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Project Access Touted in State’s Uninsured Adult Healthcare Safety Net Report

The Uninsured Adult Healthcare Safety Net Program, administered by the Tennessee Department of Health, State Office of Rural Health (SORH), delivers access to healthcare for uninsured adults ages 19-64 who reside in Tennessee.

This report, presented annually to the Tennessee General Assembly by the Tennessee Department of Health, provides data and tells stories about the impact of this program on uninsured Tennesseans.

Excerpts from the report:

“The Tennessee Project Access Network provides specialty care services to patients in 86 counties with
central offices located in five centralized metropolitan areas: Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville,
Nashville, and Memphis. The Tennessee Project Access Network does not provide direct clinical health
care services, but is affiliated with networks of physicians, clinical care providers, hospitals, and other
facilities, and assists patients with comprehensive care management, access to specialty care,
diagnostic services, preventative care, and management of social service needs.”

“Project Access programs have provided $858 million in donated health care services provided
by 8027 volunteer physicians and 46 hospital campuses, coordinating for patients from 404 health
centers and clinics. The network of volunteers provides free primary and specialty care services, as
well as ancillary lab and diagnostic services to 3,500-5,200 uninsured adult Tennesseans per month.
The Project Access Network provided 258,386 care coordination service encounters to 20,888
unduplicated patients across Tennessee.”

Project Access West Tennessee is proud to partner with the Department of Health, our sister Project Access programs, and all safety net stakeholders in this vital work to caring for our state’s most vulnerable.

You can view the full report here (Project Access featured on Page 22):