The BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic is located on the 5th floor of the Carol & Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare on USF's Campus.
We are open Tuesday and some Thursday nights from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm by appointment only.


Mission

The BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic is a student-run free clinic located at the University of South Florida in the heart of the University Area Community. 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 a healthy community is a prosperous one, and we strive to improve the well-being of the University Area Community.


Services


  • Medicine

    Services

    Our Medical Services include:

    • Primary Care and referrals
    • Gynecological services
    • Laboratory services
    • Radiology (X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, CT, mammograms)
    • Psychiatry visits
  • Pharmacy

    Services

    Pharmacy Arms Services

    Access:
    • Assist as needed with difficulties in access of medications via formulary
    • Streamline pharmacy visits and the refill process
    Adherence:
    • Improve and sustain an acceptable patient adherence to medication regimen
    Continuity of Care:
    • Assist in coordination of care with other health care providers as it relates to patients medication therapy and outcome
    • Improve health care utilization and minimize the patients cost
    Education:
    • Incorporate patient participation in self-care and self-management
    • Provide patient with educational resources to help improve health outcomes via evidenced based guidelines 
      Assistive device training
    Comprehensive Medication Management:
    • Provide initial prescription counseling
    • Identify, monitor, and prevent or minimize adverse drug events or medication related complications
    • Prevent duplication of medication therapy and avoidance of drug interactions
    • Assist primary care providers in monitoring patients medication therapy and medical conditions
    • Recommend to the patient and the primary health care provider preventive measures and routine laboratory tests established by evidence-based guidelines.
    • Conduct medication reconciliation and provide patients with current medication card.
  • Physical Therapy

    Services

    The BRIDGE Clinic's physical therapy services are directed towards evaluation and management of musculoskeletal injuries and impairments. We also provide educational training for integumentary conditions and assistive device use. Listed below are categories detailing the target population we accept at the Clinic:

    Evaluation and Management
    • Musculoskeletal injury (Chronic or sub-acute)
    • Back pain (Chronic or sub-acute)
    • Spinal anomaly (Chronic or sub-acute)
    Education Focus
    • Diabetic wound prevention, care and self-management
    • Assistive Device Training
  • Public Health

    Services

    The Public Health team at the BRIDGE Clinic offers the following services:
    • Free HIV Counseling and Testing for the University Area Community members, including USF students.
    • Information about methods to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
    • Educational materials about HIV/AIDS for different age groups and cultures.
    • Male and female condoms free of charge.
  • Social Work

    Services

    Social Work provides these services:
    • Conducts patient centered assessment to determine the psychosocial stressors that present barriers to improved physical and emotional health.
    • Listens, counsels, coaches and educates patients in order to actively participate in the healing process.
    • Refers to community resources such as food banks, mental health care, housing, public assistance, so to address needs holistically.

BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic