-2871
      • Union City: (731) 885-8810

 

 

  • Cherokee Health Systems
    • Appointments: (866) 231-4477
    • Crisis Line (With a Mobile Crisis Team Serving Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson and Union Counties): (800) 826-6881 or (423) 586-5074
    • Crisis Walk-In Center (815 West Fifth North Street, Morristown): (423) 586-5074 or (855) 602-1082
    • Outpatient Mental Health Office Locations in West Tennessee:
      • Frayser (Shelby County): (901) 302-4361

 

 

  • Pathways Behavioral Health Services
    • Appointments: (800) 587-3854
    • Information: (731) 541-5000 or (731) 541-8200
    • Crisis Line (With a Mobile Crisis Team Serving Crockett, Dyer, Haywood, Henderson, Lake, Madison, Obion, and Weakley Counties): (800) 372-0693
    • Crisis Walk-In Center (238 Summar Drive, Jackson): (731) 541-8258
    • Outpatient Mental Health Office Locations:
      • Dyer County Office (Dyersburg): (731) 285-1393
      • Gibson County Office (Milan): (731) 723-1327
      • Haywood County Office (Brownsville): (731) 772-4685
      • Henderson County Office (Lexington): (731) 968-8197
      • Summar Drive Office (Jackson): (731) 541-8200
      • Obion County Office (Union City): (731) 885-9333

 

  • Professional Care Services
    • Appointments: (844) 727-2778
    • Crisis Line (Fayette, Lauderdale, and Tipton Counties): (800) 353-9918
    • Crisis Line (Dyer and Haywood Counties): (800) 372-0693
    • Outpatient Mental Health Office Locations:
      • Brownsville: (731) 772-9002
      • Covington: (901) 476-8967
      • Dyersburg: (731) 287-1794
      • Millington: (901) 873-0305
      • Ripley: (731) 635-3968
      • Somerville: (901) 465-9831

 

  • Quinco Community Mental Health Center
    • General Information: (731) 658-6113
    • Access Line: (800) 532-6339
    • Crisis Line (With a Mobile Crisis Team Serving Chester, Decatur, Hardin, Hardeman, and McNairy Counties): (800) 467-2515
    • Outpatient Mental Health Office Locations:
      • Chester County Center (Henderson): (731) 989-3401
      • Decatur County Center (Decaturville): (731) 852-3112
      • Hardeman County Center (Bolivar): (731) 658-6113
      • Hardin County Center (Savannah): (731) 925-1022
      • Henderson County Center (Lexington): (731) 967-8803
      • Madison County Center (Jackson): (731) 664-2111
      • McNairy County Center (Selmer): (731) 645-5753

CENTRAL TENNESSEE

 

  • COOKEVILLE RESCUE MISSION: 931-520-7003 http://cookevillerescuemission.org/

1331 South Jefferson, Cookeville, TN 38501 Hours: Mondays, 5:30pm

Services are provided for free to Rescue Mission residents and resident staff members and for those in the community who cannot afford regular dental care, extractions are offered at $90. Please call to make an appointment.

 

  • DICKSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: 615-446-2839

301st. End Avenue Dickson, TN 37055 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 am

Serving Dickson and surrounding counties / Provides comprehensive dental care for children age 20 and under on sliding scale fees/ Adults seen for emergency extractions only (up to 2 per day; call for an appointment at 8am) / By appointment / Accepts TennCare and uninsured for patients age 20 and under /Adults charged a minimum of $5, then sliding scale fees

 

  • GOOD SAMARITAN CLINIC: 931-648-2444

346 Union St./Clarksville, TN 37040 Hours: Varies depending on availability of volunteer/call for appointment

Serving all counties ages 18 & up only/Non-profit clinic by volunteer dentists/Free clinic/Extractions only/no 3rd molars

 

  • INTERFAITH DENTAL CLINIC: 615-329-4790

600 Hill Avenue, Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37210 Hours: Mon. – Wed. 8 – 4 pm, Thurs. 8 – 7:30 pm, Fri. 8 – 12 pm

Counties served: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson- All ages

Provides comprehensive dental care to low-income, working, uninsured people, their children and the elderlyNon-profit clinic/volunteer dental providers / Program by application (provide proof of employment unless you are age 65 or older, proof of address, NO insurance) / Fees based on income and payment due at time of service / By appointment only after approval of application / Accepts TennCare for patients age 20 and under

 

  • INTERFAITH DENTAL CLINIC OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY: 615-225-4141

210 Robert Rose Dr. Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Hours: Mon. – Wed. 8 – 4 pm, Thurs. 8 – 7:30 pm, Fri. 8 – 12 pm

Counties served: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson- All ages

Provides comprehensive dental care to low-income, working, uninsured people,their children and the elderly

Non-profit clinic/volunteer dental providers / Program by application (provide proof of employment unless you are age 65 or older, proof of address, NO insurance) / Fees based on income and payment due at time of service / By appointment only after approval of application

 

  • LENTZ PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 615-340-5601

2500 Charlotte Ave. , Nashville, TN 37209 Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 3:30 pm

For Davidson county residents – children up to age 21. Limited adult emergency care is also available. TennCare is accepted, and for those who do not have TennCare, a sliding scale fee scheduled based on income and number of people in household is available. Non-profit government clinic / Sliding fee scale / By appointment only

 

  • MATTHEW WALKER COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER NASHVILLE: 615-327-9400

1035 14th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208 Hours: Mon.– Friday 8am- 5pm

Serving all counties and all ages / Non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center / Sliding fee scale for the uninsured / All major insurance accepted including TennCare for patients age 20 and under /Walk-ins accepted daily on a 1st come, 1st serve basis before 8 am / Comprehensive dental services provided / No IV sedation / No orthodontics

 

  • MATTHEW WALKER COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER CLARKSVILLE: 931-920-5000

230 Dover Rd., Clarksville, TN 37042 Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 5 pm

Serving all counties / Serving adults & some children / Non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center / Sliding fee scale for the uninsured/All major insurance accepted including TennCare for patients age 20 and under/Walk-ins accepted daily on a 1st come, 1st serve basis starting at 7:30 am / Comprehensive dental services provided

 

  • MEHARRY GPR DENTAL CLINIC: 615-327-6297

1005 D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208 Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 8 am – 5:00 pm

Serving all counties / Appointment required / Walk-ins hours Mon. – Thurs. 8 am – 9 am & 1pm -2 pm / Reduced fees/Accepts most insurance including TennCare for patients age 20 and under/Comprehensive dental services provided except Orthodontics/Dental residents provide care / Emergency Appointments – must call first

 

  • MEHARRY ORAL SURGERY CLINIC: 615-327-6844

1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville, TN 37208 Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8:00am – 4:30pm

Serves all counties / Reduced fees / Accepts most insurance including TennCare for patients age 20 and under / Extractions/implants/IV sedation

 

  • MEHARRY SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY STUDENT CLINIC: 615-327-6669

1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd./Nashville, TN 37208 Hours: Appointments at 8:00 am & 1:00 pm

Emergency walk ins from 8:00am -11:00 am & 1:00pm-3:00pm Serving all counties ages 2 & up / Reduced fees (1/3 of private practice fees) / Accepts insurance and TennCare for patients age 20 and under / Students provide comprehensive dental services / Emergency care available at Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital @ Meharry: call 615-341-4357 for Davidson County residents only

 

  • MOBILE MEDICAL DENTAL UNIT

Ministry extension of Brentwood Baptist Church, offers dental extractions and medical screenings, does not take appointments but partners with local churches and organizations through special events, for more details visit www.medicaldentalunit.com

 

  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: 931-648-5747

330 Pageant Lane, Clarksville, TN 37040 Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Serving Montgomery and surrounding counties / Provides comprehensive dental care for children age 20 and under on sliding scale fees/ Adults seen for emergency extractions only (up to 2 per day; call for an appointment at 8am) / By appointment / Accepts TennCare and uninsured for patients age 20 and under /Adults charged a minimum of $5, then sliding scale fees

 

  • NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH @ CLEVELAND PARK
  • NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH @ NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION
  • NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH @ EAST SIDE
  • NEIGHBORDHOOD HEALTH @ NAPIER PLACE
  • NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH @ LEBANAON NeighborhoodHealthTN.org All Locations: 615-227-3000

Cleveland: 1223 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207

East: 905 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206

Napier: 107 Charles E. Davis Blvd. North, Nash, TN 37210

Lebanon: 217 E. High Street, Lebanon, TN 37087

Mission: 639 Lafayette Street, Nash, TN 37203

Serving all counties age 3 and up/ Private Non-profit Organization

Discounted fees for those without dental insurance based on family size and income

Accept private insurance or TennCare for patients age 20 and under

By appointment , Comprehensive dental services provided, No oral surgery; No orthodontics

Limited number of emergency care or same day visits based on first come first serve 8-10 am and 1-2 pm as possible

 

  • REMINGTON COLLEGE DENTAL HYGIENE: 615-493-9398

441 Donelson Pike Suite 150, Nashville, TN 37214 Hours: Mon-Thurs. (During school Semester Only)

Serving All counties All ages / Adult appointments $23.00 for full cleaning but have monthly specials / By appointment Only / No Walk-Ins/Procedures include: Cleanings, Scalings, Xrays

 

  • ROBERTSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: 615-384-0208

806 S. Brown St./ Springfield, TN 37172 Hours: Mon- Fri 8am-4:30pm

Serving Robertson and surrounding counties; patients age 21 and under /Dentist only available Thurs. and Fri. / Sliding fee scale

Accepts TennCare only / Provides basic services / Must call first for walk-ins

 

  • RUTHERFORD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: 615-898-7880

100 W. Burton St./ Murfreesboro, TN 37130 Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Serving Rutherford and surrounding counties / Provides comprehensive dental care for children age 20 and under on sliding scale fees/ Adults seen for emergency extractions only (up to 2 per day; call for an appointment at 8am) / By appointment / Accepts TennCare and uninsured for patients age 20 and under /Adults charged a minimum of $5, then sliding scale fees

 

  • SALVUS CENTER, INC. DENTAL CLINIC/HOPE Clinic: 615-644-GRIN (4746)

1005 Union School Road, Gallatin, TN 37066 Hours: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Serving those in Sumner County – all ages/non-profit clinic / All dental services/By appointment only

Fees based on income/payment due at time of service/sliding fee scale

Hours: Mon-Friday 8-5

 

  • STEWART COUNTY COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER: 931-232-5329

1021 Spring Street, Dover, TN 37058 Hours: Mon–Wed & Friday, 7:30am – 4:30pm; Thursdays – 7:30am – 7:30pm

Federally Qualified Health Center

Accepts the insured, uninsured, and TennCare. Sliding fee scale available, based upon income.

