Pinellas County Health Care for the Homeless Program
Pinellas County homeless can receive basic health care in two locations (Mobile Medical Unit and Bayside Health Clinic) at no charge. This program is funded in part by Pinellas County and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration and Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQCHC) specializing in care of the homeless.
The mobile unit is a medical office on wheels. The mobile medical unit operates Monday through Friday and visits shelters, soup kitchens, drop-in centers and other places where the homeless might gather. Take a look at the calendars to learn where and when the unit is scheduled.
This brand new clinic is located mid-county at 14808 49th Street N., Clearwater FL next to the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter. The clinic is a 3,078 square foot, one-story, free-standing facility with exam rooms, dental office and office space for confidential counseling. The construction of the facility was 100% grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.
Treatment for a brief illness. (Strep throat and flu are examples.)
Treatment for long-term illnesses that require ongoing medical care. (High blood pressure and diabetes are examples.)
Some prescription assistance. (No drugs are kept on site.)
Referrals offered for:
"Relief of Pain" Dental services
Mental health treatment
Substance abuse treatment