There is a wealth of resources here in Hillsborough County for those who do not have health insurance or a means to pay for healthcare, be it preventative, emergency or dental. Some clinics offer reduced or sliding rates based on individual income. The library can be a great resource for health information. Here is a list of just some of the resources available to you:
Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative
You may not think of the public library as a health resource, but it can be helpful for looking up information and other health resources. All of the local county libraries have computer labs and free internet for you to use. If you don’t have internet at home and need to locate a doctor or lookup health information online, the Hillsborough County Public Library is a great place to go. Visit them online to find a location today.
Suncoast Community Health Centers
Suncoast Community Health Centers are non-profit and community owned and operated. They accept walk-ins and can provide pediatric healthcare, family healthcare, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecological services. They also offer dental services ranging from routine cleanings to minor oral surgery and root canals. Suncoast Community Health Centers accept Medicaid, Medipass, and Medicaid HMO’s. They also offer sliding fees based on income for those who choose to self-pay. Find a clinic here.
Tampa Family Health Centers
Tampa Family Health Centers are also non-profit health centers providing primary health care services to Hillsborough County residents. Their services include pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYB, psychiatric care, family planning and dental. Tampa Family Health Centers accept Medicaid and Medicare, as well as many insurance plans. They also offer sliding fees based on income. Find a list of their locations here.
The Health Equity Coalition of Hillsborough County strives to implement community based programs that will promote organizational, systems and environmental community change, including increased access to quality healthcare. These resources can be invaluable to those who are medically underprivileged, and help in bridging the gap in quality healthcare.