latest nhpb_banner 1__compressed2



Local programs - Search

Immediate Financial Assistance

Rental Assistance

Food Pantries

Utility Bill Help

Free Stuff

Work From Home Jobs

Public and Government Assistance

Disability Benefits

Section 8 Housing

Senior Help

Free Money

Free Grants

Free Clothes

Charity Assistance

Church Assistance

Community Action Agencies

Car Payment Assistance

How to Save Money

Help with Medical Bills



Free healthcare clinics in Tennessee.

Patients who are low income or that have no or limited health insurance can get medical care from free clinics or county health departments in Tennessee. There are healthcare centers across the state that may be near you, many of which are non-profit or “Federally Qualified” facilities. While in some cases patients may have to pay a small fee towards their medical care, which will depend on their income, in other cases the health care is provided to them at no cost.

Tennessee community clinics, affordable doctors as well as health departments provide assistance to tens of thousands of low income individuals each year, including some on a walk in basis. Some of the services offered include free general check ups, immunizations, lab work, eye exams, cancer screenings, meantal health counseling and prescription medications. Other free care is offered as well to low income adults, children, women, and disabled among others as well as people on Medicaid.

In general, if a clinic can’t help with what you need, then referrals may be offered to other nearby locations in Tennessee, some of which will offer free care or patient assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. Clinics can be funded by either government grants and/or private donations, and they take pride in providing the highest quality care at the lowest possible prices. Find information on the community clinics that operate in Tennessee below as well as a phone number at the bottom of the page for referrals.

Local Tennessee clinics near you

Find details on additional free or low cost community clinics and health care centers for your specific county or city in Tennessee. A number of medical and dental programs will be offered, some for free. These health and dental centers are specific to that region.

Baxter Medical Clinic
Location is 319 Broad St, Baxter Tennessee 38544. For details and hours, call 931-858-2116 for hours.




Free Medical Clinic of Briceville
1456 Briceville Rd, Briceville TN 37710. Dial 865-338-5900
People without health insurance can use the center. Free medical services include, but are not limited too  Sport physicals as well as Infant, child, adult and older adult care. There also general  physical exams, health risk screenings, preventative health services, as well as free eye screenings.

Cempa Community Primary Care Clinic
Main address is 1000 E 3rd St, Chattanooga TN 37403. Call 423-265-2273

Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Chattanooga
5705 Marlin Rd, Chattanooga TN 37411. Call 423-855-8220
Sliding fee and free, or affordable doctors, give out health maintenance exams. This may be free cancer sneerings, STD testing, Pediatrics, and more.

Church Hill Free Medical Clinic
Church Hill Shopping Plaza- 401 Richmond St, Church Hill Tennessee 37642. For information, call 423-256-2408.
Free basic check ups are arranged as well as information on other service. Case workers help with Benefits Coordination, Pharmacy, Physical o Speech Therapy.

Cleveland Family Health Care Center
Address is 1420 Fritz St SE, Cleveland Tennessee 37323. Telephone number is 423-478-1970
Whether insured or not, or on Medicare, get assistance for medical and health care needs. Check-ups, OB-GYN services, pregnancy testing, and even help for patients on Medicare is offered.

Rhea County Primary Care Center
8850 Rhea County Hwy, Dayton TN 37321. Main number is 423-775-1160

Morgan Scott Project
They operate a free Medical Clinic at 1022 Old Deer Lodge Pke, Deer Lodge Tennessee 37726. Telephone 423-965-3131
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, they help the low income, migrant workers, the elderly and people with no health insurance plans.

Mercy Community Healthcare
1113 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin Tennessee 37064. For details on services, call 866-790-8388





Free Medical Clinic of Harriman
Free clinic is at 521 Devonia St, Harriman TN 37748. Dial 865-234-6053
Get free mental health and pharmacy services, check ups, preventative health services, insulin and more.

Huntsville Primary Care Center - MPHC
Main address is 2974 Baker Hwy, Huntsville Tennessee 37756. Call 423-663-9200

Free Medical Clinic Of America
Community clinic location is at 6209 Chapman HWY, Knoxville TN 37920. Call 865-577-3733
This is a non-profit, community clinic that is federal government funded. They offer free or sliding fee services, such as diabetes management, pharmacy services, treatment for minor illnesses, as well as vouchers for prescription drugs.