 

  • THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER: 931-670-8318

7723 Clearview Lane, Suite 200, Lyles, TN 37098 Hours: Monday – Thursdays, 7:00am – 5:00pm

Federally Qualified Health Center

Accepts the insured, uninsured, and TennCare. Sliding fee scale available, based upon income.

 

  • TRIAX DENTAL, LLC: 615-915-6090

654 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

We provide comprehensive dental care including oral and IV sedation to Developmentally Disabled Adults ages 18 and above. We provide these services inside modern, state of the art mobile dental units. Contact Jason Taylor at 615-915-6106 for more information.

 

  • TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY DEPT. OF DENTAL HYGIENE: 615-963-5791

3500 John A. Merritt Blvd./Nashville, TN 37209

Hours: Vary per semester: Fall: 9 am – 11:30 am Mon. and Wed. /Spring: 9 am – 11:30 am &

1 pm – 4:15 pm Mon. and Wed. / Summer: Tues. and Thurs. afternoons for June

Serving all counties/ Cleanings, x-rays, sealants and deep cleaning only at reduced fees

Patient must be available for a minimum of 4 to 5 visits as this work is done by students for a grade Patient must commit to multiple appointments. Call for an appointment / Accepts no dental insurance / Accepts ages 4 and up

 

  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: 615-794-1542

1324 West Main St./Franklin, TN 37064 Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Serving Williamson and surrounding counties / Provides comprehensive dental care for children age 20 and under on sliding scale fees/ Adults seen for emergency extractions only (up to 2 per day; call for an appointment at 8am) / By appointment / Accepts TennCare and uninsured for patients age 20 and under /Adults charged a minimum of $5, then sliding scale fees

 

  • WILSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: 615-443-2021

927 E. Baddour Parkway/ Lebanon, TN 37087 Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Serving Wilson and surrounding counties / Provides comprehensive dental care for children age 20 and under on sliding scale fees/ Adults seen for emergency extractions only (up to 2 per day; call for an appointment at 8am) / By appointment / Accepts TennCare and uninsured for patients age 20 and under /Adults charged a minimum of $5, then sliding scale fees

For dental appointments call 615. 461.5551

East Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA-HAMILITON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT:423-209-8100

Homeless Health Care Center, 921 E. Third St., Chattanooga, TN 37403

Federally Qualified Health Center

Accepts the insured, uninsured, and TennCare. Sliding fee scale available, based upon income.

 

SMILES, INC: 423-228-3077

107 East 10th Street (In the Armory) South Pittsburg, TN 37058

Call for more information

 

SOUTHSIDE/DODSON AVENUE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER – Hamilton County: 423-778-2800

1200 Dodson Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Federally Qualified Health Center\Accepts the insured, uninsured, and TennCare. Sliding fee scale available, based upon income.

 

  1. WILLIAM ROY DENTAL CLINIC: 423-698-3178

Hope for the Inner City, 1800 Roanoke Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Uninsured, Low-income individuals and families can apply in person Monday – Thursdays, 9-5 & Patient Intake is Fridays 8am – 1pm

East Tennessee:

 

CHEROKEE HEALTH SYSTEMS (Maynardville – Union County): 865-992-3849 www.cherokeehealth.com

4330 Maynardville Highway, Maynardville, TN 37807

Federally Qualified Health Center / Accepts the insured, uninsured, and TennCare. Sliding fee scale available, based upon income.

 

COOKEVILLE RESCUE MISSION: 931-520-7003

1331 South Jefferson, Cookeville, TN 38501 Hours: Mondays, 5:30pm

Services are provided for free to Rescue Mission residents and resident staff members and are offered at minimal cost to those in the community who cannot afford regular dental care.

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH OF EAST TENNESSEE (Formerly REACHS, Inc.): 423-562-1156 Website: www.REACHS.org

502 W. Central Ave. Suite 1/La Follette, TN 37766 Hours: Mon.–Wed. 8 am – 5 pm/Thurs. 8 am – 8 pm/Fri. 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Counties served: Campbell and surrounding / Most insurance accepted; sliding fee scale

 

INTERFAITH HEALTH CENTER: 865-846-7330 fax: 865-546-6643

315 Gill Avenue/Knoxville, TN 37917

Sliding Fee Scale / Serving all Tennessee Residents / Must be working / Uninsured only

Comprehensive dental care and health services / Patients must have no medical insurance and are not eligible for TennCare

 

KARIS DENTAL CLINIC: 423-457-8024

254 Broad Street SW, Cleveland, TN 37311 Hours: Varies. Open 4 days a week. Call to inquire.

Provides dental screenings, extractions, fillings, limited crowns, limited dentures and partials, and cleanings for Bradley County residents who have no dental insurance and live at the poverty level or below.

 

KEYSTONE DENTAL CARE, Inc. ETSU Community Partnership Center: 423-232-7919

603 Bert Street/ Johnson City, TN 37601 Hours: Varies by available volunteers

Serving all East Tennessee / 21 and up / Uninsured only / No emergency care

 

MORGAN COUNTY HELATH COUNCIL, Inc.: 423-346-6201 ext. 24

224 Old Mill Rd./ Wartburg, TN 37887 Hours: Varies

Serving all persons within Morgan County / Sliding fees/eligibility required / Emergency care provided only on referral basis

 

MOUNTAIN HOPE GOOD SHEPHERD CLINIC: 865-774-7684 www.mountainhope.org

312 Prince Street/ Sevierville, TN 37862 Hours: By appointment only/ waiting list

Serving all Sevierville patients / Sliding Scale Fees / Uninsured only

 

RURAL HEALTH SERVICES CONSORTIUM

Sneedville Medical Center – Hancock County – 423-733-2131

P.O. Box 658, 1861 Main Street, Sneedville, TN 37869

Federally Qualified Health Center/Accepts the insured, uninsured, and TennCare. Sliding fee scale available, based upon income.

 

Mountain City Medical Center – Johnson County – 423-727-6319

P.O. Box 670, 222 Oak Street, Mountain City, TN 37683

Federally Qualified Health Center/Accepts the insured, uninsured, and TennCare. Sliding fee scale available, based upon income.

 

SERVOLUTION HEALTH SERVICES: 276-445-1067 www.servolutionhealthservices.org

245 School Road, Speedwell, TN 37870 Hours: Two Mondays per month, 8am – 2pm

Faith based clinic that provides comprehensive dental services/ Uninsured/Pre-qualification screening/Must meet financial poverty guidelines/Sliding fee scale

 

TRINITY HEALTH MINISTRIES DENTAL CLINIC: 865-681-0770

1127 East Lamar Alexander Parkway/ Maryville, TN 37804 Hours: Mon. and Tues. 8am-5pm appointment only

Blount County / Proof of residence required / Emergency and Uninsured / Walks-Ins not accepted / Uninsured only

 

UPPER CUMBERLAND PRIMARY CARE RURAL HEALTH – Putnam County: 931-646-7506

1100 England Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501

Federally Qualified Health Center/Accepts the insured, uninsured, and TennCare. Sliding fee scale available, based upon income.

 

VOLUNTEER MINISTRY CENTER – 865-524-3926

511 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917 Hours: Appointments at 9 am & 1 pm

Serving Knox County / For homeless with no I.D

Northeast Tennessee:

 

HEALING HANDS HEALTH CENTER: 423-652-0260 Fax: 423-652-0694 www.healinghandshealthcenter.org

245 Midway Medical Park, Bristol, TN 37620

Service Area: NE Tennessee & SW Virginia Population Served: Low-income, uninsured

Application Process / Charitable Clinic /Accepts no insurance/ Charges a nominal fee

 

FRIENDS IN NEED HEALTH CENTER, Inc.:423-246-0010

102 East Ravine Street, Kingsport, TN 37660 Hours: 1105 W. Stone Drive or 102 E. Ravine & pick up an application.

Serving the employed and uninsured of Sullivan and Hawkins County

WEST TENNESSEE

CHRIST COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES – Shelby County – www.christcommunityhealth.org

Broad Avenue Dental Center – 901-271-6050 / 2953 Broad Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112

Hickory Hills Center – 901-271-6155 / 5366 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38112

Third Street Dental Center – 901-271-6369 / 3362 South Third Street, Memphis, TN 38109

Federally Qualified Health Center\Accepts the insured, uninsured, and TennCare. Sliding fee scale available, based upon income.

 

CHURCH HEALTH CENTER: 901-272-7170 – www.churchhealth.org

1350 Concourse Ave, Suite 142 Memphis, TN 38104 Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 5 pm

Population Served: Uninsured working residents of Shelby County

Must be patient of the Medical Clinic / 17 or younger, or still in high school, must be uninsured or with TennCare

18 years or older must be working and uninsured / Men must work 30 hrs./week; Women must work 20hrs/week

Sole care giver of child 6 years or younger does not have to meet requirements / Walk-Ins only for immediate care (uninsured only)

 

THE HEALTH LOOP-MIDSOUTH: 901-515-5601 fax: 901-526-6668

409 Ayers Street Memphis, TN 38105

Population Served: Medicaid eligible, TennCare, Uninsured(self-pay)

Service Area: Tennessee

Eligibility Requirements: Medicaid (TN) patients and TennCare Enrollees under 21 years / Premiums: For TennCare Patients: based on income and family size as set by TennCare standards. / Co-pays: Paid to provider. TennCare insure with income are based on poverty level as set by TennCare standards. Uninsured (no TennCare) are based on services provided. Minimum Fee: $15

 

MEMPHIS HEALTH CENTER: 901-261-2000 – www.memphishealthcenter.org

360 E.H. Crump Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38126

Federally Qualified Health Center/Accepts the insured, uninsured, and TennCare. Sliding fee scale available, based upon income.

