Access to Healthcare for the Uninsured- Cochran Firm Reports on Bridges to Care.
Bridges to Care assists thousands of Nashville residents each year with getting affordable, quality healthcare.
Below are brief descriptions of the services offered through BTC:
Bridges to Care Plus – Administered by the Nashville Academy of Medicine, Bridges to Care Plus provides BTC participants with referrals to specialty care services. To qualify for Bridges to Care Plus, individuals must:
1. Be uninsured,
2. Live in Davidson County,
3. Be registered as a BTC patient,
4. Be referred by a BTC primary health clinic,
5. Have family income below 200% of the federal poverty level.
Patients referred to specialty care services must pay a $10 fee per visit; however, if the specialist determines that inpatient or outpatient services are required, they will be made available to the patient at no charge.
Prescription Medication Assistance – Through their medication assistance program, BTC fills prescriptions for medications that are on the approved formulary list for a $7 co-payment. To participate in BTC’s medication assistance program, patients must receive a written prescription by a provider at one of the following clinics:
Faith Family Medical Clinic
Comprehensive Care Center
NGH at Meharry Ambulatory Care Ctr.
Vanderbilt Vine Hill Community Clinic
Siloam Family Health Center
Meharry Medical/Surgical Clinic
St. Thomas Family Health Center West or
St. Thomas Family Health Center South.
Transportation – Registered BTC patients, who have no other means of transportation, can receive free transportation to medical appointments at BTC affiliated clinics through the Metro Transit Authority. To determine eligibility for BTC’s transportation program, patients are encouraged to call (615) 340-0573 at least seven days before their appointment.
More information about Bridges to Care’s services and programs can be obtained by calling (615) 340-0573 or visiting their website at http://btc.nashville.gov.
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