Project Access

Hamilton County Project Access is a broad-based community charity created to provide access to health care for low-income, uninsured individuals in Hamilton County. This initiative is a program under the leadership of the Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, in partnership with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society.

Since 2004, Hamilton County Project Access has coordinated more than $144 million dollars in donated health care to more than 12,000 low-income Hamilton County residents without access to health insurance or government-sponsored program. 

Project Access is a referral network that helps low-income uninsured Hamilton County resident receive medical care.

  • If a patient doesn't have a Primary Care Home. Project Access will help find one.
  • If a Primary Care Physician decides a patient needs to see a specialist, get medical testing or get hospital care, he/she will refer the patient to Project Access to see if they qualify for the program.
  • Patients who are enrolled  receive an identification card that will help access services.
  • Once enrolled, Project Access helps coordinate specialty and hospital care.
  • Patient Access will make appointments with health care providers.
  • Most services are provided at no cost to the patient; however, Project Access may not cover some needed services.


Physicians looking to find information on why and how to volunteer their services for Project Access, should click here.

Patients looks for information on how to enroll and eligibility, should click here.