A look at the program . . .
The mobile unit is a medical office on wheels. The staff includes a medical director, examiner, nurses and case managers. Pinellas County homeless can receive basic health care on the mobile medical unit at no charge. Emergency services are not provided on the unit.
The unit travels to multiple locations in Pinellas County serving homeless residents who have no insurance. This program is funded in part by the Bureau of Primary Health Care, US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration and Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQCHC) specializing in care of the homeless.
This program was recently expanded to meet spikes in uninsured populations. Funding for this expansion of services was provided by the Bureau of Primary Health Care as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
What does the mobile medical unit offer?
Referrals offered for:
How do I participate?
You can visit the unit and ask for help if you are a Pinellas County resident and are homeless. Please call (727) 432-4763 if you would like to make an appointment.
How do I find out where the unit will be?
The mobile medical unit operates during the day. It 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.
What if I still have questions?
Please call (727) 432-4763 if you still have questions. Also call if you would like to schedule an appointment at the mobile medical unit.
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.