SUN CITY CENTER, Florida, October 18, 2019 / PRNewswire / – Tampa General Hospital has opened a new 10,000 square foot diagnostic center, located at 16521 US 301 in Wimauma, which includes an emergency care clinic, primary care practice, diagnostic imaging and laboratory.
A unique offering is a full-time pivot nurse who will provide guidance to community members by assisting them with future appointments or by answering specific clinical questions. The Navigator can help with things such as: explaining medication instructions; find health care providers for specific needs; inquire about transportation options for medical appointments; and generally help with basic questions people may have about where and how to get medical attention. The browser will help patients find the right provider, even outside the TGH network.
The service is free, no insurance is required. Navigation services are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Walk-in people are welcome or community members can call (813) 660-6763.
It is believed to be the first service of its kind in the Tampa Bay Region.
“Healthcare can be confusing, and our goal is to eliminate confusion and help patients navigate their healthcare journey,” said Adam smith, TGH Senior Vice President for Outpatient Services.
The Tampa General Hospital Diagnostic Center includes:
- TGH Urgent Care Powered by Fast Track Clinic, open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Clinic health care providers can manage common illnesses and injuries without an appointment. Patients can make appointments online, or as a date.
- Primary care physicians from the Tampa General Medical Group will be available to see patients. Doctors are Dr. Jeffrey Lister and Dr. Sheena spielberg, both of whom are certified in internal medicine. Patients can also be seen by Gloria Ossa, a registered nurse in advanced practice. Make an appointment at mychart.tgh.org or by calling (813) 844-4700. A list of insurance policies accepted by providers of Tampa General Medical Group can be found here.
- Tower Radiology, providing services such as X-rays, mammography, DEXA scans and ultrasound. Appointments can be scheduled via an online request or by calling (813) 874-3177.
- Laboratory services are also provided. Appointments can be made by calling (813) 844-4700. Walk-ins are also accepted.
The goal of the TGH Diagnostic Center is the convenience of community members. The center also offers a layout that conforms to a preferred mode of transport in the Downtown of the sun community – a golf cart charging station.
“We are creating services that meet the needs of the community in their neighborhood, where it is most convenient,” Smith said.
IN REGARDS TO TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Tampa General Hospital, a 1,007-bed nonprofit academic medical center, provides world-class care as the region’s only center for Level 1 trauma and comprehensive burn care. It is one of the busiest adult solid organ transplant centers in the country and is the main teaching hospital of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. With five medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports critically injured and ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General is home to a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center and its 32-bed neuroscience intensive care unit is the largest on the west coast of Florida. It also houses an 82-bed level IV neonatal intensive care unit and a state-certified spinal cord and brain rehabilitation center. The Tampa General Hospital footprint includes 14 primary care offices of Tampa General Medical Group, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Care, 15 outpatient radiology centers, and a TGH Urgent Care located in Brandon. As one of the largest hospitals in Florida, Tampa General Hospital is the first in the state to open a command center in partnership with GE Healthcare. For more information visit www.tgh.org.
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