Morton Memorial UMC will host van monthly for uninsured and underinsured patients
On Saturday, February 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m., St Thomas Health will be providing medical services in their Mobile Medical Van at Morton Memorial UMC in Monteagle.
St Thomas’s medical outreach program is to provide medical services to those who do not have insurance or are underinsured. Their medical staff will provide routine physicals, well-child care exams, immunizations, and sick visits for chronic and acute illnesses. These medical services will be provided every second Saturday of the month, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
St Thomas partners with RX Outreach to provide free prescriptions as needed and those prescriptions will be mailed to the patient’s home address. They are not able to provide prescriptions for pain medications.
At this time, St Thomas has funding to cover copay’s, deductibles, and other costs. Insurance claims will be filed for those who have insurance. Copays will not be charged. All who fall within or near the poverty guidelines are eligible for services. No one will be turned away for not being able to pay.
The health ministry will coincide with Morton’s monthly food ministry distribution. Please note that anyone in the community is eligible for these medical services. It is not required that anyone be a Food Ministry recipient to receive these services. For more information or questions, please contact Reverend Jodi McCullah, at Morton Memorial UMC; or Karen Noffsinger, at 931-636-8474. Morton Memorial UMC is located at 322 W. Main Street, Monteagle.
St Thomas is the leading faith-based health care system in TN and is part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system. Their mission is as follows: “We are committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.”