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Tampa General is bringing back house calls

TGH is bringing back house calls.

Tampa General Hospital is bringing back house calls.

TGH recently launched a program to provide medical care in a patient’s own home.

The aptly named “Urgent Care at Home” initiative allows patients to receive care for a variety of maladies — coughs, colds, sore throats, rashes, fevers and sprains are on the list of conditions treated.

“There’s no need to leave the convenience of your home, when we can come to you. We are providing the right care, at the right place, for the right cost to the consumer,” said John Couris, President and CEO of Tampa General Hospital.

“It’s about improving quality, while creating innovative access points for our patients. Tampa General Hospital is elevating healthcare and reimagining how to better serve the community and beyond.”

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Health care providers are also equipped to perform certain tests on-the-go, allowing them to diagnose the flu or strep throat, for example.

The program is powered by Fast Track, the same service that provides care at TGH urgent care centers throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Urgent Care at Home is geared toward patients of all ages, from three-month-olds to those in their golden years.

Currently, the service is available in the South Tampa and Riverview areas, with plans to expand throughout Hillsborough County. Appointments can be scheduled seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

More information on the program and patient forms are available on the Tampa General Hospital website.

Urgent Care at Home is TGH’s most recent initiative aimed at increasing health care access for Tampa Bay residents.

Earlier this year, the hospital announced an innovative program — currently available only for hospital staff — that allows patients to get diagnosed and treated for common ailments at an automated kiosk.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.

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