Welcome to the
BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic

BRIDGE 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 generally open every Tuesday and one Thursday night per month 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.

The BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic is located on the 5th floor of the Carol & Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare on USF's Campus, 13330 USF Laurel Dr., Tampa, FL 33612.

Our Thursday clinic operates out of the Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, 3100 East Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33613.

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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.Other free clinics serving different areas are available under the "Resources" page.
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 DO NOT qualify to be seen at BRIDGE. Students should utilize Student Health Services for general health care. However, we do provide HIV testing to students via our College of Public Health services at BRIDGE clinic.

 

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.