Community Health of East Tennessee (formerly REACHS, Inc.)
Location is 130 Independence Lane, La Follette TN 37766. Call 423-562-1705
Both private insurance is accepted, as well as government health plans such as Medicaid. The goal is to not turn anyone away from care.

Operation Outreach - Mobile clinic
The address varies, but the main office is at 1325 Jefferson Ave, Memphis TN 38104. For locations, call 901-842-3167

Mountain City Extended Hours Health Center (ETSU)
1901 South Shady St, Mountain City TN 37683. Call 423-727-1150
Urgent and amublatory services may be offered by the free / sliding fee community clinic. Comprehensive diagnostic and ancillary service, blood tests, diabetes care and more may be offered too.

STH - Saint Louise Family Medicine Center
1020 N Highland Ave, Murfreesboro Tennessee 37130. Call 615-396-6620

Connectus Health
The Priest Lake Family & Women’s Health Center is at 2637 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville Tennessee 37217. Call 615-292-9770

Salt Wagon Student-Run Free Health Clinic
The Meharry Medical College sets this up at 1818 Albion St, Nashville Tennessee 37208. Call 615-378-7585
The free, charitable clinic offers free primary medical care. This may be vaccinations, work-related physical immunizations and examinations for low-income residents, children and the uninsured.

Neighborhood Health
The centers try not to turn anyone away. Fees and medical medical problems, immunizations, prenatal care, cancer screening, well-child check-ups, and dental exams and services.

  • Casa Azafran is at 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville TN 37211. Call 615-227-3000
  • Cayce Place is a free clinic at 617 S 8th St, Nashville TN 37206. Main number is 615-227-3000
    Downtown office is at 526 8th Ave S, Nashville TN 37203. Call 615-227-3000
  • Welshwood location is at 419 Welshwood Dr, Nashville TN 37211. For information on the healthcare, call 615-227-3000

Shade Tree Clinic
2410 Franklin PIKE, Nashville TN 37204. Phone 615-422-5262

Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge
116 E Division Rd, Oak Ridge TN 37830. Main intake number is 865-483-3904
Get care and free medical testing. Staff and doctors offer Pregnancy, X-Ray, Social Services such as help enrolling for Affordable Care Act, Hepatitis C Testing, Blood Pressure as well as Cancer Screening.

Community Clinic Of Shelbyville & Bedford County
The address is 200 Dover St, Shelbyville TN 37160. Main number is 931-684-6772





Rural Health Clinics and Centers
The various sites are Federally Qualified Health Centers. They will do their best to not turn anyone away and will try to offer sliding fee scales and other forms of support. A major focus is on farmworkers, the rual community, and migrant workers in Tennessee. Call 423-272-9163.

  • 260 Highway 11 E., Bulls Gap, Tennessee 37711-3416. Call 423-272-9163
  • Dry Creek - 1826 N. Main Ave., Erwin, Tennessee 37650-8932.
  • Another option is 152 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, Tennessee 37687-3002
  • Baileyton Medical - 580 Van Hill Rd., Greeneville, Tennessee 37745-7608. Clinic phone number - 423-272-9163
  • Address of center is 105 Limestone Ruritan Rd., Limestone, Tennessee 37681-2515. For hours, dial 423-272-9163
  • Clinic address: 222 Oak St., Mountain City, TN 37683-1526, 423-272-9163
  • West Main - 900 W. Main St., Rogersville, Tennessee 37857-2448.
  • 4966 Highway 11W, Rogersville, TN 37857-6028, 423-272-9163. The medical center will try to treat common ailments for low income people, and offer free care if someone’s income is low enough.
  • Hancock Medical Center - 300 River Rd., Sneedville, TN 37869-3806. Call 423-272-9163
  • Location is 1861 Main St., Sneedville, TN 37869-3645

629 Nuckolls Rd.
Bolivar, TN 38008-1599
Phone number is 731-659-3114
The location will offer prescription drugs, health maintenance exams, check ups, prescriptions, and other forms of affordable medical care.

County Health Departments in Tennessee
almost every county has one. They provide public health care, such as free vaccinations, STD checks, immunizations, dental care, information on applying for Medicaid or Medicare, prescription drug discount cards and more. Immigrants, the unemployed, elderly, and poor can get help. There are also free health risk screenings, eye exams, hearing aids and other resources. The phone number for each agency is 931-520-4202.

