Ascension Saint Thomas to host free health care clinic Sept. 7 with dental, vision services and screenings

As part of its Medical Missions at Home program, Ascension Saint Thomas will host its annual free health care clinic in downtown Nashville on Sept. 7.

The clinic will be held at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium at 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Participants will be able to receive medical services, such as mammograms, health screenings, ultrasounds, lab services, foot and wound care, behavioral medicine and more on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of whether they have insurance, according to Chief Advocacy Officer Nancy Anness.

"We're getting out of the brick building, out of the our walls and taking the health care to the people, and I think that is something that we've been trying to do for several years now," Anness said. "With this digital and laboratory testing on-site, it's just amazing how much you can do outside the four walls and really get into the community and go where the people are who don't really have access to care. It's always a good day, and a lot of people get cared for."

Anness said on Sept. 7 the clinic will see anywhere from 800-1,000 patients during this year's event.

"We started this in 2008 because there were so many uninsured and so many people seeking health care that just couldn't afford health care," Anness said. "With over 300,000 people in the state of Tennessee who just could not gain access or coverage and they didn't know what to do or where to go and have health issues, it really compelled us to start these medical missions."

Patients who attend the clinic will also be able to receive dental cleanings, fillings and extractions, and vision services, including glasses made on-site, according to Anness. Fresh food will also be given away during the event as well as nonperishable items for individuals without access to refrigeration.

Patients will also be connected to primary care physicians or clinics following treatment for follow-up and ongoing care, she said. Nonprofit organizations and community partners will also be at the event to connect patients to counseling, housing resources, exercise programs and more.

Read more about the event and Medical Missions at Home here. 
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