Project Access provides specialty medical care and requires a referral from a primary care provider. Below is a list of primary care providers who work with patients who do not have health insurance.
Before going to any of these providers, please call first to determine their hours and scheduling procedures.
Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department Clinics -- multiple locations
Services: Primary care for all ages, physical exams, genetic screenings, immunizations, contraceptive care, maternal and child health, health education and counseling, preventive screenings and tests, HIV testing/counseling, pregnancy testing, and breast and cervical cancer screening. www.health.hamiltontn.org
Fees/Payments: TennCare and CoverKids accepted; sliding scale fees based on ability to pay.
- Third Street Health Center, 921 East Third St., Chattanooga, (423) 209-8050
- Birchwood Health Center, 5623 Highway 60, Birchwood, (423) 961-0446
- Ooltewah Clinic — Pediatrics Only, 5520 High St., Ooltewah, (423) 238-4269
- Sequoyah Clinic — Pediatrics Only, 9527 W. Ridge Trail Rd., Soddy-Daisy, (423) 842-3031
Chattanooga Primary Care Center at Chattanooga CARES -- 1000 East. Third St., Ste. 300, Chattanooga, (423) 265-2273
Services: Primary and infectious disease care, counseling, case management and resource center for adults living with HIV, free HIV and Hepatitis C testing and treatment, prevention education and community outreach. www.chattanoogacares.org
Cherokee Health Systems -- 1032 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, (423) 266-4588
Services: Primary care and behavioral health. www.cherokeehealth.com
Fees/Payments: TennCare and private insurance; sliding scale fees based on ability to pay.
CHI Memorial Health Care Centers -- multiple locations
Services: Primary and comprehensive family care, medical tests, and preventive screenings. www.memorial.org/community-health-centers
Fees/Payments: Care is provided regardless of ability to pay. TennCare, Medicare and most commercial insurance accepted.
- CHI Memorial Community Health Center Hixson, 3905 Hixson Pike, Ste. 103, Chattanooga, (423) 756-1506
- CHI Memorial Community Health Center Chattanooga, Address: 1200 Grove St., Chattanooga, (423) 634-0225
Clinica Medicos -- 1300 East 23rd Street, Chattanooga, (423) 760-4000
Services: Bilingual medical services blending patient care, urgent care, and obstetrics with public health, community service, and education. No appointment necessary. www.clinicamedicos.org
Fees/Payments: TennCare, Medicare, private insurance, tier-based payment system
Erlanger Community Health Centers -- multiple locations
Services: Primary care, testing, screenings, women’s health, pediatrics, dental, obstetrics. www.erlanger.org/communityhealth
Fees/Payments: TennCare, Medicare, and private insurance; sliding scale fees based on ability to pay.
- Southside Community Health Center, 100 E. 37th St., Chattanooga, (423) 778-2700
- Dodson Ave Community Health Center, 1200 Dodson Ave., Chattanooga, (423) 778-2800
Homeless Health Care Center -- 730 East 11th Street, Chattanooga, (423) 265-5708
Services: Primary care, behavioral health services, social services.
Fees/Payments: TennCare accepted; no charge for qualifying individuals
LifeSpring Community Health -- 2507 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, (423) 624-4846
Services: Primary pediatric care (age 0-21). lifespringcommunityhealth.org
Fees/Payment: TennCare, BlueCross BlueShield, United Healthcare, CIGNA; uninsured patients ($20 copay for initial visit, $10 copay for follow-up)
Volunteers in Medicine -- 5705 Marlin Rd., Ste. 1400, Chattanooga (next to East Gate Library), (423) 855-8220
Services: Primary and preventive care. www.vim-chatt.org
Fees/Payments: No charge for qualifying individuals
Mental Health Cooperative -- 801 Holtzclaw Ave., Ste. 101, Chattanooga, (423) 697-5950
Services: Adult and child behavioral and mental health care, illness management, rehabilitation and recovery. www.mhc-tn.org
Fees/Payments: Provides care regardless of ability to pay. TennCare is accepted.
Volunteer Behavioral Health -- 420 W. Bell Ave., Chattanooga, (423) 634-8884
Services: Mental health care services for adults and children, counseling for families, couples and individuals, crisis services, addiction recovery, case management, medication management. www.vbhcs.org
Fees/Payments: Sliding scale fees based on income.