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Written by Bob Kalle   

Suncoast Community Health Centers, Inc. began as a part-time program of HRSA to provide health care to migrant/seasonal farm workers in South Hillsborough County. IN 1977 a group of concerned citizens formed a private not-for-profit corporation and expanded services to include both farm workers and the community at large.

The center is led by an all-volunteer Governing Board. Federal regulations require that at least 51% of the board members must be patients at the Center. The remaining board members have expertise in business, finance, law and migrant and community affairs.

Suncoast’s mission is to provide affordable, high quality medical and dental care at the community leve. Specialists in family practice, internal medicine, ob/gyn, pediatrics and general dentistry provide service at sites in Ruskin, Dover and Plant City. Hours are tailored to the needs of the community, with evening hours one night per week. Support services include lab, x-ray, pharmacy, outreach, health education and patient transportation.

Care is provided by board-certified physicians and Florida licensed dentists who are supported by well-qualified auxiliary staff. All medical and dental providers are full-time employees of Suncoast.