The new location officially opens on September 3, offering convenience without compromise to consumers.
TAMPA, FL (Sept. 3, 2020) -- Downtown Tampa now has access to world-class, convenient medical care at the newest TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track.
The new clinic located at 564 Channelside Drive is on the first floor of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Taneja College of Pharmacy and Heart Institute opens September 3. A grand opening is scheduled for the week of September 21.
“Tampa General Hospital is elevating healthcare in an innovative way for consumers,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital. “Tampa General has over 50 convenient locations, including primary care, urgent care, medical imaging and general outpatient centers. We are excited to add another TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track location in the Water Street district, which is a thriving part of Tampa Bay.”
The new clinic offers board-certified primary care providers treating common illnesses and injuries. TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track locations span throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.
“All locations offer online reservations and walk-in care, creating a convenient and less costly alternative to the emergency room,” said Dr. Daron G. Diecidue, CEO of TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track. “We are delighted to expand services for patients who need us, especially during this global pandemic.”
The new clinic follows rigorous safety practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, face masks and hand sanitizer are given to patients upon arrival. Employees are required to wear masks and follow strict hygienic procedures set out by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health.
Also, patients can schedule a COVID-19 test by making an online fast pass reservation. This process has been established to help with the testing process for people needing it most. The options include rapid tests with results as quick as 15 minutes.
TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track has achieved Accreditation through the Urgent Care Association (UCA). This is the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers. TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track provides patients with walk in, extended-hour medical attention with license providers for a large scope of medical conditions and have et all the UCA’s established standards and criteria for quality of patient care, safety and scope of services.
The new clinic 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. Tampa General’s health system also includes 17 Tampa General Medical Group primary care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Health and 18 outpatient radiology centers.
For more information about TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track, call (813) 925-1903 or visit www.fasttrackurgentcare.com
ABOUT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Tampa General Hospital, a 1006-bed non-profit academic medical center, delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. 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 18 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 Florida, Tampa General Hospital is first in the state 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.
ABOUT TGH URGENT CARE POWERED BY FAST TRACK
Fast Track Urgent Care opened in 2005 and, in 2019, partnered with Tampa General Hospital to form TGH Urgent Care Powered by Fast Track. The network of 10 locations throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties deliver comprehensive and convenient urgent care to patients 3 months and older. All locations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, including times when many doctors’ offices are closed. TGH Urgent Care Powered by Fast Track offers sport and school physicals, worker’s compensation care, occupational health services and treatment for motor vehicle accidents that do not require a trip to the emergency room. Schedule a Fast Pass Reservation for your nearest location at https://www.fasttrackurgentcare.com/