As I have said before on this blog many times: you have to see a doctor on a regular basis if you want to win your Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim. That can get very difficult when you cannot earn a paycheck due to a disability. It is a horrible catch-22. Today, I want to let you know about the Free Clinics in St. Petersburg and Clearwater. There are not many Free Clinic options in Pinellas County, but the Clinics we have are staffed by caring and compassionate health care professionals and staff.
The following are free clinics in Pinellas County and their contact information:
- St. Petersburg Free Clinic (727-821-1200) at 863 3rd Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701;
- Clearwater Free Clinic (727-447-3041) at 707 North Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater, FL 33755; and
- Greenwood Community Health Resource Center (727-467-9411) at 1108 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater, FL 33755
If you do not have the resources to pay for private healthcare, you must actively seek any care that may be available. A Social Security Judge will ask where you tried to see a doctor when it comes time for your hearing.
Next in This Series: Information about free or low-cost mental healthcare options in Pinellas County, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and surrounding communities. Also, check back for future posts on free or low cost services in Pasco, Manatee, Hernando, Polk, and Orange Counties.
John Tucker is a Social Security Disability Attorney with offices in Clearwater (the Feather Sound area) and Tampa. Call (727) 572-5000 for a free consultation about your claim.