Tampa Family Health Centers

A federal grant awarded last week to the Tampa Family Health Centers will allow it to expand services to medically underserved residents in Hillsborough County while trying to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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.

There are few laws in place to keep prescription drug companies from raising their prices to levels unaffordable for many people.

Florida Hospital Tampa.

In an effort to expand services and reduce unnecessary hospital visits, Tampa Family Health Centers opened its first facility connected to a hospital.

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When the new online health insurance marketplace opens Oct. 1, millions of people will be able to buy insurance at the click of a mouse. The federal government has a website and a hotline people can call for help. But they'll also have people who can help face-to-face. They're called "navigators."

During a stop at the USF Tampa campus last week, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said "navigators" will assist many people who have never been enrolled in a health plan before.