Free Clinic Health Center functions as an urgent care clinic for adults aged 18–64 without private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and who do not qualify by low income for county health care.
APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE — Call 727–327-0333
36 professional doctors, 1 acupuncturist, and 35 nurses volunteer their time and services to see patients whose medical needs meet qualifying criteria.
Patients who see Health Center doctors and/or the Nurse Practitioner are assisted with medications for the short term at little or no cost. On a long term basis, patients who qualify are assisted with obtaining medications through the pharmaceutical Drug Assistance Program (DAP).
“I have Type 2 Diabetes. In April of 2010, my A1C was 10.4 and my health was suffering. The nursing staff at the Free Clinic Health Center introduced me to their Health Educator. I started attending the Diabetic Classes on Monday evenings. I also met one-on-one with the Diabetic Educator. I learned what to eat, when to eat, how to eat, and ways to take care of myself. With the help of the medical staff at the Free Clinic Health Center I was able to bring my A1C down to 5.7 — within the normal range.”
A Free Clinic Health Center Diabetic Patient
What we treat:
Chronic conditions such as
- acid reflux
- basic cardiac disorders
- high cholesterol
- thyroid disorders
- ears, nose & throat problems
- foot problems
- need for orthopedic assistance or physical therapy
Acute conditions such as
- spider bites
- minor wounds
What we don’t treat:
- Worker’s Compensation cases
- injury on the job
- auto accidents,
- complex medical conditions (e.g. HIV)
- disability determination
- approval for disabled parking
- sexual dysfunction
- mental health
- disease complications
- conditions that require controlled medications or muscle relaxants
- anyone needing anti-coagulants
- chronic wounds
- anyone needing surgery
How to see a doctor:
Call 327‑0333 to check for physician availability and/or schedule an appointment.
Come to the “walk-in clinic” on a first-come-first-served basis to see a physician or Nurse Practitioner as available, with a suggested donation of $5.00 for an administrative fee.
The Diabetic Education Class meets every Monday from 5:30 PM — 6:30 PM at 863 3rd Avenue North. Classes do not meet on holidays.
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