This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.


Project Access was created to help uninsured individuals get the health care they need by linking local physicians, hospitals, and local health clinics that agree to donate their services to the individuals and families in need of health care services.

Why is Project Access Needed?

Many people in West Tennessee do not have health insurance. They work hard in one or more low-paying jobs with no health benefits. They earn too much to qualify for programs like TennCare, but not enough to pay for insurance and still afford other basic items such as food, clothing, and housing.

What Does Project Access Do?

  • Develops and maintains physician, hospital, and other provider networks

  • Determines and monitors client eligibility

  • Provides care coordination services throughout the enrollment process

  • Tracks and reports “Charity Claims” submitted by partners

  • Directs patients to community-based resources that can help them address chronic health conditions

  • Holds enrollees accountable with a patient responsibility contract