What is a Medical Home?
Trips to the emergency room for routine medical care are a thing of the past. That's because your Medical Home is your first stop for health care. A Medical Home is the place you can go for primary care and to help you receive other care offered in the Pinellas County Health Program.
We will work with you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and coordinate health services. The professionals working in your Medical Home care about you and look forward to helping you live a healthier life. In addition, your Medical Home provides easy access to medical staff through same-day office appointments and some locations are open in the evening or on Saturdays.
Do I qualify?
To qualify for services, you must:
Income guidelines are based on the current Federal Poverty Guidelines for family size. These guidelines are updated each year. The figures shown are for gross income.
If you meet these requirements, you may apply for the Pinellas County Health Program through a Medical Home. You can rest easy because the Medical Home staff offers professional services with no co-pays. Memberships generally last for one year.
What does the program cover?
Please note that emergency room treatment and hospitalization are not covered. You are responsible for payment of these services. Be sure to ask for more information if you have questions about services you are eligible for.
How do I sign up?
You must visit a Medical Home to sign up. Follow these four simple steps:
1. Look at the Medical Homes locations below for the one nearest you.
Apply here for Medical Home locations:
What paperwork do I need?
Take a careful look at the documents you must bring on your first trip to a medical Home.
Your right to privacy
Please take a few minutes to review the Notice of Privacy Practices information. It explains how medical information may or may not be used and how you can get that medical information.
What if I still have questions?
Please call (727) 464-8400 or (727) 582-7781 if you have questions that cannot be answered at your Medical Home. Be sure to leave your name, social security number, current address, phone number and the reason for your call.
What if I'm not eligible for this program?
Please ask us for information and resources that may help you.
You may call 2-1-1, Tampa Bay’s 2-1-1 Call Center, or visit www.211tampabay.org. This resource lists hundreds of options that may help you find assistance in the community.