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TGH Urgent Care Powered by Fast Track Opens A New Clinic in Tarpon Springs

Published: Nov 15, 2021

 

This clinic opening marks the 13th location in Tampa Bay and will provide expanded access to Tampa General Hospital’s world-class care.

Tampa, FL (November 15, 2021) – The growing population of Tarpon Springs, located in Pinellas 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 40545 US Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL, officially opens today and will serve patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“Tampa General Hospital continues to advance health care options in an innovative way in the Tampa Bay area,” said Tampa General Hospital Executive Vice President & Chief Ambulatory Care Officer, Adam Smith. “Opening this clinic in the Tarpon Springs community provides easily accessible urgent care services close to home for people and families in the area. Tampa General has more than 50 convenient locations, including primary care, urgent care, medical imaging, and general outpatient centers. We are excited to serve the Tarpon Springs community with TGH’s world-class patient care.”

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 in a patient-friendly environment performed by board-certified primary care providers. Common illnesses and injuries treated at the new Tarpon Springs TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track include:

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Ear infections

  • Eye problems

  • Colds

  • 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

  • Vaccinations

“TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track is committed to providing high-quality urgent care medicine to Tampa Bay and all of its surrounding areas. Our new Tarpon Springs location, with its neighboring communities of Palm Harbor, Dunedin, New Port Richey, Holiday and Elfers, is well-positioned to be a resource for urgent care needs for the residents of these communities. We are excited to be a part of this growing area,” said Dr. Daron Diecidue, chief executive officer, TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track.

TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track locations span throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. The new Tarpon Springs clinic makes a total of 13 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. Tampa General’s health system also includes 17 Tampa General Medical Group primary care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Family Care Center Healthpark, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Health and 18 outpatient radiology centers.

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 FloridaIt 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.