Tampa Bay Street Medicine (TBSM) is a student organization at USF Health dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable populations in our community. Through outreach on the streets and in local shelters, and via TBSM-run free clinics, they provide medical care, education, and community connections to the homeless, unsheltered, and those within 200% of the poverty limit in the Tampa Bay Area. TBSM provides free health services through its Street Runs, Medical Van, Continuity Clinic, and Refugee Clinic.
For folks that live on the streets or for those with limited access to health services, this organization plays a vital role in making sure they are taken care of. Recently, TBSM's Refugee Clinic has started to distribute food as well in partnership with The Well's Kinship Mobile Market. This partnership was created in an effort to emphasize food as medicine and the critical component healthy food plays in preventative medicine.
TBSM’s programming would not be possible without partners such as Pioneer Medical Group, First Presbyterian Church, and Metropolitan Ministries. Furthermore, its dedicated staff and medical students are the primary actors by which this work takes place.
Thank you Tampa Bay Street Medicine!!