  • Pickett County - 1013 Woodlawn Dr., Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549-2317. Call for help - 931-520-4202
  • Smith County - 303 High St. N., Carthage, TN 37030-1429. Telephone -  (615) 735-0242
  • Clay County - 115 Guffey St., Celina, TN 38551-4089. Dial 931-520-4202
  • White County Health Center - 135 Walker St., Sparta, Tennessee 38583-1725.
  • Van Bruen County Assistance is at P.O. Box 277, Spencer, TN 38585-0277.
  • Deklab County is at 254 Tiger Dr., Smithville, TN 37166-6812. Phone number -  Call 615-597-7599. Can offer immunizations and referrals to the poor.
  • Warren County - 1401 Sparta St., Mc Minnville, Tennessee 37110-1301. Call 931-520-4202 for intake or referrals to public aid.
  • Macon County Public HealthCare is at 601 Highway 52 Byp E.. Lafayette, TN 37083-1009. Also dial 931-520-4202
  • Fentress County - 240 Colonial Cir. Ste A, Jamestown, Tennessee 38556-3924.
  • Cumberland County - 131 S. Webb Ave., Crossville, Tennessee 38555-8452. The center offers diagnostic procedures and treatment as well as health screenings, free pediatric care and general medicine.
  • Putnam County - 121 S. Dixie Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501-3401. Phone number - (931) 528-2531
    . Immunization and other types of government subsidized medical care is arranged.
  • Overton County residents, including the poor, elderly, and immigrants can try 5880 Bradford Hicks Dr., Livingston, TN 38570-2236. Dial 931-520-4202
  • Macon County Public HealthCare is at 601 Highway 52 Byp E.. Lafayette, TN 37083-1009. Also dial 931-520-4202
  • Fentress County - 240 Colonial Cir. Ste A, Jamestown, Tennessee 38556-3924.
  • Cumberland County - 131 S. Webb Ave., Crossville, Tennessee 38555-8452. The center offers diagnostic procedures and treatment as well as health screenings, free pediatric care and general medicine.
  • Cannon County low income and uninsured families can stop by 301 W. Main St. Ste 200, Woodbury, Tennessee 37190-1100.
  • Jackson County Health Department Clinic. The center is at 600 N Murray St, Gainesboro TN 38562. Dial 931-268-0218
  • Cannon County Health Department, Address is 106 Alexander Dr, Woodbury TN 37190. Main number is 615-563-4243
  • Dekalb County Health Department address is 254 Tiger Dr, Smithville TN 37166.
  • Greene County Health Department, 810 W Church St, Greeneville TN 37744. Call 423-798-1749
    Immunization and other types of government subsidized medical care is arranged.
  • Macon County Health Department - 601 Hwy 52 Bypass E, Lafayette TN 37083. Main number is 615-666-2142
  • Morgan County Medical Center location is 224 Old Mill Rd, Wartburg TN 37887. Call 423-346-6221
  • Rutherford County Health Department - Physical address - 100 W Burton St, Murfreesboro TN 37130. Call 615-898-7880

Location of clinic is 1200 Dodson Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406-3214
Staff and volunteers from the clinic offer dental care, mental health and pharmacy services. The uninsured, indigent and working poor in Tennessee may call on the center.

Basic check ups may be available for guests, as well as referrals to public assistance and Medicaid. It is a network of free, charitable clinics and social service agencies in Hamilton County. They help the poor, homeless, unemployed and others get free or low cost medical or dental care. Other options are offered too. They include the following. Each intake number is 423-209-8232.

  • Safe Space. The Community clinic address - 801 E. 8th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403-2628. Call 423-209-8232
  • The Homeless Health Care Center is at 717 E. 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403-3104, dial 423-209-5800 or 423-209-8232. The clinic will coordinate pediatrics, family care, pulmonary medicine, sports medicine physicals, urology, and care for women.
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network - 711 E. 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403-3104. Dial for medical care - 423-209-8232
  • Hastings House is another option. The address is 1402 Bailey Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404-2903, dial 423-209-8232
  • Union Gospel, 800 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2612. Call 423-209-8232

100 E. 37th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37410-1401

5663 Highway 90
Clairfield, TN 37715-3632
The low income, seniors, or uninsured can benefit from immunizations, any needed cancer screening, well-child check-ups. Doctors and other volunteers work at this free clinic.







Matthew Walker Health Center
230 Dover Rd.
Clarksville, TN 37042-4183
Call and get referrals to hospitals in Tennessee if need be.