 

REELFOOT RURAL MINISTRIES: 731-538-3900 – www.reelfootruralministries.org

6923 Minnick-Elbridge Rd. Obion, TN 38240 Hours: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, 8:30am-5:00pm

Low-cost care for persons without insurance and who could not otherwise afford care./Extractions & Fillings/Serving NW TN Dyer, Lake, Obion counties

 

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY– 901-448-6468 – www.uthsc.edu/dentistry/Patients

875 Union Avenue/Memphis, TN 38163 Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00, and 1:00pm-5:00pm

Serving patients of all areas and all ages / Patient must attend screening appointment before being accepted for treatment

Patient must complete application to be accepted (acceptance not guaranteed) / Insurance accepted

TennCare accepted for patients age 20 and under / Children must be accompanied by legal guardian

 

WEST TENNESSEE REGIONAL OFFICE DENTAL CLINIC: 731-423-6600

295 Summar Street, Jackson, TN 38301

State-of-the-art facility staffed by a full-time dentist and dental assistant / Provides services on a sliding fee scale based on income / All counties in Tennessee / Call for more information to make an appointment

 

AFFORDABLE DENTURES

Nashville: 932 Allen Road, Nashville, TN 37214 615-871-9339 Hours: Nashville – 7:30am – 5:00pm Dickson: 201 Gum Branch Road, Burns, TN 37029 615-441-3678 Dickson- Office opens at 8:00 am

Shelbyville: 1872 N Main Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160 931-400-2450 Shelbyville – 7:30am – 4:30 pm

Serving all counties / For profit clinic with reduced fees for dentures and denture repairs / Extractions, crowns and implants available

 

TENNESSEE DONATED DENTAL SERVICES: 1-866-201-5906

Operated by the National Foundation of Dentistry for the disabled and elderly

  • Serving all counties / No emergency or routine care / Treatment is free and is a one-time opportunity by application

Requirements:

  • Must have a disability severe enough to prevent gainful employment, or be elderly or medically compromised (continued on next page)
  • Must be without financial resources to pay for care and without dental insurance
  • There is a waiting list / Must complete application / Treatment provided by private dentists that donate their time in their own office

Note: You may check periodically to see if they are enrolling by calling or on their website at www.nfdh.org

 

TENNESSEE HEALTH ASSIST PROGRAMS:

 

COVERKIDS – To determine eligibility: Call 1-866-620-8864 or go to: http://www.tn.gov/coverkids

 

TENNCARE – To determine eligibility: Call Health Assist Line, 615-313-9972 or go to www.tn.gov/tenncare

 

TRANSPORTATION – Southeastrans toll-free at 1-866-473-7565 (TennCare Select and Blue Care Members only)

 

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL: 865-579-1530- www.ramusa.org

Serving all counties / Non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps / Provides free care /Emergency extractions, restorations, cleanings and fluoride treatments. For locations of services, please call or you may check the schedule online at www.ramusa.org

Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS)

TDHS seeks to build strong families by connecting Tennesseans to employment, education and support services. As we face COVID-19 together, DHS has adjusted its operations to help keep its customers and community healthier by reducing practices that make it easy to spread COVID-19. This includes limiting visits to our field offices to appointment-only in-person meetings and encouraging customers to use our phone and online resources. Services offered include:

 

  • Families First, Tennessee’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, emphasizes work, training, and personal responsibility. It is temporary and has a primary focus on gaining self-sufficiency through employment. The Families First program helps participants reach this goal by providing temporary cash assistance, transportation, childcare assistance, educational supports, job training, employment activities, and other support services. To be eligible for the program, participants must meet technical and financial eligibility standards and must agree to follow a Personal Responsibility Plan (PRP). As part of the PRP, the participants agree to keep immunizations and health checks up-to-date for their children, to keep their children in school, to cooperate with child support services and, if not exempt, to participate in work and/or training for at least 30 hours per week. Families First cash assistance benefits are issued and accessed electronically using a Benefit Security Card or EBT Card.
  • P-EBT Update (October 29, 2020): TDHS is extending its Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program into the fall semester by sending qualifying families a card they can use to buy food for their student who has been impacted by the pandemic. Fall semester P-EBT will provide parents with $5.86 in benefits per student for each school day that child missed because of the COVID-19 pandemic in July, August, and September. These benefits can be used to purchase food at any establishment that accepts EBT or online with Amazon and Walmart. To be eligible, students must receive free or reduced meals at school or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school and they must have missed at least five consecutive days of in person instruction because of school closure or virtual learning. TDHS and the Tennessee Department of Education partnered with local school districts to identify students that meet the qualifying criteria and the correct addresses to mail the cards. The department is now in the process of mailing these cards to families.
  • The Emergency Cash Assistance provides two monthly cash payments to families that were employed as of March 11, 2020 and have lost a job or lost at least 50% of their earned income due to the COVID-19 emergency. Applications for emergency cash assistance were accepted through August 29, 2020. The application cycle is now closed.
  • Child Support
    • If you are having difficulty obtaining child support for your child(ren) or wish to establish paternity of your child(ren), the Department of Human Services can help. The Child Support Program provides services that promote parental responsibility to meet the financial needs of children and their families.
    • The following services are available through the Child Support Program:
    • Location of a child’s parent(s) for the purpose of obtaining support or establishing paternity,
    • Establishment of paternity,
    • Establishment and enforcement of child support orders,
    • Establishment and enforcement of medical support,
    • Collection and distribution of payments,
    • Modification of child support orders, and
    • Enforcement of spousal support orders, if child support is involved.
  • Child Care (Child Care Payment Assistance Program Extended to December 31, 2020) Child Care Services plans, implements, and coordinates activities and programs to ensure quality, and the health and safety of children in licensed care. Child Care Services includes Child and Adult Care Licensing, Child Care Payment Assistance (Smart Steps and the Child Care Certificate Program), Child Care Assessment and other partner programs.
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic Child Care Payment Assistance program is designed to help support essential workers so they can stay on the job during the COVID-19 emergency. Through payment assistance and a network of temporary care locations, parents who work in specific occupations can access childcare at no cost, during the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency until December 31, 2020. This Child Care Payment Assistance Program makes payments directly to the childcare provider. Families can access this benefit at childcare programs who are licensed by the Department of Human Services or regulated by the Department of Education and are participating in the Child Care Certificate Program.

 

To be eligible for the program, parents must be employees of a healthcare entity, law enforcement, first responders (EMS, Fire Departments, etc.), corrections officers, military, activated national guard, human and social services workers, postal workers, transportation employees, restaurant workers or grocery workers. The Tennessee Department of Human Services has expanded support for workers who are serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SNAP (Food stamps)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families.

 

SNAP helps supplement monthly food budgets of families with low-income to buy the food they need to maintain good health and allow them to direct more of their available income toward essential living expenses.

 

DHS staff determines the eligibility of applicants based on guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

The primary goals of the program are to alleviate hunger and malnutrition and to improve nutrition and health in eligible households. DHS has a dual focus on alleviating hunger and establishing or re-establishing self-sufficiency.

 

Eligibility. All legal residents with income below certain levels are covered, and it doesn’t matter if the family has children or not, married or single, old or young. Everyone with low income is eligible. A family of 4 can get a maximum of $649 per month, for example. Unlike the UI program, the Food Stamp program is entirely federal, and the federal government is required, by law, to pay benefits to anyone who is eligible, no matter what the cost. Federal rules state that a family can have no more than about $2,000 in the bank to be eligible (although states have the authority to raise that limit). That means that a thrifty working family who has saved up some money in the bank while working won’t be able to get assistance until they use up all that money they have saved. Another problem is that Congress has imposed severe work requirements on many recipients, requiring them to find a job on their own before receiving much benefits. Fortunately, the CARES Act recently passed by Congress temporarily suspended them, but only temporarily.

 

TN Department of Human Services has moved to in-person services by appointment only in response to COVID-19. The best way to apply for SNAP is online. If you need help applying for SNAP, you can call or text Second Harvest at 615-310-0752. We’re happy to help.

 

Food Insecurity

COVID-19 has stressed the financial resources of many persons and families across the state. Luckily, there are a large number of community and faith based organizations that have stepped up to help families that are facing food insecurity. Below is a list of organizations, by region, that provide food assistance for persons in need.

 

Second Harvest COVID-19 Response

Second Harvest Food Bank operates in 46 counties in middle, east, and west Tennessee. Its priority remains focused on providing food and resources to those in need – a demand that has increased significantly since March.

 

These include vulnerable, high-risk Tennesseans, such as seniors with chronic medical conditions and families with school-aged children who have lost up to two school meals a day when school went virtual.

 

All three of its distribution centers remain open and our trucks are on the road to ensure food is delivered to our network of more than 460 Partner Agencies across its 46-county service area. Its ability to impact hunger on the frontlines depends on our ability to continue operations.

 

Second Harvest is taking extra measures to keep our teams and volunteers healthy.

 

  • Shifts are within the CDC’s recommended group size.

 

  • It is taking extra steps to ensure equipment is sanitized more frequently, and offering our volunteers hand sanitizer and gloves.

 

  • If you are able, you are asked to please consider signing up to help us keep up with the increased demand for our services.

 

  • Second Harvest purchases additional food to support emergency food distributions.

 

  • Its top priority right now is to increase the amount of food available to its network of 460 Partner Agencies. Their ability to impact hunger on the frontlines depends on our ability to continue operations.

