News & Events

Matthew Walker Mondays In May at Sedona Tap House 

Don’t forget when you enjoy a $10 steak or salmon meal all day, every Monday in May, $4.00 will be donated to Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center.

Red and White Affair 2019

A good time was had by all in attendance! Thank you to our sponsors Alive Hospice, Amerigroup, John Davis. Music by Al Green and the Band. 

Thank you to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department for volunteering again this year and all Matthew Walker Health Center staff who volunteered.

Thank you to our MC, John Davis.

Last but certainly not least, Gwendolyn Langley and Tracye Henderson we thank you for you planning of this event.


Healthy Heart Day (February 1, 2019)

 We enjoyed a visit from the participants of Fifty Forward, Bordeaux. All in attendance received a free blood pressure screening, Dental education and information about handling stress.



Do You Need Health Insurance?

 We can help sign you up for health insurance or TennCare, if you qualify!

 In the past 60 days, did you just move to TN, lose a job, became a US citizen, lost insurance due to divorce etc. We may be able to assist you.

 No Appointment Necessary.

 If you have any questions, please call us at 615-340-1381.



If you are in a violent relationship, please talk with your Matthew Walker Health Center Medical or Dental provider so the Social Worker OR one of our Behavioral Health Specialists can help connect you to the resources you may need. If the person that is abusive is with you (in the waiting room or lobby), it is our duty to take all necessary precautions to protect your safety. All information will be strictly confidential.

→ Metro Nashville Police Department Domestic Violence Division | 615.880.3000

→ YWCA Nashville & Middle TN’s anonymous, confidential 24/7 Crisis & Support Helpline: 1-800-334-4628.

Be sure that you are in a safe and confidential place when you call.

→ Safe Haven Family Shelter | 615.256.8195

→ Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault | 615.386.9406

→ NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or 1-800-787-3224 



Are You at risk for hepatitis c? 

1in 2 people with Hepatitis C do not know they have it. 

Hepatitis C testing is available at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center. If you think you may be at risk, get tested. Call 615-327-9400 to make an appointment today.



do you need help with your addiction? 

We are here to help with you or a family member’s Opioid Addiction, Alcohol Abuse/Dependence, Marijuana Addiction and More

Call 615-327-9400 to make an confidential appointment with our qualified staff in Nashville, Clarksville or Smyrna.




need a ride to your appointment with us and are low on cash?

Now Nashville MTA has added the FREE Music City Blue Circuit bus along Jefferson Street.



Make sure that you are up-to-date.  Get your vaccinations in the Matthew Walker Nashville Walk-In Clinic on Thursdays and Fridays or schedule an appointment at 615 327 9400.

Not sure which vaccinations you need?  See the schedule on the left-hand side below to find out.

Its flu season.  have you had your flu shot? 

In the 2015-2016 flu season, over 300,000 people were hospitalized with flu-related complications.  Stay healthy, get your shot.  Walk-ins welcome on Thursdays and Fridays at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center Nashville clinic.

programs for seniors

 Recreational and educational activities just for Seniors!  Join us the 1st Tuesday of every month.

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

1035 14th Avenue North   ♦   Nashville, TN 37208

Groups are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 10:am – 12:00pm at no cost

The S.A.L.T Program was created to provide a recreational and educational outlet for adults 50 years old & older.                                                                                    

Activities include: BINGO for prizes, card games (Bridge, Spades, etc.), educational sessions on Medicare, medications, home safety tips, home health care, senior scams prevention, nutrition education, chair exercise, plus a lot more!!

Call 615-324-9689 or email Gwen Langley at for more information.                                              

Dial down Diabetes 

Free Diabetes education classes at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center!

The Second and Fourth Thursday of each month.

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

1035 14th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208.

Call 615-340-1289 or email for more information.

Press Releases


Matt Fox



Thursday, May 9, 2019


Historical Marker unveiling ceremony and Senior Expo to take place May 10 at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center (MWCHC), Nashville’s oldest non-profit health center, will host their 10th Annual Senior Expo on May 10 at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center. MWCHC will also host the unveiling of Historical Marker No. 189 from The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County recognizing Dr. Matthew Walker, Sr.’s impact on the middle Tennessee community and beyond. Councilmember Freddie O’Connell and MWCHC CEO Katina Beard will share remarks about Dr. Walker at the unveiling.

The unveiling will take place at 9:30 a.m., and the Senior Expo will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 Historical Marker Text:

“Matthew Walker was born December 7, 1906 in Waterproof, La. After attending school in New Orleans, he graduated from Meharry Medical College in 1934 and began teaching at Hubbard Hospital. Walker served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 1945-73 and was instrumental in securing a 1968 federal grant to start the Meharry Neighborhood Health Center. In 1970 the community-based clinic’s name was changed to the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center in his honor.”

 About Senior Expo:

The 10th annual Senior Expo is held in conjunction with Older Americans Month (OAM). Seniors are never too old – or too young – to take part in activities that can enrich their physical, mental and emotional well-being, and Senior Expo celebrates the many ways older adults make a difference in the community. This free event offers seniors access to nearly 30 local organizations including Alive Hospice, Council on Aging, and Fifty Forward, among others, and resources all under one roof. Blood pressure screenings, door prizes, agency giveaways and much more will all be available for attendees.