3222 Chestnut Hill School Rd.
Dandridge, TN 37725
Phone - 865.509.6611

Rural Medical Services Inc.
The main center is in Newport, TN.
(423) 613-3300
They operate several community clinics for Cocke and Jefferson Counties as well as nearby regions. Patients have access to an income-based Sliding Fee program that is available for everyone, even if they are insured or lack health insurance.

Family Heath Centers at Ocoee Regional Health
A social service agency that operates nationwide as well as in Tennessee. Get free or affordable medical care, physicals, learn about health insurance and more. The Federally Qualified Health Centers may also offer financial aid for bills or food. In addition, volunteer doctors from the city offer preventative health services, eye exams, high blood pressure management, and other treatment plans. The phone number for each center is 423-338-8995.

  • Rhea County - Location is 188 16th Ave. Ste 106, Dayton, TN 37321-1037. Call 423-338-8995
  • 1420 Fritz St. S.E., Cleveland, TN 37323-6009.
  • Bledsoe County Primary Care Center - 3625 Main St., Pikeville, TN 37367-5319.
  • 126 Polk St., Benton, Tennessee 37307. Phone - 423-338-8995
  • Grundy County free medical and prescriptions are at Highway 108, Palmer, TN 37365. Call 423-338-8995.
  • Meigs County, 305 River Rd., Decatur, TN 37322-7801.

208 Old Deer Lodge Pike
Deer Lodge, Tennessee 37726
423-346-6201 x24

1021 Spring St.
Dover, TN 37058-3302
Dial 931-232-5329 x11

Government Qualified Health Centers - Christ Community
This Tennessee sliding fee clinic offers care to the low income disabled, uninsured, and homeless among other patients. Get preventative health services, TB skin tests, Diagnosis and Treatment of Illness, school physicals, vision, obstetrics, and referrals too. As staff can direct patients to other hospitals.

  • Broad Avenue Health Center - 2861 Broad Ave., Memphis, Tennessee 38112-2903. Call 901-260-8500
    The private physicians at the center will accept private insurance, Medicare, or government Medicaid to pay for bills. An on site pharmacy is available from the government approved center.
  • Orange Mound - 2569 Douglass Ave., Memphis, TN 38114-2532
  • Frayser Health Center - Location - 3124 Thomas St., Memphis, TN 38127-6003

Henderson Health Center
208 North Ave.
Henderson, Tennessee 38340-1816

2974 Baker Hwy
Huntsville, TN 37756-3806
423-663-2740 x42
Services - pediatric services, check ups, work and school physicals, winter and seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines, prescriptions for medicines too. They also work with other non-profit clinics.

  • There is also the Area health center. It is at 3826 Norma Rd., Huntsville, TN 37756-4408. Call 423-663-2740 x42. A government certified, non-profit clinic in Tennessee.

550 Sunset Trl.
Jellico, TN 37762-2343

207 E. Myrtle Ave.
Johnson City, TN 37601-4633
Case management of specialty needs, non-emergency care and inpatient services are available. Some fees and bills may be due from patients.

737 E. Sevier Ave.
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660-4912





502 W. Central Ave. Ste 1
La Follette, TN 37766-3464

  • A clinic for children is available too. They advocate for kids from low income families, single parent homes, and children in general. Free health check ups, food, and more is offered. Or learn about the government CHIP health insurance plan. Address is 2315 Jacksboro Pike, La Follette, Tennessee 37766-2906. Dial 423-562-1156

115 E. Brooklyn St.
Linden, TN 37096-3515
The center will bill some patients based on an ability-to-pay basis, or a sliding fee scale. Physicals, Internal Medicine, and more is available.

7723 Clearview Church Ln.
Lyles, TN 37098-1609

Call for information on programs. there is disease screening, Diagnostic laboratory and radiological services, and some emergency care. Volunteer doctors, nurses, and medical professionals often volunteer at the center. There are also health maintenance exams, free mental health counseling, and information on benefits such as prescription discount cards. Or for a free clinic below, call 865-544-0406.

