USF Health Out at Villages Clinic

Sep 18, 2014

The University of South Florida has dropped its $4 million specialty clinic project in the Villages senior community after just six months, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Officials of USF Health & The Villages Health primary care network at the 2013 groundbreaking of USF Health Specialty Care Center.
Credit Eric Younghans / USF Health

According to USF officials, the center just couldn't make enough income to succeed, primarily due to having enrolled 6,000 of the needed 20,000 residents in a Medicare managed care plan from United Healthcare.

According to the Times, USF turned over operations to for-profit partner Villages Health in June, so the center will continue to remain open for patients.