Tampa General Hospital and Hillsborough County partner for TGH Mobile Care to You program

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | January 24, 2023 Mobile Imaging
Tampa, FL (Jan. 20, 2023) –Tampa General Hospital's (TGH) partnership with Hillsborough County to provide direct, on-site health care services to surrounding Tampa Bay communities and employers will soon be rolling onto area streets through two new mobile health units.

The units and services are made possible through COVID-19 CARES Act funding allocated by the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners and are operated by the TGH Mobile Care to You program. In addition to providing ongoing COVID-19 testing for county workers, the TGH Mobile Care to You program is focused on meeting the health care needs of underserved communities.

“We’re bringing our world-class care directly to the community,” said Tampa General Executive Vice President and Chief Ambulatory Care Officer Adam Smith. “The mobile units provide convenient access to many health care services from a dedicated Tampa General clinical care team.” Health care services offered include annual physicals, COVID-19 testing, health fairs and screenings, immunizations, occupational health services and much more.

The TGH Mobile Care to You units will be operated and staffed by Tampa General Hospital’s highly qualified clinical teams and are equipped with a wheelchair accessible exam room, wheelchair lift, restroom, laboratory testing area, intake/reception and waiting space. “We considered the best ways to meet the health care needs of the community. We wanted to invest in a program that would have a broad community impact while prioritizing underserved and vulnerable communities. We are proud to partner with Tampa General and the TGH Mobile Care to You program to provide this valuable health-care resource to the community,” said Hillsborough County Health Care Services Director Gene Earley.

“We are always innovating at Tampa General. TGH Mobile Care to You is another example of programs we’re developing with community partners to support public health and help eliminate social, structural and economic barriers to health care,” said Smith.

In addition to providing care for Hillsborough County communities, TGH Mobile Care to You is also part of the OneTGH Employer Solutions services and provides on-site health care services to Tampa General corporate partners and Hillsborough County employees. Pre-employment testing, post-hire physicals, regulatory examinations and wellness check-ups are offered as well as educational sessions on wellness and requested health topics. “Workplace health programs can bring care directly to employees which helps them maintain their health – a benefit for staff and employers,” said Smith.

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