Welcome to the
BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic

Welcome to the USF BRIDGE Clinic! We are a student driven free clinic for uninsured patients living in the University Community of Tampa! We pride ourselves on our mission of service, education, and collaboration for our patients.


Frequently Asked Questions

Uninsured adults (18 and older) of the University Area Community Bordered by Bearss Ave., Fowler Ave., Bruce B. Downs Blvd., and Florida Ave. who fall within a certain household income.

We offer general primary care services for adults. We do not offer prenatal, dental or pediatric services.

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Clinics are open Tuesday and some Thursday nights from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm by appointment only.
Please call our Clinic Manager at (813) 526-9684 to see if you qualify for our clinic and schedule an appointment.
While we try to provide most services free of charge to patients, there are some services such as prescriptions, procedures or surgeries that we do not have the resources to cover. As a result, patients may have to look for other resources in the community to provide additional assistance, or they may ultimately have to pay out of pocket.
We suggest applying for the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan, a program that acts as an insurance program for Hillsborough County residents who qualify based on income. If you are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for Medicaid. If you would like assistance with the application process one of our social workers would be glad to help. Our clinic manager (813) 526-9684 can put you in contact with our social workers.
Unfortunately we do not have clinic positions for undergraduate volunteers. We do occasionally have openings for "behind the scenes" positions (i.e. public relations, research assistant, etc.). We would be unable to provide positions involving patient contact or physician shadowing as these spots are occupied by medical students. If you're interested in a "behind the scenes" position, please email us at bridgeclinic@health.usf.edu and we will contact you with any openings.

Spanish speaking undergraduate students email bridgeclinic@health.usf.edu to volunteer as a translator.
USF students may NOT be seen at BRIDGE. Students should utilize Student Health Services.

 

Note: If you need emergency care, please do not call us. Please dial 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department. Our clinic is not able to treat chronic pain conditions or dispense pain medications.