WHAT:         Historical Marker Unveiling and 10th Annual Senior Expo

WHO:           Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center Council member Freddie O’Connell

WHEN:         May 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Central Time

 Where:         Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

                     1035 14th Avenue North

                     Nashville, TN 37208

On August 10th, 2017 Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center in Clarksville will celebrate 10 years of serving Montgomery county and surrounding areas. When the center was originally chartered in 2007, patient options for affordable medical and dental care in the Clarksville area were limited.  With the support of individuals like Representative Joe Pitts, Senator Mark Green, James Halford II and many others, the center has been able to provide over 31,000 patient visits in the past decade.


Clarksville Health Center Celebrates a Decade of Providing High-Quality, Low-Cost Healthcare   

Clarksville, TN – August 10, 2017

On August 10th, 2017 Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center in Clarksville will celebrate 10 years of serving Montgomery county and surrounding areas. When the center was originally chartered in 2007, patient options for affordable medical and dental care in the Clarksville area were limited.  With the support of individuals like Representative Joe Pitts, Senator Mark Green, James Halford II and many others, the center has been able to provide over 31,000 patient visits in the past decade.

“We are honored to be a part of this wonderful community. Since we started the clinic in 2007 Montgomery county residents and business partners have wrapped their arms around us and that means so much” said Katina Beard, CEO of Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, “ We are taking this time to just say thank you to a few of the many that have helped to make sure Montgomery county has access to quality medical and dental services regardless of a person’s availability of insurance”.

To celebrate the anniversary, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center is hosting a reception on August 10th at Freedom Point Event Center @ Liberty Park and a community open house at our clinic on August 11th.  For more information about the reception or to inquire about attending the celebration or open house, contact Cathy Hunt at (615) 340-1292.

About Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center:  Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center with locations in Clarksville, Nashville and Smyrna Tennessee. The organization is committed to providing primary and preventive medical and dental care for everyone – insured or uninsured. For patients without insurance, our fees for care are based on income. Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Dr. Michele Williams named to the Women to Watch Class of 2017

Nashville, TN – June 20, 2017

Matthew Walker’s own Dr. Michele Williams was honored on June 20th as one of Nashville Medical Journal’s Women to Watch.

The 10 women honored this year represent the village required to deliver quality care across the continuum in a highly complex, heavily regulated industry. Provider, payer, researcher, consultant, executive, industry advocate, design innovator, strategic planner, program director, educator, lifelong learner, problem solver, leader, mentor … no single title describes these women who willingly wear the many hats necessary to create transformative change in American healthcare.

Generous with their expertise and energy, these incredible women also serve on numerous community boards and industry organizations. Despite busy days, they find the time to mentor the next generation of healthcare professionals. They are unafraid to address the big issues. They lead by example. And they never forget the work they do has an impact on patients.

Congratulations to Dr. Williams!

Opportunity Now at Matthew Walker

Nashville, TN – June 12, 2017

The staff at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center is very excited to have 10 wonderful students on site from Nashville’s Opportunity NOW initiative. While working at Matthew Walker, these students will have the opportunity to work with our medical and dental teams and other department teams such as outreach, finance and legal.

Opportunity NOW is a coordinated initiative launched by Mayor Megan Barry to provide young people in Davidson County access to employment.  In Nashville, we have seen fewer and fewer teenagers and young adults working during the summers and after-school. At the same time, Nashville employers across various industries are concerned about the lack of “soft” skills among their youngest employees-skills most readily learned through actual work experience.

The initiative was created based on recommendations from the Mayor’s Youth Violence Summit as a way to connect youth to opportunity and to hope. Opportunity NOW is designed to combat the growing gap in opportunity and will become the much needed system for delivering employment and employment-like opportunities for young people.

Tiffany Pack Joins Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center as Director of Development

Nashville, TN – May 22, 2017

Tiffany has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare marketing and engagement. Before joining Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Tiffany led marketing and branding efforts at Sparks Grove. She also led engagement, implementation, strategic account management and marketing at Change Healthcare, Ceridian Corporation and Gordian Health Solutions (Onlife). Tiffany discovered her passion for public health while part of a wellness organization in 2005. She is the co-founder of and continues to run a preventive care clinic in San Eduardo, Ecuador.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When she is not working, Tiffany enjoys biking, rock climbing, cooking for friends and hanging out with her dogs.

Tera Hambrick, Esq. named to Nashville Bar Association Fellows Class of 2017

Nashville, TN – March 20, 2017

Tera Hambrick, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Legal Counsel at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, is a new Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation (NBF). She and the other Class of 2017 NBF Fellows were recently honored at a black tie dinner at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

The NBF Fellows Program allows the Bar to honor its colleagues who have contributed significantly to the community. Devotion to client service and to public interest is one of the hallmarks of the program. Fellows are selected by their colleagues within the legal community. Each class of Fellows is limited to approximately 2 percent of the Nashville Bar.

Congratulations, Tera!