Hospital-Based Clinics: Questions You May Have

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.

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.

Does this impact what I’ll pay for my visit?

Your insurance plan is unique to you and your insurance provider. Your plan may cover services at a hospital-based clinic differently. 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.

Are there other differences?

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.

Where can I call with questions?

Call (800) 925-0120 to speak with a Patient Representative.

What if I have difficulty paying for clinic visit or procedure?

Vanderbilt offers financial assistance to help patients who qualify. Call our Patient Representatives at (615) 936-3938 for more information.

How can I know if a clinic is hospital-based?

You can ask when scheduling your appointment. A hospital-based clinic will have signs clearly saying it is “an outpatient department of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.”

Which Vanderbilt clinics are hospital based?

Vanderbilt’s hospital-based clinics are:

The Vanderbilt Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3501A
Nashville, TN 37232

Medical Center East
1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232

Village at Vanderbilt
1500 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37204

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Pediatric Rehabilitation Service
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 21000
Nashville, TN 37204

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt
3401 West End Avenue, Suite 380
Nashville TN 37203

Vanderbilt Children's Surgery and Clinics
2102 West Northfield Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Vanderbilt Surgery Center 
225 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064

Vanderbilt Health Breast Center
324 Cool Springs Boulevard, Suite B
Franklin, TN 37067

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Cool Springs
324 Cool Springs Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37067

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at NorthCrest
500 NorthCrest Drive, Suite 521
Springfield, TN 37072

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Spring Hill
1003 Reserve Boulevard, Suite 240
Spring Hill, TN 37174

Vanderbilt Medical Infusion Clinic
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 24131
Nashville, TN 37204

Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis Center
3810 Bedford Avenue, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37215

Vanderbilt Primary Care North One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 20400
Nashville, TN 37204

Vanderbilt Rheumatology Cool Springs
2001 Mallory Lane, Suite 100
Franklin, TN 37067

Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center
2555 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center Franklin
650 Bakers Bridge Avenue
Franklin, TN 37067