Hospital-based Clinics

What is a hospital-based clinic?

Hospital-based clinics are outpatient departments of a hospital. They are common for hospitals like Vanderbilt University Medical Center that own or lease clinic locations and employ staff involved in patient care. These also are sometimes called provider-based clinics.

To know whether a clinic is hospital-based, you can ask when scheduling your appointment. Also, a hospital-based clinic  will have signs clearly saying it is “an outpatient department of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.”

If you have questions, call (800) 925-0120 to speak with a Patient Representative.

How does this affect billing?

Hospital-based clinics may bill insurance companies separately for two types of services. One is professional services provided by your doctor. The other is facility costs for equipment, supplies and other employees involved in your care.

Your health insurance plan is unique to you and your insurance provider. Your plan may cover services at a hospital-based clinic differently than other services. This may impact your out-of-pocket costs. We recommend you review your plan benefits or ask your insurance provider about your coverage at a hospital-based clinic.

Hospital-based clinics must tell patients covered by Medicare and Medicare Advantage about the two types of charges. They must also give them an estimate of their costs. These patients must sign a “Medicare Beneficiary Liability Notice” once a year for each clinic where they get care.

If you will have difficulty paying for your clinic visit or procedure, Vanderbilt offers financial assistance to help patients who qualify. Call our Patient Representatives at (615) 936-3938 for more information.

Hospital-Based Locations

Hospital and On-Campus Hospital-Based Locations:

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Medical Center East (North and South Towers) 
  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
  • Free Electron Laser Center
  • The Vanderbilt Clinic
  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Doctors’ Office Tower
  • Medical Arts Building 
  • Village at Vanderbilt
  • The Dayani Center
  • Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Preston Research Building
  • Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Vanderbilt’s other hospital-based clinics are:

719 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37204
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 21000
Nashville, TN 37204
Today's hours:7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
324 Cool Springs Boulevard, Suite B
Franklin, TN 37067