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Social Services

Our Social Services Specialist will assist you with the completion and filing of the following applications on Access Florida:social services

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • Cash Assistance

We stay with you all the way!

  • Pending Medicaid approval, we help you choose your healthcare plan and/or assist with provider changes
  • We help you manage your MyAccess Account
  • We follow up on EBT (food stamps) accounts/lost cards or not received
  • Help enroll your newborn baby into Medicaid
  • Schedule appointments for the WIC Program (Be sure to bring: Proof of Income; Picture ID; SSN; and Immunization Record to your appointment)

Locations that offer Social Services:

X-Ray and EKG

Providing comprehensive care is our goal.  When Suncoast providers need to know more about your medical condition, they can take basic diagnostic images at our on-site X-ray departments.  Immediate answers mean immediate treatment.

Locations that offer Routine X-ray Services:xray
Palm River Community Health Center

EKG Services are offered at all medical locations:

Immunizations & Laboratories

Suncoast provides immunizations that are a vital part of your health care, offering the prevention of many illnesses and diseases.

Suncoast offers on-site labs at many of our locations, always keeping your convenience in mind.

Locations that offer these Services:immunizations

Florida Kid Care & Affordable Care Act Health Coverage

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Florida Kid Care

Florida KidCare is affordable health insurance available to Florida’s children, from newborns through age 18. Monthly premiums depend on your family size and household income.

Once your application is received, Florida KidCare will determine eligibility for the following programs:

  • MediKids (ages 1-4)
  • Healthy Kids (ages 5-18)
  • Children’s Medical Services Network (ages birth-18)
  • Medicaid (ages birth-18)

Application Information:

  • Any household income including child support
  • Each child’s Social Security number or the date you applied for it, if you have not received it yet
  • Amount paid for daycare/afterschool care for each child or a disabled adult, so someone in your household can work
  • Paystubs from the last four weeks
  • Most recent federal income tax return
  • Most recent W-2 forms

For more information:

Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

Call 813-653-6100 to schedule an appointment with one of our Enrollment Eligibility Specialists (EES) or stop by one of our locations.

If you want to know more, the best place for the latest, most accurate information on the Marketplace is the updated website. You can learn about your available healthcare options, who can apply for insurance, how to enroll, how to lower your costs and more. If you own a small business, there’s information for you, too.

The Marketplace will help you find health insurance that fits your budget and meets your needs, with less hassle.

No matter where you live, you may buy insurance from private health plans that cover a comprehensive set of benefits, including doctor visits, hospital stays, preventive care, and prescriptions. And plans in the Marketplace must treat you fairly; they can’t deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

With a single application, you can also see if you qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or savings you can use right away to lower your health insurance premiums.

1-Page Marketplace Guide


Financial Counseling & Health Education

SCHC provides services regardless of a person's insurance, status, or ability to pay.  If you are uninsured or if your insurance is not listed on our accepted insurance, we offer a sliding fee discount based on your household income.

Suncoast collaborates with other community partners to offer classes in Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Prenatal Health Education, Family Planning Counseling, and Diabetes Management. Our partners and staff are here to answer your questions and improve your overall health.

Brandon Community Health Center
Palm River Community Health Center

Thonotosassa CHC (Health only)

Patient Centered Medical & Dental Home

What is a Patient Centered Medical Home?

A medical home is a team approach to providing total health care. Your medical home team will include your health care providers, others who support you, and most importantly you.

What can your Medical Home do?

  • Help you manage your health care
  • Help answer your health questions
  • Listen to your concerns
  • Work with other medical experts if necessary
  • Coordinate your care through additional services
  • Encourage you to play an active part in your own health care

In a Medical Home, you and your team will work together. As an active member of the team, you will have a chance to explain the things that are important to you.

  • Your team can answer questions and help you better understand your health care needs.
  • If you need to get help from other doctors, your team can support you every step of the way.
  • When you have concerns about your health, your medial home team will work with you to determine the best way to deal with them.

Together, you and your team can work on a plan that:

  • Is personalized or created just for you
  • Is coordinated with other health care providers
  • Connects you with your health care team

Working with your team may improve the quality of your health care and shorten the time it takes to get that care.

What can you do to help?

  1. Be an active team player
  • Talk with your team about your health questions.
  • Share your past health care successes and challenges.
  • Tell your team about other health care professionals who care for you.
  • Tell your team how you feel about the care you are getting from them.
  1. Take care of your health
  • Follow the health care plan you and your team have talked about.
  • Make sure you understand how to follow the plan.
  • Set goals you can reach.
  • Once you begin to see results, you and your team can discuss adding new goals.
  1. Talk openly with your team
  • Tell your team if you are having trouble sticking with your care plan.
  • Speak up if your care plan is not working.
  • Tell your team what is not working so together you can make changes if needed.


During your appointment, use this handy checklist.

  • Write down the names of your team members.
  • Use a list of questions you have written down. Ask your most important questions first. Even if you cannot get all of your answers on the first visit, having a list will help you keep track of the answers.
  • Talk with your team about what health issue to work on first.
  • Use your own words to repeat back the things you have discussed with your team. This way, both you and your team will know the information is clear.
  • Ask your team about how to reach them after hours.
  • Before you leave the office, be sure you know the things you need to work on before your next appointment.


What is a Patient Centered Medical Home?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA) encourage the DENTAL HOME concept, where a child’s parent cultivates a relationship with a pediatric dentist for their children.

Children who have a dental home are more likely to receive appropriate preventive and routine oral health care, thereby improving families’ oral health knowledge and practices, especially in children at high risk for early childhood caries.

The more a child visits the dentist, the more likely they will be to have a positive impression of dental visits as they grow up, and they will be less anxious about dental visits in general. Additionally, the earlier a child visits the dentist the more complete preventative care they will receive. This will ideally result in healthier teeth during their childhood years, which will then extend into healthier teeth during adulthood.

Having an established dental team, which usually consists of a pediatric dentist, hygienist and support staff, allows a core group of dental professionals to better treat a child. Because the dental team has been involved in a child’s oral health from the start, they can help improve the child’s growth and development, and other changes within the mouth.

Dental Home at Suncoast

The Suncoast dental teams are trained to be your child’s dental home. This means that our teams will ensure your child’s oral health care is offered to you in a continuously accessible, coordinated, and family centered way.

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