 

  • Second Harvest works with school districts across our service area to ensure children are fed while schools are closed.

 

  • Second Harvest works hard to register those eligible for SNAP to ensure that everyone who needs these benefits can access them.

 

Emergency Food Box program – anyone who needs food and lives in Davidson, Blount, or Wilson County can visit any of the locations on the Emergency Food Box map and get a food box with 2-3 days of staple food items. Typically there are income requirements to qualify for this program, but those have all been waived until future notice.

 

Food Banks

  1. Carthage Church of God

382 Main St. South

Bushcreek, 38547

Smith

615-281-8258

Open: Tues/Thurs 12pm-5pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Pickett County Food Bank

141 Skyline Dr.

Byrdstown, 38549

Pickett

931-864-7123

Open: Mon-Fri 8:00am-3pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Clay County Helping Hands

145 East Lake Ave

Celina, 38551

Clay

931-243-3683

Open: 2nd & 4th Tues by appt.

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

 

  1. Vine Ridge Baptist Church 5 Loaves Food Pantry

598 Vine Ridge Road

Crawford, 38554

Overton

931-704-2501

Open: Fri 3:30-5:00pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

  1. New Hope Baptist Church / Care Center

311 North Murray Street

Gainesboro, 38562

Jackson

931-268-2172

Open: Thurs/Fri 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

  1. Monterey Food Pantry

400 West Crawford (Cate-Gill Medical Arts Bldg.)

Monterey, 38574

Putnam

931-544-2860

Open: Tues 9am-12pm

Site type: Food Box / Community Backpack

 

  1. Monterey Mission Center

315 E. Peters Ave.

Monterey, 38574

Putnam

833-315-4673

Open: 2nd & 4th Fri 11am-1pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

  1. BonDeCroft Baptist Church / God’s Pantry

8545 Crossville Hwy

Sparta, 38583

White

931-935-2090

Open: 3rd Thurs 11am

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Sparta White Co Help Center

20 North Main Street

Sparta, 38583

White

931-836-2329

Open: Mon-Fri 1-4 pm; Sat 9am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

 

  1. Helping Hands of Putnam County

421 East Broad Street

Cookeville, 38501

Putnam

931-526-3838

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-12pm & 1-3pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

  1. Living Hope Church

1020 East Spring St.

Cookeville, 38503

Putnam

931-520-8812

Open: Tues 12-1:45pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

  1. Cookeville Rescue Mission / Putnam

1331 S. Jefferson Street

Cookeville, 38506

Putnam

931-528-5819

Open: Mon-Fri

Meal Served: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Site type: Soup Kitchen

 

  1. New Beginning Fellowship Church

775 W. Cemetery Road

Cookeville, 38506

Putnam

931-432-6232

Open: 3rd Sat 9-10am

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Covenant Food Pantry

962 N. Brace Rd.

Summertown, 38483

Lawrence

931-477-0365

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

  1. Slingshot Ministry Senior Food Box Program

1620 Ardmore Hwy

Taft, 38488

Lincoln

931-580-8517

Open: Last Sat of month 9-11am

Site type: Food Box

 

  1. The Care Center

406 Short Street

Cookeville, 38501

Putnam

931-520-4881

Open: Mon/Wed/Fri 12-2pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. First United Methodist Church / God’s Grace Food Pantry

204 East Spring Street

Cookeville, 38501

Putnam

931-526-2177

Open: Tues 2:30-6pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. New Beginning Assembly of God

2193 W. Broad St.

Cookeville, 38501

Putnam

931-528-1371

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry / Perishable Dist. / Community BP

 

  1. Collegeside Church of Christ

252 E 9th Street

Cookeville, 38501

Putnam

931-526-2661

Open: Wed 3:45-6pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Sycamore Church of Christ

1144 Crescent Drive

Cookeville, 38501

Putnam

931-528-5832

Open: Wed 9:30-11:30am

Site type: Food Box

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  1. South Lawrence Food Center

723 N. Military St.

Loretto, 38469

Lawrence

931-853-4800

Open: Thurs 9:30am-12pm

Site type: Food Box / Community BackPack / Mobile Pantry

 

  1. Faithworks / First UMC

202 S. Main St.

Mt. Pleasant, 38474

Maury

931-379-3520

Open: Thurs 10am-4pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Solid Rock Baptist Church

138 Griffin Lane

Prospect, 38477

Giles

931-638-6036

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Temple of Praise

1030 Ragsdale Lane

Pulaski, 38478

Giles

931-424-1348

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Community Rural Food Delivery

216 North 2nd Street

Pulaski, 38478

Giles

931-363-3668

Open: 3rd Sat morning

Site type: Food Box / Community Backpack

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  1. First UMC Pulaski / Matthew 25

1008 Mill Street (Matthew 25 & pantry)

Pulaski, 38478

Giles

931-424-5599

Open: Mon-Thurs 9-11am

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Giles County Help Center

314 North 1st Street

Pulaski, 38478

Giles

931-363-8655

Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. God’s Storehouse / Pulaski

947 East College Street

Pulaski, 38478

Giles

931-347-0890

Open: Mon-Thurs 9am-3:30pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Jesus is the Way Church / The Way Ministries

315 North Patterson Street

Pulaski, 38478

Giles

931-638-0124

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Collinwood Help Center

845 Highway 13 South

Collinwood, 38450

Wayne

931-724-4374

Open: Perishables: 1st Fri 8:00am @ Collinwood Rec Ctr; Box: 2nd/3rd/4th Fri 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box / Perishable Distribution

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  1. Hampshire First Baptist Church

4063 Hampshire Pike

Hampshire, 38461

Maury

931-982-5840

Open: 2nd Mon

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry / Community Backpack

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  1. Here Am I Missions

243 Forrest Ave.

Hohenwald, 38462

Lewis

931-306-8686

Open: Wed 4-6pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. New Hope Baptist Church / Lawrence

4327 Weakley Creek Road

Lawrenceburg, 38464

Lawrence

931-626-4534

Site type: Food Box

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  1. God’s Storehouse / Lawrenceburg

425 Frank Street

Lawrenceburg, 38464

Lawrence

931-766-1265

Open: Mon-Thurs 9am-2:45pm, Fri 9am-1:45pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Pine Grove Food Pantry

42 Day Rd.

Leoma, 38468

Lawrence

931-556-2143

Open: Wed 10am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Helping Hands Comm.Ctr. / Savannah First Assembly

115 Harbert Drive

Savannah, 38372

Hardin

731-925-2934

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. First Church of God / Savannah

680 E. Main St.

Savannah, 38372

Hardin

731-727-5220

Open: Fri 2-4pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Hopewell Baptist Church

9845 Hwy. 128

Savannah, 38372

Hardin

731-925-5842

Open: Mon/Tues 8:30am-4pm; Wed 8:30-11:30am

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Our Daily Bread Food Pantry

1180 Wayne Road

Savannah, 38372

Hardin

731-607-4803

Open: Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box / Community BackPack / Mobile Pantry

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  1. The People’s Table

222 W. 7th Street First United Methodist Church

Columbia, 38401

Maury

931-388-3306

Open: Meal: Tues 6pm & Fri 11:30am

Meal Served: Lunch/Dinner

Site type: Soup Kitchen / Community BackPack

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  1. The Family Center

921 South Beckett Street

Columbia, 38401

Maury

931-388-3840

Open: Tues-Fri 8:30am-5pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Grace Church of the Nazarene

2302 Highland Avenue

Columbia, 38401

Maury

931-388-4788

Open: 2nd Tues 12:30-2pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Trinity Family Church

2628 Leah Circle

Columbia, 38401

Maury

931-381-0472

Open: Sun 12-1:30pm; Wed 5:30-6:30pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Pleasant Heights Baptist Church

2712 Trotwood Ave

Columbia, 38401

Maury

931-388-6453

Open: Thurs 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-9pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Neighbors Concerned / Harvest Share

419 W. 9th Street

Columbia, 38402

Maury

931-381-4285

Open: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box / Community Backpack

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  1. Henderson Community Soup Kitchen

504 East Main St.

Henderson, 38340

Chester

731-608-4035

Open: Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm; Sat 10:30am-12pm

Meal Served: Lunch/Dinner

Site type: Soup Kitchen / Mobile Pantry

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  1. The Gleaners House

121 N. Washington St.

Henderson, 38340

Chester

731-983-0377

Open: Thurs/Fri 10am-5pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Helping Hands of Humboldt

810 North 22nd Ave.

Humboldt, 38343

Gibson

731-824-1757

Open: Box: Tues Fri 10am-3pm; Soup Kitchen: Tues-Fri 12noon-1pm

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen / Community BP / Mobile Pantry

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  1. HOPE Ministries

169 Holly Street

Lexington, 38351

Henderson

731-968-0191

Open: Mon-Wed 9am-1pm; Thurs & Sat 9am-12pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. First Pentecostal Church of Lexington

175 Natchez Trace Dr

Lexington, 38351

Henderson

731-614-7475

Open: Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry Sat-Sun 8-10am & Thurs 6-8pm

Meal Served: Breakfast/Dinner

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Sand Ridge Baptist Church

7535 Hwy 412 W.

Lexington, 38351

Henderson

731-968-4597

Open: Perishables: 1st & 3rd Thurs 5-7pm; Box: Fri 9am-12pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Food Pantry of First United Methodist Church

27 East Church Street

Lexington, 38357

Henderson

731-968-2116

Open: Mon/Tues/Thurs 9am-12pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Milan Vineyard Christian Fellowship

1076 Wahl St.

Milan, 38358

Gibson

731-487-2810; 731-487-6815

Open: Wed 5-7pm; Sat 10am-12noon; Sun 10am-12noon

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Milan Mustard Seed

2027 Second St.

Milan, 38358

Gibson

731-686-1011

Open: Mon/Tues/Thurs 8am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Milan Mustard Seed / Soup Kitchen

