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Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

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New Patients

We know you have many choices in your health care providers and we are honored to have your trust. The Byrd Alzheimer’s Center is a member of the USF Health Neuroscience Institute which enables us to leverage the skills and expertise of our colleagues for your benefit. Our expert team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical staff and educators helping both patients and their families; and researchers who advance our knowledge of the brain and related diseases. Your symptoms and experiences are unique and we believe the care that we provide should be equally personalized.

Making an Appointment

Our care providers accept patients who are demonstrating signs of memory loss, dementia or early stage Alzheimer's disease.  All new patients must first complete a New Patient Appointment Request Form.  Print and complete the form and return it to our office by mail or fax, or by dropping it off to our clinic receptionist. Our address and fax are on the form. 

Click here to print the New Patient Appointment Request Form. If you would like to have the New Patient Appointment Form mailed to you, please call and speak to our clinic receptionist. 

Once we receive your completed form, it will be reviewed and your insurance will be verified.  One of our client service representatives will then contact you to set up an appointment with a provider who can best meet your needs.


Some insurance carriers require a referral in order to receive reimbursement or coverage. Our staff will review your New Patient Appointment Request Form and notify you if a referral is necessary.

When Coming to an Appointment

When coming for an appointment, patients should be accompanied by a family member, loved-one or primary caregiver. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to check in and complete the registration process. Please bring your:

  • Insurance cards
  • Relevant medical records
  • All medications in their original bottles
  • Any recent imaging (on disc)


We are pleased to offer free valet parking to our patients and their family members who are attending the appointment.  Please drive up to the front of the building (main entrance) and the valet services will assist you. Even though handicapped parking spaces are available in the first row, we encourage you to still use the valet parking so you do not have to walk.

Spaces marked “E spaces”  and space in Parking Lot 43 adjacent to our building are reserved for faculty, staff and students.  Campus police will issue tickets if you park there without the designated sticker.


USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Center accepts most major insurance plans. While we do not require a referral, we encourage our patients and caregivers to verify with their insurance carrier that the physician they will be seeing is included on their plan. Pre-authorization is required by some insurance plans. Please bring your insurance cards with you to your appointment.

Clinic Hours

Our clinic is open Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Please call (813) 396-0606 if you have any questions.