Please note that Internet Explorer is incompatible with this site.

We recommend upgrading to the latest Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Firefox.

Skip to Main Content

BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic

The BRIDGE Clinic, started in 2007, is a student-run free clinic located at USF that serves uninsured adults from underserved communities. Our goal is to create a health facility where patients are treated compassionately and cared for through the collaboration of medicine, social work, physical therapy, pharmacy, and public health providers. We believe in the project's ability to succeed because many people share our mission to improve the well-being of the community.

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.

Click here for more information about our services.

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.

Click here for map and directions.
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.

Thank you for you interest in our program and volunteering. We always have a need for Spanish interpreters for the clinic, as the majority of our patients are Spanish speaking only. If you are an undergraduate student interested in volunteering as an interpreter, please email a statement of interest and your CV to

We currently do not have roles for medical volunteering experiences for undergraduate students. 

Undergraduate students interested in public health can email to get information about becoming a volunteer HIV testing counselor at BRIDGE. Applications open annually in the Spring semester.

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.