Providing Hope for Southeast Tennessee
Project Access is a community charity that coordinates specialty medical care between physicians, hospitals, and other community partners that donate their services, and local residents who don't qualify for other programs.
Help is here.
Many people in Southeast Tennessee do not have health insurance, making getting specialty care difficult.
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 while still being able to afford basic needs such as food, clothing, and housing.
Project Access was created to help people in this tough spot
access specialty medical care they need.
How Does it work?
Project Access maintains a network of area physicians, hospitals, community clinics, and other partners who donate their services.
Patients who need help with specialty care are referred to Project Access by their primary care physician. If eligible to enroll in the Project Access network, we will identify specialists and schedule your appointments. Most services are are provided at no cost to the patient.*
Who is Eligible for Project Access?
You must be a resident of Southeast Tennessee for at least 90 days
You must not have access or be eligible for any other type of insurance or government sponsored healthcare program
Your annual household income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. You will be required to provide documentation about your income.
23,872 local residents have received care through Project Access
That's more than $224 million
in donated healthcare
Project Access Gives Physicians
A Better Way to Give Back
Physicians have always provided charity health care. But it hasn't always been easy to manage or coordinate. Project Access provides a better way for physicians to provide charity care by taking the burden of administration off them and their staff. We screen potential charity care patients to verify they meet program criteria
Your Support Makes an Impact
Project Access relies on contributions from community members, the medical community, foundations, and other supporters to continue our mission of helping uninsured individuals get the health care they need.
Make a tax-deductible donation to the Medical Foundation of Chattanooga or sponsor our annual gala.