Doctors -- If you need a doctor in Nashville, call Tri-Star Medline at tel. 800/265-8624 or 615/342-1919, or contact Vanderbilt Health at tel. 615/322-3000. In Memphis, contact Methodist Healthcare (tel. 800/288-5000) or the Regional Medical Center at (tel. 901/545-7100). If you have dental problems, use a nationwide referral service, such as 1-800-DENTIST (tel. 800/336-8478), to get the name of a dentist nearby. You can also visit a walk-in clinic for emergency cases that are not life threatening. If you suffer from a chronic illness, pack prescriptions in your carry-on luggage and remove them at security. Visitors from outside the U.S. should carry generic names of prescription drugs. For U.S. travelers, most reliable healthcare plans provide coverage if you get sick away from home. Foreign visitors may have to pay costs upfront and be reimbursed.
Hospitals -- The following Nashville hospitals offer emergency medical treatment: St. Thomas West Hospital, 4220 Harding Rd. (tel. 615/222-2111), and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (tel. 615/322-5000), 1211 Medical Center Dr., in the Vanderbilt area.
Insurance -- For information on traveler’s insurance, trip-cancellation insurance, and medical insurance while traveling, please visit www.frommers.com/planning.
Medical Requirements -- Some vaccinations are now required to travel to the U.S. Visit the CDC for information: www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth.
Safety -- Nashville is a friendly city where travelers can feel safe downtown and in neighborhoods. Cautious tourists may want to be aware that nightlife around Broadway can get rowdy after dark.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.