homeless health care16 Nov 2008
Homeless people across the city will have access to primary health care thanks to a nearly $1.2 million federal grant and the plans of one Nashville nonprofit to expand care.
United Neighborhood Health Services will use the money to provide medical, dental and behavioral health care to the city’s homeless in a network of walk-in clinics across the city. With the new funds, organization officials say, every homeless person in the city stands to receive free medical care if they want it.
They expect to serve more than 5,000 homeless people a year. The grant is renewable annually if all the service requirements are met.