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Bradenton Community Based Outpatient VA Clinic

Healthcare clinic for veterans who served in the military and who were not dishonorably discharged. Accepts the uninsured, underinsured, and those with Medicare and Medicaid.
Main Number    941-721-0649
Mental Health   727-398-6661

CAN Community Health

Dedicated to serving the HIV/AIDS community's needs, including their treatment, care, and continual wellness. Their four local clinics offer medical, dental, and psychological care and lifestyle counseling to all patients regardless of their financial situation, insurance status, or ability to pay. Free testing is also available for STDs, and Hepatitis C. Case managers determine patient eligibility for state and federal programs.

CARES Outreach Services

Provides FREE screening and testing services, including HIV testing & consulting;  and screening for sexually transmitted infection (STI), diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and hepatitis. Call first to see if a more convenient location for service is available. No appointment is needed. Free Narcan®


Center Place Health-Ringling Health Center


In conjunction with area community partners, offers affordable health care for residents of Sarasota County. They accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans. They use an income-based formula to offer reduced rates for those that qualify. No one is turned away. Services include Adult Health Care, Children and Teen Health Care, Women’s Health Care, Dental Care, and more.

Englewood Community Care Clinic

Free medical services are provided by volunteer providers to the uninsured and working poor of Charlotte and Sarasota counties who are 18-64 years of age. They are currently serving patients on Monday and Thursday evenings starting at 5:00 p.m. on a walk-in basis. Visit the website to download patient in-take forms.

Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida

Provides low-income and uninsured clients with the resources necessary to empower them to self-management to live an independent life as much as possible. Services provided to at-risk patients include medical, prescription, and case management at little to no cost. Additionally, they offer referrals to other community services and prevention and educational programs to the community.

Florida Department of Children and Families

866-762-2237 ACCESS Florida, Medicaid, and Medically Needy Program

An informative website where you can pre-screen yourself to see if you qualify for assistance with your health care. You can fill out the application online or call to find the convenient Community Access locations in your area.

Florida Department of Health - Manatee County

Clinical health services for Adults and Children in Manatee County. Offers a variety of health programs, including eligibility requirements, immunizations, community health, chronic disease, cancer screenings, WIC, immigration and refugee health, women’s health, and nutrition programs.

William L. Little Health and Human Services Center

Main Office  

Clinical health services for adults and children in Sarasota County. Offers a variety of health programs, including eligibility requirements, immunizations, community health, chronic disease, cancer screenings, WIC, immigration and refugee health, women’s health, and nutrition programs.

Sarasota Health Care Access-Case Managers

941- 861-2726

Referral systems for people in Sarasota and South County who need healthcare but lack health insurance or are on Medicaid. Assists people with establishing a medical home with the Sarasota County Health Department for health care, mental, behavioral health services, dental care, medications, and more.

Other Area Department of Health Locations:

Other programs include:

*Refugee Health Services

 Sarasota   941-861-2784                               North Port  941-941-3864     

Florida Department of Health-Kid Care

888-540-5437 Children’s Medical Insurance


Child health insurance program for children birth to age 18 years of age who are uninsured. Coverage includes doctor visits, surgeries, check-ups, immunizations, vision and hearing, prescriptions, dental care, mental health, hospital stays, and emergencies. You can apply online or by mail. Applications are available at all Sarasota County Health Departments, or call to have an application mailed to your home.

Free and Income Based Clinics in Florida

Online directory by city and county of free or affordable health clinics, public health department clinics, and community health centers in Florida. These clinics are primarily for

low-income individuals or those without insurance.


Clinic services listed will include:

Dental Clinic Services                                         Pediatric Health Clinic Services

Medical Clinic Services                                      Pediatric Dental Clinic Services  

Women’s Health Clinic Services                        Behavioral Health Clinic Services

Adult Health Clinic Services

Genesis Health Services

Provides medical services for primary care, dental, education, and behavioral health and mentoring services to individuals and families in Sarasota, Manatee, North Port, and adjacent counties underinsured, indigent, or the working poor.

Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services

Offers a free clinic, by appointment only, operated by volunteer medical personnel, open one day a week, Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The dispensing pharmacy is also open during these clinic hours, so patients can usually obtain their medications.

Program provides primary health care services and a pharmacy to the uninsured or low-income individuals. They also offer free over-the-counter products such as cough and cold medication, pediatric medicines, diabetes testing supplies, bandages, diapers, etc. To qualify, you must have no other prescription coverage or be receiving Medicaid benefits. In addition, you need to provide a photo ID, tax return, and verify monthly income. Your application must be submitted in advance and be approved before services can be provided. An application can be downloaded from their website or completed in person at their offices. Call for hours of operation.

North Sarasota Outreach

Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota County Library

Newtown office hours are Thursdays, 10:30 am -1:30 pm.

Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida

Promotes the health and wellness of Southwest Florida by providing consultation and planning services. In addition, one of their Navigators will assist you in applying for coverage in the Federal Health Insurance marketplace. Serves both Sarasota and Manatee County residents.

Healthy Start Coalition

Healthy Start is dedicated to enhancing maternal and infant health care for pregnant women and infants. Every pregnant woman and every newborn, regardless of income, may be eligible. All services are free and voluntary.

Josh Provides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation

Aids and supports children, families, and individuals living with epilepsy or other seizure disorders by offering community education & awareness, local support groups, and financially helping them with medical services, seizure detection devices, and transportation costs.

MCR Health Services

Non-profit community healthcare providers offer a discount medical plan to the uninsured and underinsured in Manatee and Sarasota counties. MCR operates over 30 healthcare centers, 13 pharmacies, and three mobile units. Services include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, behavioral health, acute care, podiatry, cardiology, general surgery vision, lab services, dental, diabetic, dermatology, pharmacy, and more. Call center to find the locations near you.

My Breast Friends 941

Breast cancer patients and survivors are supported with free grocery gift cards, meals, housecleaning, rides to treatment, peer support, inspiration, and more.

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’

Administrative Office and Mailing Address:

Community Offices Available By Appointment Only

A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Offers over 40 monthly educational classes, therapeutic and support programs, individualized care advising sessions, educational events featuring leaders in the field of Parkinson’s healthcare, and The Parkinson’s Expo—an annual event now the largest Parkinson’s event of its kind .

in the nation. All programs and services are free and available virtually or by appointment at all locations.

One Blood

Informative website to find out where you can donate blood and learn about blood donor basics.

Planned Parenthood

Offers general health care, birth control, HIV and STD testing, along with health education.

Remote Area Medical Clinic- Manatee Technical College

RAM offers free high-quality medical, dental, and vision services on a first-come, first-serve basis. No insurance or identification is required. Call for dates of future clinics in the community.

Resurrection House

Administering to the needs of the homeless by providing a variety of services, including a Medical Clinic run by volunteer doctors and medical personnel from Center Place Health.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Appointments are by referral only by your healthcare provider to Sarasota County residents 18 years or older who are uninsured or underinsured and demonstrate a genuine financial need. Staffed by volunteer physicians, the clinic provides various specialty medical care and can arrange referrals to specialty services it does not offer.

Sarasota VA Clinic

Healthcare clinic for veterans who served in the military and who were not dishonorably discharged. Accepts the uninsured, underinsured, and those with Medicare and Medicaid.

Senior Friendship Centers- Health Clinics

Sarasota Location
Rubin Center for Healthy Aging
1900 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, Florida 34236

Venice Location
Pat Buster Health Clinic
2350 Scenic Drive
Venice, Florida 34293

Medical 941-556-3220
Dental 941- 556-3232

Medical 941- 584-0054
Dental 941- 584-0054

Provides high-quality primary medical care, including gynecological services, behavioral health, dental, and a select offering of other specialties to seniors 55+ years of age and older and in financial need. Patient fees are on a sliding scale based on the ability to pay. Services are being provided by an alliance with Center Place Health.

SHINE- (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)


Provides educational materials and free, unbiased insurance counseling to Florida elders, disabled adults, caregivers, and family members. Includes advice on Medicare, Medicaid, Rx, Long Term Care Planning, and other health care issues.

Special Day Foundation

Offers specialized dental services to address the population’s unique needs by working with the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Call for more information.

Team Tony Cancer Foundation

Provides free peer-to-peer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers.

Tidewell Hospice

Administrative Office
Sarasota Office
5955 Rand Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34238

Administrative Education Office
Lakewood Ranch Office
6310 Capital Drive
Suite 100
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202

Office 941-552-7500
Referrals  941-894-1777

Provides Hospice Comfort Care in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Services include case management, professional nursing, staff physicians, Hospice Houses, pain control, symptom management, respite program, emotional support, spiritual support, pharmacy, home medical equipment, children’s services, approved home health, and 24-hour on-call. No one is denied care because of financial hardship.

Turning Points- Medical and Dental Clinic

Free medical and dental services and prescription assistance for uninsured Manatee County residents based on income eligibility requirements. Call for an appointment.

Universal Crescent Clinic

Provides free healthcare to those uninsured or who cannot afford insurance regardless of race, gender and religion. Services are provided by licensed physicians and supporting staff on a volunteer basis.

Hours of operation are Saturdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Appointments encouraged; walk-ins welcome.

We Care Manatee

We Care Manatee connects eligible low-income uninsured residents in Manatee County to medical specialists free of charge. They also offer pharmaceutical assistance, breast health and wellness services, and medical support services and equipment.