Quick Guide to BayCare Urgent Care Centers Around Tampa
Urgent care is one of the fastest growing areas of health care, and BayCare has invested heavily in creating a network of BayCare urgent care centers across the Tampa Bay regional area.
BayCare Urgent Care provides preventive care like routine physicals to treatment for more urgent situations like the flu. BayCare locations serve adults and children ages two and older. No appointment is required, and online check-in is available to make it more convenient and fast.
There are many advantages to an urgent care facility versus an emergency room:
- Less expensive. Generally, your out of pocket costs at an urgent care center will be less, sometimes significantly, than an emergency room.
- Wait time. You can typically be seen by a provider in a half hour or less.
- Hours of operation. Urgent care centers are typically open seven days a week, often into the evening hours.
- Convenience. You can walk in without an appointment.
- Locations. There are 15 BayCare Urgent Care locations in the Tampa Bay area.
Why is urgent care important?
Urgent care centers were created to handle non-life-threatening situations, thus reducing the stress on emergency rooms so they can concentrate on more serious injuries.
Does insurance cover urgent care?
In most situations, yes. Remember, urgent care is designed to handle non-life-threatening situations. An emergency room is designed and staffed to handle a much wider variety of issues; thus, its costs are often much higher than smaller urgent care centers.
Each Insurance provider decides whether it cover urgent care centers, but most do.
Is it less expensive to use urgent care versus the emergency room?
In most cases, yes. You will have to pay a co-payment or deductible at the time of your visit.
How do I know when to go to urgent care or the emergency room?
The easiest way to think about it is that emergency rooms are designed, staffed and equipped to handle life-threatening situations such as a patient experiencing a heart attack, stroke, broken bones, etc.
Urgent care is designed to handle non-life-threatening situations such as moderate fever, ear aches, flu, cuts and bruises, etc.
When should I go to urgent care versus my doctor?
That’s as great question. In cases where your issue could be treated with medicine, many doctors will prescribe medicine over the phone, saving you both the cost and time of a trip to urgent care.
Following are the BayCare Health System locations and contact information:
BayCare Urgent Care Locations
Clearwater: BayCare Urgent Care (Countryside)
3351 N. McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33761
Clearwater: BayCare Urgent Care
711 S. Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33764
Haines City: BayCare Urgent Care
36245 U.S. Highway 27
Haines City, FL 33844
Largo: BayCare Urgent Care
13670 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL 33774
New Port Richey: BayCare Urgent Care
4821 U.S. Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL 34652
St. Petersburg: BayCare Urgent Care
2331 Fourth St. North
St Petersburg, FL 33704
St. Petersburg: BayCare Urgent Care (Tyrone)
1599 66th St. North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
St. Petersburg: BayCare Urgent Care (St. Pete Beach)
6455 Gulf Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33706
Tampa: BayCare Urgent Care
3440 W. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
Tampa: BayCare Urgent Care
1155 S. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33629
Tampa: BayCare Urgent Care (Town ‘n’ Country)
6909 W. Waters Ave.
Tampa, FL 33634
Tampa: BayCare Urgent Care (Carrollwood)
11921 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
Tampa: BayCare Urgent Care (New Tampa)
17512 Dona Michelle Drive
Tampa, FL 33647
Valrico: BayCare Urgent Care
2016 State Road 60 East
(In front of LA Fitness)
Valrico, FL 33594
Winter Haven: BayCare Urgent Care
400 First St. North
Winter Haven, FL 33881