Welcome to MATTHEW WALKER COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER, Inc. (MWCHC), a private, non-profit organization proudly serving the Middle Tennessee area since 1968. Over 100 dedicated healthcare professionals and support staff provide primary and preventive healthcare and social service programs to thousands of people each year. MWCHC offers Middle Tennesseans quality comprehensive services regardless of a person’s ability to pay. To read more about MWCHC click here
What's New ....
Did you know that ONE in EIGHT Women will be diagnosed with breast cancer?
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center along with, HCA/Tristar, American Cancer Society and Amerigroup hosted Screening for Life, a program to provide mammograms and clinical breast exams to women in the Middle Tennessee area on October 1, through November 30, 2012. In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day, Screening for Life, provided clinical breast exams and mammograms to women ages 40 and older and to women of all ages who are at high-risk due to family history. To schedule a breast exam or mammogram appointment, call 615-327-9400 today!
For more information regarding Screening for Life, please call 615-484-7144.
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center partners with Vanderbilt Meharry Sickle Cell Disease Center of Excellence
New Tennessee Center Offers Affordable Care to Sickle Cell Patients
A team of healthcare specialists is working to coordinate care, reduce ER visits, and spread awareness
By Kristina Grifantini
When Dr. Michelle Williams first started practicing pediatrics in Nashville, Tennessee, she noticed that many patients with sickle cell disease stopped receiving primary care treatment once they transitioned to adult care.
Patients with the disease can lead functional lives with consistent medical treatment from primary care physicians and specialists. But without regular care, the genetic blood disorder can cause debilitating pain and lead to early death. Once patients hit adulthood, if they don’t have insurance, says Williams, they often live in pain and rely on emergency room visits when the pain is unbearable.
“One parent with sickle cell disease has two kids with the disease,” says Williams. “The couple brings the children to the doctor and the dad is standing up and you can see he’s in pain. He didn’t have insurance at 20 so he had to quit going to the doctor.”
To read more about the new partnership, click here.