Tampa Bay Street Medicine
The USF Health TBSM Refugee Clinic provides free medical care to refugees from all over the world, adults and children who now have a common bond of being refugees in the Tampa area. TBSM is a student-run organization dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable populations in our community.
Read more about the care provided at the Refugee Clinic here.
Continuity Clinic offers consistent and reliable longitudinal care to our patient population. Our first established location was through a partnership with The Well from 2014 to 2016. Since 2016, we have been operating alongside First Presbyterian in Downtown Tampa, serving 20 to 30 patients per clinic, leading to approximately 500 encounters annually. Many patients seen on Street Runs are referred to this clinic. Services offered include hygiene supplies, over-the-counter medications, triage and wound care, and medical team care.
For more information, view our Continuity Clinic Flyer.
Continuity Clinic is equipped to handle acute and chronic medical care and is run by student volunteers, at least one licensed healthcare provider, and our Clinic Directors and Coordinators.
- Health counseling
- Wellness visits
- Prescriptions and over the counter medications
- Blood pressure checks
- Blood glucose readings
- Hygiene kits
Continuity Clinic generally occurs every 1st and 3rd Saturday, beginning at 9 AM.
Continuity Clinic is currently situated alongside our primary community partner Tampa Hope. Due to limitations set by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Clinic is set up outdoors. Stay tuned as Continuity Clinic plans to change locations and expand offerings in the near future.
3704 E 3rd Ave
Tampa, FL 33605
The Medical Van is now the site for IDEA Exchange Tampa, Florida’s second syringe service program. The goal of the program is to reduce negative public health outcomes associated with the use of injection drugs. Participants are able to exchange used syringes for clean syringes and sterile injection supplies, are provided with Narcan and taught how to use it to reduce an overdose, are offered free anonymous HIV and Hep C testing, and have the opportunity to be connected with treatment for addiction. In addition to supplies, the program provides education and connection to resources. It also allows us to gather data and learn more about addiction and injection drug use. In the first 6 months of operation, IDEA Exchange has enrolled over 160 participants, exchanged over 18,000 needles, and had more than 200 reported overdose reversals with the Narcan distributed at the Exchange.
|Monday & Friday||12pm - 4pm||TGH Specialty Center Health Park
5802 N. 30th Street
Tampa, FL 33610
|Tuesday||6pm - 9pm||Parking Lot
Metro Inclusive Health
1315 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
Visit the IDEA Exchange Tampa website to learn more.
Refugee Clinic provides free medical care to refugees and asylum seekers. Upon entry to the U.S., refugees are given a maximum of 8 months of Medicaid before they are expected to find a full-time job with benefits or live without any form of insurance. We aim to support this population with visits with medical providers, prescriptions, over the counter medications, labs, imaging, mental health services, preventative care, and hygiene kits. Refugee Clinic was launched in 2020 in partnership with Advent Health.
Thank you to Lutheran Services, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, and the Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force for their support.
For more information, view our Refugee Clinic Flyer.
The Clinic team includes medical students, pharmacy students, resident and attending physicians, and a clinical psychologist.
- Preventative, long term, and urgent care visits
- Labs and imaging
- Low-cost prescriptions
- School physical exams
- Mental health services
Refugee Clinic occurs twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.