2027 Second St.

Milan, 38358

Gibson

731-686-1011

Open: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-1pm.; Fri 5-6:30pm

Meal Served: Lunch/Dinner

Site type: Soup Kitchen

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  1. Bible Hill Baptist Church Food Pantry

71 Russ Long Rd

Parsons, 38363

Decatur

731-217-5819

Open: Perishables: Every Thurs; Box: Wed/Thurs 9am-3pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Hardin County Christian Ministry (CAM)

230 Eureka Street

Savannah, 38372

Hardin

731-925-6777

Open: Mon/Wed/Fri 11:30am-2:30pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Missionary Grove Baptist Church

165 Missionary Grove Church Rd.

Camden, 38320

Benton

731-584-9465

Open: Sun 8am; Wed 6-7pm

Meal Served: Breakfast/Dinner

Site type: Soup Kitchen

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  1. Benton Co. Ministerial Alliance

110 Armory Drive

Camden, 38320

Benton

731-584-7744

Open: Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-12pm; Soup Kitchen: Thurs 5:30-6:30pm @ Camden FUMC

Meal Served: Dinner

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church

130 Pleasant Hill

Cedar Grove, 38321

Carroll

352-422-0684

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

66 Beacon Rd.

Decaturville, 38329

Decatur

731-852-2792

Open: Thurs 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Big Sandy Christian Community Outreach Center

70 Front St

Big Sandy, 38221

Benton

731-333-6710

Open: Soup Kitchen: Mon-Fri 11am-1pm

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Soup Kitchen / Youth Program

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  1. Gleason First Baptist Church

301 S. Cedar St.

Gleason, 38229

Weakley

731-648-5601

Open: Soup Kitchen: Wed 6-7pm

Meal Served: Dinner

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Sacks Thrift Ave. / First Pentecostal Church of Greenfield

2161 North Meridian St.

Greenfield, 38230

Weakley

731-235-3040

Open: Thurs/Fri 10am-5pm

Site type: Food Box / A&D Rehab

Get Directions

 

  1. Bobbie’s Pantry / True Vine Deliverance Temple

9221 Hwy. 79S

Henry, 38231

Henry

931-221-9650

Open: 3rd Wed

Site type: Food Box

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  1. We Care Ministries

530 N Lindell St.

Martin, 38237

Weakley

731-587-6257

Open: Mon/Wed/Thurs 9:30-11:30am

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Lakeside Christian Fellowship

2920 Hwy. 641 North

Paris, 38242

Henry

731-642-3445

Open: Box: Wed 6-6:30pm; Perishables: 2nd & 4th Wed 12pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Paris First United Methodist Church

101 E. Blythe Street

Paris, 38242

Henry

731-642-4764

Open: Mon-Fri 11am-12:30pm; Perishables: Tues 11am; Soup Kitchen: 3rd Sat lunch

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry / Soup Kitchen

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  1. New Harmony Baptist Church

7050 Hwy 69 South

Paris, 38242

Henry

731-593-5276

Open: 3rd Tues

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Paris First Church of the Nazarene

4220 Hwy 218 Bypass

Paris, 38242

Henry

731-407-7779

Open: Perishables: 1st/3rd/5th Tues

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Trezevant Ministerial Alliance Pantry

5125 Main Street

Trezevant, 38258

Carroll

731-669-4936

Open: Perishables: 2nd & 4th Wed

Site type: Food Box / Community BP/Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Nebo United Methodist Church

305 White Fern Rd.

Beech Bluff, 38313

Henderson

731-614-2953

Open: Thurs 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. First Christian Church

120 W Grundy Street

Tullahoma, 37388

Coffee

931-455-2200

Open: Mon-Thurs 7am-4pm; Fri 7-11:30am

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. First UMC / Parish Nursing Ministry

201 West Lincoln Street

Tullahoma, 37388

Coffee

931-455-5447

Open: Tues/Thurs 12pm-2pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Journey Community Church

916 Dinah Shore Blvd

Winchester, 37398

Franklin

931-308-8763

Open: Fri 12:30-1:30pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Abundant Life Assembly of God / Winchester

3310 Cowan Highway

Winchester, 37398

Franklin

931-967-1187

Open: 4th Thurs 1-3pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. New Beginnings Church of God

8125 Hwy. 69 A

Big Sandy, 38221

Benton

731-468-4898

Open: Box: Tues 10am-12pm & Thurs 5-6 pm; Perishables: 2nd & 4th Thurs @ Annex

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Good Samaritan / Manchester

115 Park Place

Manchester, 37355

Coffee

931-728-5122

Open: Mon/Fri 9-11:45am; Wed 12:30-3:45pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Community Action Committee

Otey Memorial Parish Church

Sewanee, 37375

Franklin

931-598-5927

Open: Mon-Fri 9-11am

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Rutledge Falls Baptist Church

132 Will Hickerson Road

Tullahoma, 37388

Coffee

931-581-1149

Open: 1st Tues 6pm

Site type: Food Box / Community Backpack

Get Directions

 

  1. Ministries of Hope

808 S. Anderson Street

Tullahoma, 37388

Coffee

931-308-1095

Open: 3rd Sat 7:30-9:30am

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Westside Church of the Nazarene

123 Westside Drive

Tullahoma, 37388

Coffee

615-455-6382

Open: Wed 2-6pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Wesley Heights United Methodist Church

2101 East Lincoln Street

Tullahoma, 37388

Coffee

931-455-3988

Site type: Food Box

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  1. The Attic / Community Care Ministries

302 W. Hogan Street

Tullahoma, 37388

Coffee

931-393-3002

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Berean Life Center

4825 Fairmeade Court

Nashville, 37218

Davidson

615-876-8863

Site type: Food Box

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  1. McKendree United Methodist Church / Restoration Pointe

523 Church Street

Nashville, 37219

Davidson

615-271-2600

Open: Tues 11:30am

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. Now Opportunities Can Exist

4721 Trousdale Drive Suite 118

Nashville, 37220

Davidson

615-930-6086

Open: Tues/Fri 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Bellevue Community Food Bank

7501 Old Harding Road Bellevue United Methodist Church

Nashville, 37221

Davidson

615-212-9199

Open: Tues 6-7:30pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Church at Harpeth Heights

8063 Highway 100

Nashville, 37221

Davidson

615-646-5050

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. People Loving Nashville

War Memorial Plaza

Nashville, 37243

Davidson

615-424-4557

Open: Mon 7-8:30pm

Meal Served: Breakfast

Site type: Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. Hands of Mercy Outreach

101 Easy Street

Fayetteville, 37334

Lincoln

931-433-4263

Open: Tues/Thurs 9am-3pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Lynchburg First UMC

65 Mechanic St.

Lynchburg, 37352

Moore

931-759-7165

Open: Box: Mon-Thurs 8-11am; Soup Kitchen: 1st Sat 11am-1pm

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. The Storehouse Food Pantry

607 Hickerson Street

Manchester, 37355

Coffee

931-409-6040

Open: Thurs 10am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. City of Life Corporation

4300 Clarksville Pike

Nashville, 37218

Davidson

615-876-1073

Open: 4th Sat 9:00am-1pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Commitment Towards Community

1900 S. Hamilton Rd.

Nashville, 37218

Davidson

615-853-4508

Open: Meal: Wed 12pm

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. Hillcrest UMC

5112 Raywood Lane

Nashville, 37211

Davidson

615-832-0157

Open: 1st & 3rd Thurs 4-6pm

Site type: Food Box

 

  1. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church

476 McMurray Drive

Nashville, 37211

Davidson

615-333-9280

Open: Tues 4-6pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church

1415 Horton Ave

Nashville, 37212

Davidson

615-298-4045

Open: Mon-Thurs 9am-12:30pm, Fri 9am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Donelson Church of Christ / Help Center

3265 Knobview Drive

Nashville, 37214

Davidson

615-889-2275

Open: Tues 9am-2pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Connect Us Outreach Ministry

804 Youngs Lane, Bldg. 2

Nashville, 37215

Davidson

615-823-3306

Open: Tues/Thurs 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Woodmont Baptist Food Pantry

2100 Woodmont Blvd

Nashville, 37215

Davidson

615-297-5303

Open: Tues 10am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Inglewood Baptist Benevolence

3901 Gallatin Pike

Nashville, 37216

Davidson

615-228-2546

Open: 4th Wed 10am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Connect US Health / Antioch

2637 Murfreesboro Pike

Nashville, 37217

Davidson

615-292-9770

Open: Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm; Fri 8am-2pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. West Nashville Dream Center

520 39th Avenue North

Nashville, 37209

Davidson

615-942-5559

Open: Mon 2:30-4pm @TN Village Apt; Tues 9:30-11am @ Albion & 40th; Thurs 3:30-5pm @ Skyview Apt

Site type: Food Box / Youth Program

Get Directions

 

  1. Nashville Burrito Ministry

146 Green Street

Nashville, 37210

Davidson

615-243-8938

Open: Mon 6:30-7:30 pm

Meal Served: Dinner

Site type: Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. Star Ministries

1307 Lewis Street

Nashville, 37210

Davidson

615-977-2246

Open: 3rd Mon 12:30-3:00pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Luke Primitive Baptist Church

135 Lewis Street

Nashville, 37210

Davidson

615-390-2074

Open: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. WOMEN

417 Welshwood Drive Ste. 303

Nashville, 37211

Davidson

615-256-3882

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Catholic Charities / South Nashville FRC

4013 Travis Drive Suite 100

Nashville, 37211

Davidson

615-834-1944

Open: Tues/Thurs 8am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Samaritan Soup Kitchen

1041 28th Avenue North

Nashville, 37208

Davidson

615-329-1523

Open: Meal: Mon-Sat 11am-12pm

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. The Little Pantry That Could

2011 24th Avenue North

Nashville, 37208

Davidson

615-260-5769

Open: Sat 9am-1pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. The Nashville Food Project

5904 California Ave

Nashville, 37209

Davidson

615-460-0172

Open: Call for distribution info

Meal Served: Lunch/Dinner

Site type: Mobile Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. John’s United Methodist Church

