Federally Qualified Health Centers

Florida’s federally qualified health centers have teamed up with the Florida Department of Health to share resources and speed up access to care for low-income residents as new coronavirus cases pop up across the state.

Low-income patients in Hillsborough County are losing an option for receiving free family-planning care at the end of this month. 
As of Sept. 30, Tampa Family Health Centers will no longer offer Title X services.

Sarasota County

The Sarasota County Commission is struggling with a plan to shift primary care for 31,000 poor residents away from county health department clinics.

The state Department of Health is asking the county to not request $1.9 million in federal grants for primary care, an amount that helps support several clinics from North Port to Sarasota, the Bradenton Herald reports.