A Message from our Chief Medical Officer Regarding COVID-19

Community Health Centers of Pinellas’ number one priority is ensuring the health and wellbeing of our patients, our staff and our community. We have been monitoring the COVID -19, working closely with the Florida Dept. of Health to ensure we are adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and that we are sharing the most current, accurate information.

We continue to monitor the rapidly evolving information and will share all updates with staff, on social media, and our website. Some key information as it relates to what we know today:
• For most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low
• Travelers returning from affected international locations where community spread is occurring are at an elevated risk of exposure

If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or if you have come into close contact with someone known to have Coronavirus and/or traveled out side the country in the past 14 days, please call ahead before you come into the health center and inform us of these symptoms and risk factors. This will allow us to provide you with the best possible route of care when you arrive.

For more information and the latest updates, please visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Coronavirus Hotline at 866-779-6161

Dr. Nichelle Threadgill
Chief Medical Officer

Pinellas Park Pharmacy Opening Soon!

On Wednesday, February 19th our Pinellas Park Pharmacy will officially open. At this time, the pharmacy is only available for uninsured patients. We will begin accepting various insurance plans soon!

Oldsmar Now Offering Pediatrics!

Sharla Walker, APRN, is now providing Pediatric Services at our Oldsmar location. Schedule your child's appointment today by calling 727-824-8181!

Welcome Home Day

Our Welcome Home Day will take place March 18th from 8am to 4pm. This event will allow children to receive a free dental exam including x-rays and fluoride.Spaces are limited! Schedule your appointment today!

Details:
  • Establish a dental home for your children
  • Children ages 0 to 18 are welcome
  • New dental patients only
  • Children will be seen regardless of current insurance (if child has Medicaid, please be prepared to provide insurance information when scheduling appointment)
  • Walk-ins will be allowed based on available space
  • Receive FREE exam, X-Rays and fluoride
  • Depending on extent of treatment necessary child may be scheduled for additional appointments or referred

Mobile Health Center at Lealman Exchange

Community Health Centers of Pinellas’s Mobile Health Center will be offering child and adult dental services at the Lealman Exchange, 5175 45th St. N. St. Pete 33714, before our new Lealman Dental Clinic opens in Spring 2020. Schedule your appointment today!

FREE Mammograms to Qualifying CHCP Patients!

Pinellas Department of Health & AdventHealth Mobile Mammography are providing mammograms to qualifying patients under the Breast & Cervical Grant Program. Qualifying women are ages 50-64 with no health insurance or income less than or equal to the Federal Poverty Level.

To Make a Reservation Call: 727-824-8181
For Information Call: 727-824-6917

February 17th at Tarpon Springs (8am-5pm)
February 24th at Clearwater (8am-5pm)
March 13th at Pinellas Park (8am-5pm)
March 16th at Johnnie Ruth Clarke (8am-5pm)

Family Planning Services Offered at Tarpon Springs and Bayfront!

We have recently expanded our Family Planning services to our Tarpon Springs and Bayfront locations. We currently offer Family Planning services at Clearwater, Johnnie Ruth Clarke, and Pinellas Park locations. 

CHCP’s Family Planning services are offered to males and females from teens to adulthood.

Family Planning and Clinical Health Services Include:
- Preconception health screenings
- STD testing and vaccinations
- Pregnancy testing and counseling
- Contraceptive services

Flu Shots Available!

Flu season is on its way. Schedule an appointment with your CHCP provider and receive your flu shot!

CHCP Welcomes Medical-Legal Partners

Improving health outcomes for our patients is heavily dependent on non-medical factors called Social Determinants of Health. Social Determinants of Health are, “conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age, that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.”

One of the factors that can remove barriers to care experienced by low-income individuals is access to qualified legal assistance. In order to help people receive such assistance, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg funded a joint project of Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Bay Area Legal Services, and Gulfcoast Legal Services.

The goal of the Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) is to connect low-income patients with chronic medical problems to qualified and affordable legal assistance.
CHCP’s team will identify patients meeting the established project criteria and refer them to Bay Area Legal Services, stationed at Johnnie Ruth Clarke, or Gulfcoast Legal Services, stationed at Clearwater. Participating legal partners will provide necessary professional assistance to qualified and selected CHCP patients with chronic diseases.
The project beginning date is December 2018.