6300 Charlotte Pike

Nashville, 37209

Davidson

615-356-1840

Open: Box: Thurs 3-5pm; Meal: Thurs 5:30pm

Meal Served: Dinner

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. Cleveland Street Baptist

608 Cleveland Street

Nashville, 37207

Davidson

615-876-1668

Open: 4th Wed 2-4pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Catholic Charities / North Nashville

2013 25th Ave North McGruder Family Resource Center

Nashville, 37208

Davidson

615-242-1554

Open: Mon-Thurs 8:30-11:45am

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Clark Memorial UMC

1014 14th Ave North

Nashville, 37208

Davidson

615-329-4464

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Jackson Street Missionary Baptist Church

1209 Jackson Street

Nashville, 37208

Davidson

615-876-9001

Site type: Food Box

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  1. New Covenant Christian Church

2201 Osage Street

Nashville, 37208

Davidson

615-320-1590

Site type: Food Box

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  1. True Way Church

2715 Clarksville Highway

Nashville, 37208

Davidson

615-244-6725

Open: Box: Tues/Wed 11am-4pm & Sun 9am-1pm; Meal: Sun 12pm

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

1700 Heiman Street

Nashville, 37208

Davidson

615-320-3223

Open: Tues/Thurs 10am-1:30pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. The Bridge, Inc. / Nashville

533 Brick Church Park Dr.

Nashville, 37207

Davidson

615-855-2611

Open: Meal: Tues 6pm @ Jefferson St. Bridge

Meal Served: Dinner

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Salvation Army / Area Command

631 Dickerson Road

Nashville, 37207

Davidson

615-242-0411

Open: Daily

Site type: Shelter

Get Directions

 

  1. Faith United Baptist Church

600 Revels Drive

Nashville, 37207

Davidson

615-876-9593

Open: 3rd Sat 10am-12pm every other month

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Olivet Missionary Baptist

144 Ewing Drive

Nashville, 37207

Davidson

615-227-8100

Open: Wed 3-6pm & Thurs 10am-1pm

Site type: Food Box / Meals on Wheels

Get Directions

 

  1. First Street Missionary Baptist Church

1206 Montgomery Avenue

Nashville, 37207

Davidson

615-953-3168

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Catholic Charities / Loaves & Fishes

508 Main Street

Nashville, 37206

Davidson

615-256-7256

Open: Mon/Wed/Sat8:30am-9am; 11am-12:30pm

Meal Served: Breakfast/Lunch

Site type: Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. 510 Foundation

510 Woodland St.

Nashville, 37206

Davidson

615-255-1289

Open: Soup Kitchen: Sun 5-6:30pm

Meal Served: Dinner

Site type: Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. Community Care Fellowship

511 South 8th Street

Nashville, 37206

Davidson

615-227-1953

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm; Breakfast 9-9:30am, Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm (Tues/Thurs/Fri)

Meal Served: Breakfast/Lunch

Site type: Soup Kitchen / Youth Program

Get Directions

 

  1. The Help Center

3918 Dickerson Pike Ste. E

Nashville, 37207

Davidson

615-750-2145

Open: Mon/Tues/Wed 10:30am-3:30pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Room In The Inn

532 8th Avenue South

Nashville, 37202

Davidson

615-251-9791

Open: Meal 7 days/week: 6am breakfast (Sun 8:30am), 12pm lunch, 5pm dinner (6pm April-Oct)

Meal Served: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Site type: Soup Kitchen / Shelter

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  1. Luke 14:12

705 Drexel Street

Nashville, 37203

Davidson

615-482-4123

Open: Mon/Tues/Fri & 2nd/4th Wed 11:30am & 12pm

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Soup Kitchen

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  1. Mission 615

Serves at Jefferson St. Bridge

Nashville, 37203

Davidson

615-712-0425

Open: 2nd Sat 12:30pm

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Soup Kitchen

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  1. Provisions Ministries Foundry

1419 Clinton Street

Nashville, 37203

Davidson

615-327-1200

Open: Thurs 5:30pm;

Meal Served: Dinner

Site type: Soup Kitchen / Youth Program

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  1. Nashville Rescue Mission

639 Lafayette Street

Nashville, 37203

Davidson

615-780-9470

Open: 24/7

Meal Served: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Site type: Soup Kitchen / Shelter

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  1. Ladies of Charity Welfare

2212 State Street

Nashville, 37203

Davidson

615-327-3430

Open: Tues-Thurs 9am-2pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Connect Us Health / Vine Hill

601 Benton Avenue

Nashville, 37204

Davidson

615-932-7632

Open: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. The Store

2005 12th Avenue S.

Nashville, 37204

Davidson

615-297-7002

Open: Thurs/Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 11am-5pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Amazing Grace Mission / Westmoreland Food Bank

1037 Park Street

Westmoreland, 37186

Sumner

615-644-4357

Open: Tues/Wed 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. First Baptist Church of White Bluff

4979 Highway 70 E

White Bluff, 37187

Dickson

615-797-2473

Site type: Food Box

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  1. HOPE Food Pantry

212 Portland Road

White House, 37188

Robertson

615-672-8006

Open: Tues-Fri 9am-1pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Bethel / Woodlawn United Methodist Church

2475 Woodlawn Road (Woodlawn) 3180 Fort Campbell Blvd. (Bethel)

Woodlawn, 37191

Montgomery

615-293-6676

Open: Woodlawn: 3rd Sat 10am-12pm; Bethel: no set schedule

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Purpose Life Church

805 Memorial Blvd.

Springfield, 37172

Robertson

615-380-8973

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Master’s Table Soup Kitchen

519 B Central Ave. W.

Springfield, 37172

Robertson

615-585-5739

Open: Mon-Sat 10-11am

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. The Well

5306 Main Street

Spring Hill, 37174

Maury

615-302-9355

Open: Tues 10am-1:30pm; Wed/Thurs/Sat 10am-12pm; Tues/Thurs 6:30-8pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry / Community Backpack

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  1. Spring Meadows Church of Christ

2985 Duplex Road

Spring Hill, 37174

Williamson

931-548-2341

Open: 3rd Mon 9-11am

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Round Lick Baptist Church

745 West Main Street

Watertown, 37184

Wilson

615 237 3052

Open: 1st & 3rd Wed 6pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Helping Hands of Humphreys County

901 W. Main St.

Waverly, 37185

Humphreys

931-209-5721

Open: Mon/Wed/Fri 9-11 am; Tues/Thurs 4:30-6 pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. River Lake Baptist Church

4560 Hwy. 70 West

Waverly, 37185

Humphreys

931-296-4432

Site type: Food Box

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  1. New Vision Ministries

3012 Thompson Ln.

Westmoreland, 37186

Sumner

615-644-6446

Open: 2nd & 4th Mon 8:30am

Site type: Food Box / Community Backpack

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  1. Keltonburg United Methodist Church

5612 Keltonburg Road

Smithville, 37166

DeKalb

615-597-5682

Open: 1st Thurs 6-7pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church

201 S. College St.

Smithville, 37166

DeKalb

615-597-4197

Open: Mon/Tues/Fri 9am-12pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Smithville United Methodist Church

430 East Broad Street

Smithville, 37166

DeKalb

615-597-4961

Open: 1st & 3rd Fri 9am-2pm

Site type: Food Box / Community BackPack / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Nourish Food Bank

130 Richardson Street

Smyrna, 37167

Rutherford

615-355-0697

Open: Mon-Fri 10am-1:30pm; 2nd & 4th Sat 10am-1:30pm (Smyrna Only)

Site type: Food Box

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  1. St Luke’s Food Pantry

10682 Old Nashville Hwy.

Smyrna, 37167

Rutherford

615-459-9672

Open: Wed 9am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Smyrna Church of Christ

205 Front Street

Smyrna, 37167

Rutherford

615-459-3217

Open: Mon/Tues 9:30-11:30am & 1:30-3:30pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Highland Heights Church of Christ

785 South Lowry Street

Smyrna, 37167

Rutherford

615-459-4071

Open: Tues 10am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. United Ministries

808 South Main Street

Springfield, 37172

Robertson

615-384-8306

Open: Mon-Thu 10am-1:30pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. New Beginning Church at Rockvale

9303 Rockvale Road

Rockvale, 37153

Rutherford

615-556-0412

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Whittaker Church of God

2547 Higway 64 West

Shelbyville, 37160

Bedford

931-808-0135

Open: 4th Thurs 5-8pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. First Baptist Shelbyville

304 East Depot Street

Shelbyville, 37160

Bedford

931-684-1634

Open: Mon-Thurs 9am-4pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Zion Baptist Church

506 Hill Street

Shelbyville, 37160

Bedford

931-684-6463

Open: Tues 9-11am

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Good Samaritan / Bedford

201 East Highland

Shelbyville, 37160

Bedford

931-684-8160

Open: Mon/Wed/Fri 11-3 p.m.

