Out of approximately two million residents in the greater Nashville area, 300,000 do NOT have insurance. And only 50 percent of those know about affordable healthcare clinics nearby. Carol Westlake from the Safety Net Consortium joined us on a recent episode of Community Health Matters to discuss My HealthCare Home, a website connecting patients to healthcare options. View her segment here.

The mission of the new My HealthCare Home website is to easily and quickly connect the uninsured, underinsured and low-income population of Middle Tennessee to high-quality, accessible and affordable healthcare clinics in their area.

These community-based clinics provide preventive and continuing care and are an alternative to emergency rooms or minute clinics. With more than 50 not-for-profit locations, My HealthCare Home clinics also have specialists on staff at the same affordable prices and include dental and mental health services.

It’s important to note My HealthCare Home does not only provide options for underinsured people, the clinics are a safety net for anyone who needs them. Clinics charge fees based on your income and family size, and serve persons without health insurance or with TennCare, coverage through the Affordable Care Act or employer-based health insurance.

If you struggle to pay for healthcare, visit www.MyHCHtn.org to find clinic locations, services and hours, and the phone number or online registration link to set up an appointment.

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Community Health Matters airs on the second Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Central Time, with an encore showing on the second Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m Central.