Located in southern Hillsborough County, the new Apollo Beach clinic makes a total of 14 TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track locations around Tampa Bay.
Tampa, FL (Jan. 10, 2022) – The Tampa suburb of Apollo Beach, located in Hillsborough County, now has access to world-class, convenient medical care for minor illnesses and injuries at the newest TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track. The new clinic, located at 6182 N US Highway 41, Apollo Beach, officially opens today to serve patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“Providing easy access to health care close to home in our surrounding communities is part of our vision to be the safest and most innovative hospital in America. Convenient locations and options help Tampa General Hospital advance health care options for local neighborhoods,” said Tampa General Hospital Executive Vice President and Chief Ambulatory Care Officer, Adam Smith. “Should a patient need further care, we can help connect them with the services of our academic medical center that has 83 outpatient locations.”
TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track is the first urgent care center in the Tampa Bay area to achieve accreditation through the Urgent Care Association (UCA). This is the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers and means that the locations have met all the UCA’s established standards and criteria for quality of patient care, safety and scope of services. The new clinic offers efficient, high-quality urgent care with five exam rooms in a patient-friendly environment performed by board-certified primary care providers. Common illnesses and injuries treated at the new Apollo Beach TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track include:
- Sore throat
- Ear infections
- Eye problems
- Colds and fevers
- Skin rashes
- Simple fractures
- Nausea and other stomach issues
- Urinary tract infections
Common tests, check-ups and procedures offered at TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track include school and sports physicals, X-rays, and certain laboratory tests. This new clinic also will offer testing for infectious conditions, including COVID-19 and the flu. Occupational health services are also available and include pre-employment screenings, employment physicals, workers’ compensation injuries, and vaccinations.
“We are excited to be a part of the Apollo Beach community,” said Dr. Daron Diecidue, chief executive officer, TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track. “Providing high-quality urgent care means getting the right care to patients at the right time and place. TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track is well-positioned to be this type of resource for the urgent care needs of residents in southern Hillsborough County.”
TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track locations span throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. The new Apollo Beach clinic makes a total of 14 TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track locations around Tampa Bay, and is one more way Tampa General Hospital provides patients with high-quality, low-cost, patient-centered care as well as a connection to high-level, acute hospital care for patients with serious and complex illnesses.
Walk-in appointments are available; however, a FastPass Reservation is recommended. For more information about TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track or to make a reservation, visit https://www.fasttrackurgentcare.com/ or call 813-925-1903.
ABOUT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Tampa General Hospital, a 1,041-bed non-profit academic medical center, is one of the largest hospitals in America and delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. Tampa General Hospital is the highest-ranked hospital in the market in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Hospitals, and one of the top 4 hospitals in Florida, with five specialties ranking among the best programs in the United States. The academic medical center’s commitment to growing and developing its team members is recognized by two prestigious 2021 Forbes magazine rankings – America’s Best Employers by State, third out of 100 Florida companies and first among health care and social organizations and 13th nationally in America’s Best Employers for Women. Tampa General is the safety net hospital for the region, caring for everyone regardless of their ability to pay, and in fiscal 2020 provided a net community benefit worth more than $182.5 million in the form of health care for underinsured patients, community education and financial support to community health organizations in Tampa Bay. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. With five medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General houses 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 is home to the Jennifer Leigh Muma 82-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and a nationally accredited rehabilitation center. Tampa General Hospital’s footprint includes 17 Tampa General Medical Group Primary Care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Health and 19 outpatient Radiology Centers. Tampa Bay residents also receive world-class care from the TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track network of clinics, and they can even receive home visits in select areas through TGH Urgent Care at Home, powered by Fast Track. As one of the largest hospitals in the country, Tampa General Hospital is first in Florida to partner with GE Healthcare and open a clinical command center that uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to improve and better coordinate patient care at a lower cost. For more information, go to www.tgh.org.
This post was previously published on: JAN 10, 2022 on www.tgh.org.