Healthcare

Publications

  • Implementing ABLE: 2016 - A training from NDRN about the ABLE Act.
  • COVID-19 Information & Resources - DRT's curated COVID-19 information and resources for poeople with disabilities. 
  • DRT Client Story: Kevin - Kevin needed medical care while at daycare, but they were orriogionally hesitant to provide him the support he needed. 
  • DRT Client Story: Stephanie - Stephanie was a patient at a higher risk for breast cancer. However, on the day of her appointment, the staff at the imaging center informed her they would not lift her onto the table for the diagnostic procedure.
  • DRT Client Story: Natasha - Natasha needed a sign language interpreter to communicate with her doctor. However, the staff told her that she would have to pay for an interpreter by herself.
  • DRT Client Story: Sarah - When Sarah sought mental health treatment the facility would not allow her service animal Hugo to accompany her. However, without Hugo’s support, Sarah was not able to fully participate in her treatment at the facility.  
  • DRT Client Story: Hank - Hank is a veteran with a trained service dog. When Hank tried to make a medical appointment, the provider thought that he had to show his dog’s “papers” before accessing its facilities. Hank was concerned he wouldn’t be able to access his necessary medical appointments.
  • DRT Client Story: James - James is a single dad who is deaf. When he went into cardiac arrest, the hospital did not provide him an interpreter. He was shut out and isolated, unsure of what would happen next.

Helpful Links

Services

Information

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal advocacy services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

Middle Tennessee (Admin Office)

2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 615-298-1080
Fax: 615-298-2046

East Tennessee

9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865-670-2944
Fax: 865-470-7028

West Tennessee

1407 Union Avenue, Suite 1015
Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: 901-458-6013
Fax: 901-249-2933