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Access Florida - Florida Medicaid

Access Florida provides a plan that offers:

  • All of the basic Florida Medicaid benefits
  • Choice of doctors to be your Primary Care Provider (PCP)
  • Drugstores you can use
  • Network of doctors, hospitals, and clinics

Florida Medicaid Options and the choices available:

  • Answers to many of your questions on our Q & A page
  • Health care plans offered in each county AND MORE
  • Steps you can use to choose a plan and a doctor

Please call for more information.

Access Florida - Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, and Medicaid

The Food Stamp Program helps people with low income to buy healthy food. The application can be done online. Please see the website for your local service center. The application is also used for Temporary Cash Assistance, Medicaid, and all other Dept of Children and Families services.

You can view the application in English, Haitian-Creole, or Spanish.

Deaf/Hearing Impaired:
Florida Relay 711 or
TTY: 1.800.955.8771

Children's Medical Service - Sarasota Area

We provide special medical care for children from birth to 21 years of age. We help those with chronic medical conditions. Appointments are made by phone.

Services Available Through This Program:

  • Child Health
  • Pediatricians
  • Special Needs
  • Speech Language and Other Therapies

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED

Income limits based on age of child. Call for income review and more info.

Florida KidCare

The state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. It includes four different parts.

Some of the services Florida KidCare covers are:

  • Check-ups and shots
  • Dental
  • Doctor visits
  • Emergencies
  • Hospital
  • Mental health
  • Prescriptions
  • Surgery
  • Vision and hearing

Manatee County Rural Health Services

Manatee County Rural Health Services is a not-for-profit medical group. They operate low-cost clinics. There are 20 locations in Manatee and adjacent Florida counties. Two of them are in Sarasota. Contact for more information.

Services:

  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Diabetic Education
  • Family Practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • OB/GYN Services
  • Optometry
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatry
  • Surgery

Family Practice
1949 Northgate Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34234
941.373.7844
Monday through Saturday, from 8am to 8pm; Sunday, from 12 noon to 8pm

Vision
1945 Northgate Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34234
941.343.5030
Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm

Resurrection House, Inc.

Resurrection House is a faith-based resource center for the homeless. They offer a range of services and give help to those in need. Contact for more information.

Services:

  • Barber
  • Chapel services
  • Clothing
  • Financial assistance
  • Food
  • Lockers for storage
  • Lodging
  • Medical help
  • Shower and bathroom facilities
  • Transportation
  • Veterans assistance

Sarasota County Health Department

Sarasota County Health Department provides a range of health services. The cost of service depends on your ability to pay. Some services are always free. Other services may require you to pay if you have the ability. Your ability to pay is determined by the Eligibility office. Please visit SCHD website for Costs & Eligibility. Services are available to anyone (no eligibility requirements, though some require financial screening and/or fees for services):

  • Birth Control (contraceptives)
  • Childhood Immunizations (vaccinations)
  • Family Planning
  • Immunizations for foreign travel
  • Medical Services
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) testing, treatment and counseling

Other services are available only to persons determined to be eligible.

Sarasota County Health Department - Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a program that screens pregnant women and newborn babies to identify risk factors for low birth weight and infant mortality. Healthy Start is free and available to everyone regardless of income. A team of nurses, social workers, and peer counselors assist families in finding out their needs. Classes are in English and Spanish. No appointment is needed.

Provided:

  • Childbirth and Breastfeeding Education
  • Counseling
  • Parenting Support
  • Smoking Cessation Services

Senior Friendship Centers - Centers for Healthy Aging

The Centers for Healthy Aging provide quality care for individuals 50+ who are uninsured or in financial need. Most sites accept Medicare. Patient fees are on a sliding scale based on ability to pay. Due to increasing demand, waiting lists may apply. Over the past two years, some patients experienced waits of up to three months or more for an appointment. In order to be considered for dental care patients must first be patients at the medical clinic. To learn if you qualify for care or to schedule an appointment contact.

Sarasota
1900 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
941.556.3220

Venice
2350 Scenic Drive
Venice, FL 34293
941.584.0041