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Community Outreach Partnership

1005 Belmont Rd

Shelbyville, 37160

Bedford

931-639-3320

Open: Tues/Thurs 10am-12pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Gateway Church / Feed One Ministry

1250 Madison Street

Shelbyville, 37160

Bedford

931-684-2794

Open: Mon 3-6pm; Sat 9am-2pm ; Sun 12-2pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency / Rutherford

1406-A West College Street

Murfreesboro, 37129

Rutherford

615-893-8938

Open: Mon-Thurs 8am-4:30pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Loving Care Ministry

1901 Florence Road

Murfreesboro, 37129

Rutherford

615-890-9704

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Victory Christian Center / Shalom Food Ministry

1641 Middle Tn Blvd

Murfreesboro, 37130

Rutherford

615-357-7042

Open: 2nd Thurs 11:15am

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Greenhouse Ministries

309 S Spring Street

Murfreesboro, 37130

Rutherford

615-494-0499

Open: Tues-Fri 10am-3pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Friendship Community Church

15285 Lebanon Road

Old Hickory, 37138

Wilson

615-758-5358

Open: Tues 6-7:30pm; Thurs 10-11:30am

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Ark Community Resource Assistance Center

710 Hwy 70 (pantry)

Pegram, 37143

Cheatham

615-457-1931

Open: Tues 12pm-6pm

Site type: Food Box / Meals on Wheels / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Howell Church of Christ

11 Old Schoolhouse Road

Petersburg, 37144

Lincoln

931-698-3150

Open: 3rd Sat 8:30am

Site type: Food Box

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  1. 24 Church

1502 Substation Rd

Pleasant View, 37146

Cheatham

615-746-0024

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry / Community Backpack

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  1. Hands of Hope

101 C South Russell St.

Portland, 37148

Sumner

615-448-5742

Open: Tues 9am-12pm; Thur 9am-12pm & 4-7pm; Sat 9am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Truth and Grace Church

14823 Lebanon Pike

Old Hickory, 37122

Wilson

615-578-5465

Open: Thurs 12-3pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. The Community Church

132 Saint Andrews Drive Suite E

Murfreesboro, 37128

Rutherford

615-686-1160

Open: Sat 10am-2pm; Wed 3-5pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Fellowship United Methodist Church

2511 Hwy 99

Murfreesboro, 37128

Rutherford

615-893-4659

Site type: Food Box / Community Backpack

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  1. Destiny Center

1510 Memorial Blvd

Murfreesboro, 37129

Rutherford

615-907-0185

Open: 2nd & 4th Sun 12:30-1:30pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. The Journey Home

308 West Castle Street

Murfreesboro, 37129

Rutherford

615-809-2644

Open: Box: Mon-Fri 8am; Meal: Mon-Fri 6-9am & 11:30am-1pm

Meal Served: Breakfast/Lunch

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. Salvation Army / Murfreesboro

1137 West Main Street

Murfreesboro, 37129

Rutherford

615-895-7071

Open: Mon-Sun

Site type: Soup Kitchen / Shelter

Get Directions

 

  1. Grace Temple Assembly of God

2100 Morrison Street

McMinnville, 37110

Warren

931-473-8736

Open: Sat 11am-2pm; 2nd Tues 11:30am

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Helping Hands of Warren County

220 East Main Street

McMinnville, 37110

Warren

931-507-9070

Open: Box: 2nd Tues & 3rd Wed; Soup Kitchen: Mon/Fri 11:30am

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry / Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. Elevate Madison Ministries

719 Gallatin Pike South

Madison, 37115

Davidson

615-266-6252

Open: Call for distribution info

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. Madison Church of Christ Benevolence Center

106 North Gallatin Road

Madison, 37115

Davidson

615-860-3224

Open: Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30am

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Christian Cooperative Ministries

201 Madison St.

Madison, 37115

Davidson

615-868-6865

Open: Mon/Wed 9am-12:15pm; Tues/Thurs 10am-12:15pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Green Hill Church

13251 Lebanon Rd.

Mt. Juliet, 37122

Wilson

615-758-7238

Open: 1st & 3rd Thurs 2-4pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Mt Juliet Help Center

3425 North Mt. Juliet Road

Mt. Juliet, 37122

Wilson

615-754-4357

Open: Mon-Fri 8:30am-12:30pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Lifesong Family Church

1041 S. Ellington Pkwy

Lewisburg, 37091

Marshall

931-359-6112

Open: 1st Fri 8am-12pm; 2nd Thurs 10am-2pm; 3rd Tues 4-8pm; 4th Sat 9am-1pm

Site type: Food Box / Community BackPack / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Perry Co Food Bank Plus

111 Brooklyn Ave

Linden, 37096

Perry

931-576-5100

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-12pm for emergencies; Monthly distribution Thurs

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Vincent de Paul / St. Patrick’s Church

175 Saint Patrick St

McEwen, 37101

Humphreys

931-582-8454

Open: Mon/Thurs 10am-4pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Community Connection Church of God

654 Highway 52 Bypass W.

Lafayette, 37083

Macon

615-688-2424

Open: 3rd Mon 11:30am

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Macon Helps

111 Main Street

Lafayette, 37083

Macon

615-666-6607

Open: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Lascassas United Methodist Church

4665 East Jefferson Pike

Lascassas, 37085

Rutherford

615-895-5054

Open: Sat 8am (following 1st Wed)

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Lavergne Church of Christ

244 Old Nashville Hwy

LaVergne, 37086

Rutherford

615-793-6312

Open: Mon 10am-12pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. LaVergne First United Methodist Church

248 Waldron Road

LaVergne, 37086

Rutherford

615-793-6631

Open: Wed 11am-2pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Nashville Dream Center

3688 Highway 109 North

Lebanon, 37087

Wilson

615-469-5190

Open: 1st & 3rd Sat

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency / Lebanon

104 Webster Lane

Lebanon, 37087

Wilson

615-444-4714

Open: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Wilson County Help Center

203 West High Bypass

Lebanon, 37087

Wilson

615-449-1856

Open: Mon-Fri 10am-3pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. The Bridge House

110 W. High Street

Lebanon, 37087

Wilson

615-547-2739

Open: Tues 10am-7pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Leeville United Methodist Church / SALT Ministry

7019 Hickory Ridge Road

Lebanon, 37090

Wilson

615-965-5361

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Love One Another / Joseph’s Storehouse

1960 S E Tater Peeler Road

Lebanon, 37090

Wilson

615-453-5777

Open: Mon-Thurs 8:30am-12pm; Large dist. last Thurs/Sat of month 8am-2pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Carmel Baptist Church

4011 Nashville Hwy.

Lewisburg, 37091

Marshall

931-364-3334

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Hermitage Hills Baptist Church / Radical Hearts

Hermitage Hills Baptist Church 3475 Lebanon Road

Hermitage, 37076

Davidson

615-883-5034

Open: Wed 6-7:30pm; Thurs 10am-11:30pm; by appointment at www.hermitagehills.com

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Hermitage UMC Food Pantry

4250 Andrew Jackson Parkway

Hermitage, 37076

Davidson

615-883-3918

Open: Sat 10am-5pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. New Hope Baptist Church / Hermitage

6010 New Hope Road

Hermitage, 37076

Davidson

615-883-6709

Open: Wed 5-6:15pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Joelton Church of Christ

3541 Old Clarksville Pike

Joelton, 37080

Davidson

615-876-0510

Site type: Food Box / Community Backpack / MOW / Youth Program

Get Directions

 

  1. Gallatin Cares

330 N. Durham Road

Gallatin, 37066

Sumner

615-452-5732

Open: Wed 9am-11am

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Just Hope, Inc.

250 McMurray Blvd.

Hartsville, 37074

Trousdale

615-804-4315

Open: Sat 9:00am-11:00am

Site type: Food Box / Community Backpack

Get Directions

 

  1. Journey Church

105 Church Street

Hartsville, 37074

Trousdale

615-566-5362

Open: 2nd & 4th Tues

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency / Hartsville

106 Project Drive

Hartsville, 37074

Trousdale

615-374-3489

Open: Mon/Wed 8am-4:30pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Community Help Center Trousdale County

120A McMurry Blvd.

Hartsville, 37074

Trousdale

615-374-2904

Open: Mon 12-5pm; Tues/Thurs 9am-5pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

525 New Shackle Island Rd

Hendersonville, 37075

Sumner

615-822-4531

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Hendersonville Samaritan

116 Dunn Street

Hendersonville, 37075

Sumner

615-824-7105

Open: Mon-Thurs 9am-4pm; Fri 9am-1pm

Site type: Food Box / Community Backpack

Get Directions

 

  1. Vietnam Veterans of America

73 New Shackle Island Road

Hendersonville, 37075

Sumner

615-337-3643

Open: Sat 9-11am

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Snow Hill Baptist Church

1563 Old Snow Hill Road

Dowelltown, 37059

DeKalb

615-597-2161

Open: 1st & 3rd Sun 4-7pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Bethesda Community Mission

147 E Front Street

Erin, 37061

Houston

931-289-4044

Open: Tues-Fri 9am-1pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Church at Fairview

7146 Brush Creek Road

Fairview, 37062

Williamson

615-347-3142

Site type: Food Box / Youth Program / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Limestone Baptist Church

1613 West Main Street

Franklin, 37064

Williamson

615-794-3037

Open: 3rd Sat 10am-4pm

Site type: Food Box / Senior Program

Get Directions

 

  1. Graceworks Ministries

104 Southeast Parkway

Franklin, 37064

Williamson

615-794-9055 ext. 110

Open: Mon-Fri 9 am.- 4 p.m. by appointment at www.graceworksministries.net or by calling 615-794-9055

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Vincent De Paul @ St. Matthews

525 Sneed Road

Franklin, 37064

Williamson

615-646-0378

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Sumner County Food Bank

1021 Woods Ferry Rd.

Gallatin, 37066

Sumner

615-504-6182

Open: 3rd Tues

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. NorthField Church

2100 Nashville Pike

Gallatin, 37066

Sumner

615-989-3536

Open: Mon-Thurs 8am-4pm, Sun 8am-4pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. First Christian Church of Dover

235 Church St.

Dover, 37058

Stewart

931-232-5496

Open: Fri 5-7pm; call for emergency food box

Site type: Food Box

 

  1. Stewart County Seniors / Dover

111 General Rice Street

Dover, 37058

Stewart

931-232-7663

Open: Mon/Tues/Thurs 8am-2pm; Wed/Fri 8am-3pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Donelson Pentecostal Church of God

152 Wynns Ferry Road

Dover, 37058

Stewart

931-232-6254

Open: Perishables: 2nd & 4th Mon 1:30pm; Box: Mon-Thurs 10am-2pm

Site type: Food Box / Perishable Distribution

Get Directions

 

  1. Caney Springs Pentecostal Holiness Assembly

1600 Nashville Hwy.

Chapel Hill, 37034

Marshall

931-637-3978

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Olive Missionary Baptist Church

