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Homeless will get free care in Nashville

The Tennessean, November 17, 2008
Homeless people across Nashville will have access to primary healthcare 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 healthcare to the city's homeless in a network of walk-in clinics across the city. Advocates say the new plan should help cut down on the number of emergency room visits by the homeless and save taxpayers money. A recent study by the Nashville nonprofit Park Center showed that Nashville's homeless visited hospitals three times more often than homeless in other cities.