Saint Thomas Health provides free medical, dental and vision care

Saint Thomas Health will host a free healthcare clinic at Warren County High School in McMinnville, Tenn., on July 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saint Thomas Health is a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.

The Saint Thomas Health Medical Mission at Home is partnering with community organizations to provide free medical care including pharmacy services, dental services, mammography screening, vision services, foot care, lab services, and behavioral medicine. More than 250 volunteers from Saint Thomas Health, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, chaplains, senior leaders and other hospital staff, will participate. Visit the Warren County Medical Mission at Home event page on Facebook to learn more.

“Many Middle Tennesseans are uninsured or underinsured and need access to affordable healthcare, and our Medical Missions at Home are a direct response to these community needs,” said Dale Humphrey, Chief Administrative Officer of Saint Thomas River Park Hospital. “Saint Thomas Health is honored to offer free healthcare services to Warren County and the surrounding communities, and we are extremely grateful for the compassionate care provided by our associate and provider volunteers.”

Since 2008, Saint Thomas Health has hosted more than 30 Medical Missions at Home in multiple locations throughout Middle Tennessee, including over 20,000 patient encounters for those who are most in need. Saint Thomas Health will also host a Medical Mission at Home in Nashville on September 22, 2018. Information about upcoming medical missions can be found here.

The Ascension Medical Mission at Home is an annual national network of free healthcare clinics for the uninsured and underinsured, and led by Ascension caregivers and partners. Ascension Medical Mission at Home clinics have been held in Tennessee, Washington, D.C., New York, Alabama, Florida, Connecticut,

Indiana and Texas, with plans to expand to more states and locations in the future.

ABOUT SAINT THOMAS HEALTH

In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates. Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $92 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017. Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.sthealth.com.

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