With a mission to provide the highest quality, innovative, compassionate and nonjudgmental health care services to youth in an environment tailored to specific and unique needs, the new Ybor Youth Clinic will open on October 15th.
Sponsored by USF Health
and the Lazydays Employee Foundation
, the clinic, located at 1315 E. Seventh Ave., Suite 104, will concentrate on treating patients ages 13- to 24-years-old with at-risk behavior, including those who are homeless; HIV positive; gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth (GLBTQ); and/or have been sexually exploited.
“Physicians from the USF Health Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Adolescent Medicine Division
will staff the clinic, along with community physicians and USF medical student volunteers,” says USF Director of Public Affairs Anne DeLotto Baier. “Plans call for other health professions students
to eventually rotate through the facility to gain the knowledge and skills needed to work with these vulnerable problems.”
is currently open for work on outreach programs, research and surveys.
A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in September, featuring speakers such as Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
, Hillsborough County Commissioner
Kevin Beckner, Medical Director for the Hillsborough County Health Department
Douglas A. Holt, M.D., President of the Lazydays Employee Foundation Randy Lay and Lewis A. Barness Endowed Chair Professor and Chair of Pediatrics for USF Health Patricia Emmanuel, M.D.
Writer: Alexis Quinn Chamberlain
Source: Anne DeLotto Baier, USF