630 Collier Bend Rd

Charlotte, 37036

Dickson

615-627-6409

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Family Outreach Ministries

30 Crossland Ave. Ste. 206B

Clarksville, 37040

Montgomery

931-444-7205

Open: Tues-Fri 10am-2pm; 1st Sat 10am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Ajax Turner Senior Citizens Center

953 Clark Street

Clarksville, 37040

Montgomery

931-648-1345

Open: Mon-Fri 8-10am

Meal Served: Breakfast

Site type: Soup Kitchen / Senior Program

Get Directions

 

  1. Bethlehem UMC

2201 Old Russellville Pike

Clarksville, 37040

Montgomery

931-647-5126

Open: 1st & 3rd Wed 11am-1pm

Site type: Food Box / Community Backpack

Get Directions

 

  1. First Christian Church / Clarksville

516 Madison Street

Clarksville, 37040

Montgomery

931-647-3935

Open: Tues 10am-12pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Spring Creek Baptist Church

2760 Trenton Road

Clarksville, 37040

Montgomery

931-561-1758

Open: Wed 9am-2pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Clarksville Urban Ministry

217 South 3rd Street

Clarksville, 37041

Montgomery

931-648-9090

Open: Mon-Fri 8am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. House of Prayer Christian Church

1001 Dotsonville Road

Clarksville, 37042

Montgomery

931-278-5766

Open: 3rd Sat 10am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Manna Cafe Ministries

605 Providence Blvd

Clarksville, 37042

Montgomery

931-933-0970

Open: Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-4pm; Mobile Kitchen Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sun 5:30-7pm & Sat 8:30-10am

Meal Served: Breakfast/Dinner

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry / Mobile Soup Kitchen

Get Directions

 

  1. Radical Mission Compassionate Ministries

150 Richview Road First Church of the Nazarene

Clarksville, 37043

Montgomery

931-648-1496

Open: Tues/Thurs 9am-1pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Dickson County Help Center

103 West College Street

Dickson, 37055

Dickson

615-441-0076

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Hickman Cares

123 Church Street

Centerville, 37033

Hickman

931-994-1071

Open: 3rd Thurs & 3rd Sat 9:30am-12:30pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. The Branch

Temporarily @ Antioch UMC; 41 Tusculum Road

Nashville, 37013

Davidson

615-752-5941

Open: By appointment at www.branchofnashville.org

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Rural Hill Church of Christ

564 Bell Road

Antioch, 37013

Davidson

615-361-1908

Open: Tues 9:30-11:30am & 5-6:30pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Edmondson Chapel

5222 Hickory Hollow Parkway

Antioch, 37013

Davidson

615-717-1184

Open: 3rd Wed 6-8pm & 3rd Sun 12-2pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Bethesda Center

124 South Main Street

Ashland City, 37015

Cheatham

615-792-1389

Open: Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Midland Baptist Church

3109 Midland Fosterville Road

Bell Buckle, 37020

Rutherford

615-713-0572

Open: Fri 10am-2pm; Sat 8am-12pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Bethpage United Methodist Church

3140 Highway 31E

Bethpage, 37022

Sumner

615-841-3761

Open: 2nd & 4th Thurs 9am-11am

Site type: Food Box

Get Directions

 

  1. Manna Café / Stewart County

1546 Hwy 79

Big Rock, 37023

Stewart

931-933-0970

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Helping Hands of Hickman County

10515 Ligon Love Road

Bon Aqua, 37025

Hickman

931-670-1008

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-3:30pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

Get Directions

 

  1. Korean United Methodist Church

916 Old Hickory Blvd.

Brentwood, 37027

Davidson

615-319-7029

Open: Every other Tues at 11:30am @ McKendree UMC

Meal Served: Lunch

Site type: Soup Kitchen

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  1. Nolensville Food Pantry at Providence Baptist Church

1668 Sunset Road

Brentwood, 37027

Williamson

615-283-8197

Open: Thurs 9am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Slingshot Ministry

933 Winchester Hwy

Fayetteville, 37334

Lincoln

931-580-8517

Open: Last Sat of month 9-11am

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Pro Health Community Health Center

1325 West Main Street

Franklin, 37068

Williamson

615-591-4750

Open: Wed/Fri 10am-2pm

Site type: Senior Program

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  1. Regional Intervention / Volunteer Behavioral Health

510 E. Main St.

Gallatin, 37066

Sumner

615-452-1354

Open: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. McKenzie FUMC

16 McTyeire St.

McKenzie, 38201

Carroll

731-352-2456

Open: Soup Kitchen: Wed 5:30-6:30pm; Sr Meals: Sat 9:30-10:30am

Meal Served: Dinner

Site type: Soup Kitchen / Meals on Wheels / Community Backpack

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  1. Hermitage UMC

205 Belinda Drive

Hermitage, 37076

Davidson

615-883-3918

Open: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Green River Baptist Church

1061 Collinwood Highway

Waynesboro, 38485

Wayne

931-722-5828

Open: Box: Mon-Thurs 9am-4pm by appt; immediate dist.: 1st Fri

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Dalewood United Methodist Church

2300 Ridgecrest Dr.

Nashville, 37216

Davidson

615-226-6316

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Dodson Chapel

4107 Dodson Chapel Court

Hermitage, 37076

Davidson

615-889-0106

Open: 2nd & 4th Sat 9-11am

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Big Sandy CCOC Food Pantry

70 Front St

Big Sandy, 38221

Benton

731-333-6710

Open: 1st & 3rd Wed/Fri

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Bridge Ministries

533 Brick Church Park Dr.

Nashville, 37207

Davidson

615-855-2611

Open: Meal: Tues 6pm @ Jefferson St. Bridge

Meal Served: Dinner

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen / Mobile Pantry

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  1. True Vine Deliverance Temple

9221 Hwy. 79S

Henry, 38231

Henry

931-561-1394

Open: Soup Kitchen: Tues 5-6pm

Meal Served: Dinner

Site type: Food Box / Soup Kitchen

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  1. Long Heights Baptist Church

260 Old Paris Road

McKenzie, 38201

Carroll

731-352-2372

Open: Sun 5-5:50pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Stewart Co. Seniors / Dover

111 General Rice Street

Dover, 37058

Stewart

931-232-7663

Open: Mon/Tues/Thurs 8am-2pm; Wed/Fri 8am-3pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. Hope Assembly of God / Hands of Mercy Outreach

101 Easy Street

Fayetteville, 37334

Lincoln

931-433-4263

Open: Tues/Thurs 9am-3pm

Site type: Food Box / Mobile Pantry

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  1. The Milan Mustard Seed

2027 Second St.

Milan, 38358

Gibson

731-686-1011

Open: Mon/Tues/Thurs 8am-12pm

Site type: Food Box

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  1. First Baptist Church / White Bluff

4979 Highway 70 E

White Bluff, 37187

Dickson

615-797-2473

Site type: Food Box

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  1. Looby Community Center

2301 Metro Center Blvd.

Nashville, 37228

Davidson

N/A

Open: Wed 1-3pm

Site type: Emergency Feeding Site

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  1. Hartman Community Center

2801 Tucker Road

Nashville, 37218

Davidson

N/A

Open: Wed 1-3pm

Site type: Emergency Feeding Site

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  1. Hermitage Community Center

3720 James Kay Lane

Hermitage, 37076

Davidson

N/A

Open: Wed 1-3pm

Site type: Emergency Feeding Site

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  1. Madison Community Center

550 N. Dupont Ave.

Madison, 37115

Davidson

N/A

Open: Wed 1-3pm

Site type: Emergency Feeding Site

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Broadband access is more important than ever as many Tennesseans have been instructed to stay home from work and school as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Accessibility is critical to meet our needs for education, telemedicine, telecommuting, and overall quality of life.

 

Below you will find resources to help navigate through this uncertain time.

 

TNECD’s Response: Staying Connected During the COVID-19 Quarantine

 

FCC’s Keep Americans Connected: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges that many Americans will face in the coming months, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently announced the Keep Americans Connected Initiative. In order to ensure that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances, he specifically asked broadband and telephone service providers, and trade associations, to take the Keep Americans Connected Pledge. Check to see if your provider has signed the pledge.

 

FCC Lifeline Rules Waived: The FCC announced changes to waive Lifeline program rules to assist program participants potentially affected by the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and aid community efforts to slow its spread. The Lifeline program plays an important role in ensuring that low-income Americans have access to affordable communications services by providing monthly discounts on broadband and voice services to qualifying consumers.

 

Free and Low-Cost Internet Plans: NDIA’s list of current offers from major ISPs that will help low-income households to acquire service at no cost, or at very affordable prices. Most have eligibility limitations linked to income or program enrollment. The list also includes established, nationally available low-cost plans offered by nonprofit organizations.

 

TechforLearners: As part of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s COVID-19 technology initiative, American technology companies were called on to make online learning resources more accessible for teachers, parents, and students. As a result, the technology industry has launched a new resource for educators, administrators, and public officials who are turning to online learning as coronavirus response disrupts the school year.

 

TSIN Educational Resources: Parents, teachers, and students are adjusting to life at home and learning remotely. The Tennessee Stem Innovation Network team has pulled together a list of some of their favorite educational resources.

 

Hot Spot Locations
Click the links below for hot spot maps for each broadband provider. Comcast, for instance, has made their Xfinity WiFi hotspots located in businesses and outdoor locations available to anyone for free – including non-Xfinity internet subscribers.

  • Charter Spectrum
  • Comcast Xfinity

 

Provider Listing
In response to the quarantine, several broadband providers are temporarily offering free internet service, waiving disconnect and late fees, providing access to wi-fi hot spots, reducing data-usage limitations and other measures to help people at home access the services they need. Click on your provider below to learn the steps they’re taking to address connectivity needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • AT&T
  • Century Link
  • Charter Communications
  • Comcast
  • Google Fiber
  • Mediacom
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • TEC
  • Tennessee Broadband Association
  • Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association
  • TDS
  • Verizon