  • Address - 1285 Highway 11W, Bean Station, Tennessee 37708-5810. Dial Dial - 865-544-0406
  • Address: 180 Emory Rd., Blaine, TN 37709-2420. Phone 865-544-0406
  • Jefferson City Clinic is at 120 Hospital Dr., Jefferson City, TN 37760-5279. Phone 865-544-0406
  • Center City Sliding fee clinic is at 2018 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921-5718. Call 865-544-0406
  • West Knox - 10263 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37922-3276
  • Cherokee Health Systems focuses on immigrants as well as Native Americans at 4330 Maynardville Hwy
    Maynardville, TN 37807-3618. Phone 865-544-0406. Or try 815 W. 5th North St., Morristown, TN 37814-3810. Another Cherokee Clinic is at 8655 Rutledge Pike, Rutledge, Tennessee 37861-3112.
  • Bellwood Clinic is at 305 N. Bellwood Rd., Morristown, TN 37814-1120.
  • 6350 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy, Talbott, TN 37877-8605. Phone - 865-544-0406
  • North Knox County - 7714 Conner Rd. Ste 1, Powell, TN 37849-3559. Telephone number is 865-544-0406
  • Washburn Free Clinic address is 7719 Highway 131, Washburn, TN 37888-4055. Assistance includes x-ray, vision tests, obstetrics, and specialty referral to other community clinics.

806 Walker Ave.
Memphis, TN 38126-6511
Medical students and other doctors offer care.

278 Greenlaw Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105-1861
Free or sliding fee x-ray, vision, obstetrics, hearing tests, blood pressure or cardiac screenings and specialty referral and other medical services may be offered..

360 E. Eh Crump Blvd.
Memphis, Tennessee 38126-5310
Referrals to specialty care practitioners in Shelby County Tennessee are offered if needed from the community clinic. Other services include medications, tests, lab work, and check ups.

They only focus on local residents and the community. There are two clinic locations.
601 Benton Ave.
Nashville, TN 37204-2303

  • Or try 301 28th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37203-1439, 615-322-8631

These free or low cost sliding free clinics are full-service primary care health center. Patients, whether they have insurance or not, pay based on their income. Get Infant, child, adult and older adult health care, exams, medication and other assistance. There are also referrals to dental assistance programs are offered, such as cleanings, extractions. Basic check ups and other health care is available too.

  • 100A Damascus St., Hartsville, TN 37074-1502. Dial 615-228-8902 x114
  • 601 W. Due West Ave., Madison, TN 37115-4423. Walk-in Care is available from nurses and staff. They can offer referrals to specialists too.
  • Cayce Family Clinic is at 617 S. 8th St., Nashville, TN 37206-3819. Phone  615-228-8902. Non-emergency care is available. Ask for any charity care or payment plans too.
  • Sam Levy Clinic - 222 Grace St., Nashville, Tennessee 37207-5912. The medical center will offer low cost or free primary and preventive health care services such as treatment for medical problems. Other services from the center and its staff include immunizations, prenatal care, and referrals to dental exams and services.
  • Waverly - Belmont address - 1501 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203-4909
  • Southside clinic - 107 Charles E. Davis Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2745. Call 615-228-8902 x114

Main address: 1035 14th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37208-3050

207 Murray Dr.
Newport, TN 37821-3631
Call - 865-509-0055

460 Industrial Ln.
Oneida, Tennessee 37841-6294
Phone number - 423-663-2740 x42

111 Mockingbird Ave.
Parrottsville, Tennessee 37843-2741

130 N. Main St.
Ridgely, Tennessee 38080-1317

715 Rugby Hwy
Robbins, TN 37852
423-663-2740 x42
They are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), meaning medical care, advice, and support is given regardless of patients income or ability to pay. Free medical, prescription drugs, women care and more.

4940 Highway 57
Rossville, TN

765 Florence Rd.
Savannah, TN 38372-3451






17 1st St. E.
Stanton, Tennessee 38069-4426
The homeless or uninsured/underinsured may also get help. Call for an appointment for medical or dental services, even including extractions.

Volunteers and medical professionals may offer check ups, outreach services, well and sick child services, and referrals from 2 locations.

  • Address: 1206 Highway 411, Vonore, TN 37885-2455. Telephone: 423-442-7268
  • 412 Hunt St., Tellico Plains, TN 37385-5046, 423-442-7268

215 S. Court St.
Tiptonville, Tennessee 38079-1305

Winfield Medical Center
Location is 25677 Scott Hwy
Winfield, TN 37892
Phone: (423) 569-8064

Find more Tennessee free or low cost community clinics

Other Community Health Centers are located in Tennessee, and many others will offer health care at no cost to patients. To find additional locations and clinics in your area near you, dial (615) 414-8345 or 800-343-3136.


By Jon McNamara













Contact Us

About Us

Financial Literacy Blog

Privacy policy

Visit Facebook page