The Primary Care and Hope Clinic is a non-profit community health center providing quality, affordable family health services, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. The health center has been providing health care for the uninsured and underserved of Rutherford County and the surrounding area for over twenty-two years. Uninsured patients can qualify for a sliding fee discount, based on income and family size. TennCare, Medicare, and private insurance are also accepted. Each year, the health center’s staff provide 26,000 patient visits to more than 7,000 patients. Medical providers include two physicians, and seven board-certified family nurse practitioners. A third medical doctor will be joining the staff this fall. Mental health services are provided by a licensed clinical social worker.
Comprehensive primary and acute health care services are available for all ages, and include physical exams, health care for colds, minor injuries, and chronic illnesses, immunizations, pediatric care, and women’s health. The Primary Care and Hope Clinic also offers on-site lab testing and x-ray, behavioral health counseling, diabetic education and prescription
assistance. Spanish translation services are also available.
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic has three locations in Rutherford County. The health center’s main campus, The
Community of Hope, is located in the Murfreesboro Gateway. This 27,000 square-foot facility featuring 24 exam rooms and three treatment rooms, was completed in 2008. The Hope II satellite office, located within the Franklin Heights neighborhood is a partnership with the Murfreesboro Housing Authority to increase access to medical care for their residents. In 2012, The Primary Care and Hope Clinic Smyrna opened in the StoneCrest Physicians Building to better serve residents in northern Rutherford County.
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic partners with Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital to provide nurse practitioners and staff for the Mobile Heath Unit. The Mobile Health Unit travels to Murfreesboro City Schools and Rutherford County Schools throughout the year to provide health care and immunizations for students and their families. This partnership offers an additional access point for comprehensive medical services.
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic now offers assistance to the public with health insurance and TennCare enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Certified Application Counselors can assist with completing the application, explaining the financial assistance options, and understanding health insurance and health plan options.
The Primary Care and Hope Clinic offers extended hours and same-day appointments. More information can be found at their website, www.hopeclnc.org. To make an appointment, call (615) 893-9390.