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Centers for Healthy Aging Medical & Dental Clinics

Centers for Healthy Aging Medical & Dental Clinics

Friendship Centers is a pioneer nationally in the delivery of health care to adults age 50 and older in Sarasota, Lee and Collier Counties, who have limited incomes or are uninsured. Our clinics are staffed by retired and volunteer physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and health professionals who enjoy practicing for the sheer love of medicine.

The Centers for Healthy Aging serve 4,000 patients annually at all locations, including close to 18,000 visits annually.

Volunteerism

There is a healthy spirit of volunteerism at the Centers for Healthy Aging. In Sarasota, Collier and Lee Counties, more than 72 retired physicians, representing 15 specialties, volunteer in our clinics, enjoying more time with patients than traditional practice permits and the professional stimulation of ongoing educational programs. More than 34 dentists, 8 dental hygienists 3 pharmacists, 25 nurses and 15 clinic aides also experience the joy of volunteering at our clinics.

Students contemplating a career in healthcare are welcome in this collaborative training ground and benefit immeasurably from the wisdom of medical experts.

As the demand for health care continues to grow, we are in growing need of medical volunteers to staff the clinics. Our physicians operate under a limited licensure agreement with the State of Florida, in cooperation with the Sarasota County Public Health Department. Volunteer physicians enjoy the opportunity to practice for the sheer  love of medicine, spending more time with patients than in a traditional practice, and collaborating with their colleagues in an atmosphere that is stimulating and conducive to continued growth in their fields. The opportunity to mentor students and to enjoy continuing education programs is an added attraction for volunteer physicians and medical professionals seeking meaningful ways to give back to the community.

Our Patients

The Centers for Healthy Aging provide quality care for individuals 55+ in Sarasota County, 50+ in Lee and Collier Counties, who are uninsured or in financial need. Most sites accept Medicare. Patient fees are on a sliding scale based on ability to pay. In order to be considered for dental care patients must first be patients at the medical clinic.

Locations

To learn if you qualify for care and to schedule an appointment, contact clinics listed below:

Collier County

Senior Friendship Health Center
2355 Stanford Court, Unit 701
Naples, Florida 34112
Phone: 239.566.7425
Fax: 239.593.3430
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm

Lee County

Medical Clinic
Hatton Rogers Retirement Community
4250 Hatton Rogers Lane
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Clinic: 239.656.0221
Fax: 239.656.2760
jramirez@friendshipcenters.org
Mon - Thurs: 9 am - 1 pm

Sarasota County

Rubin Center for Healthy Aging 
1900 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
Medical Clinic: 941.556.3220
Dental Clinic: 941.556.3232
Medical & Dental Fax: 941.955.8214
Mon - Thurs: 8 am - 4 pm

Pat Buster Health Clinic 
2350 Scenic Drive
Venice, FL 34293
Medical & Dental Clinic: 941.584.0054
Medical & Dental Fax: 941.496.8627
Mon - Thurs: 8 am - 4 pm, and 2nd Friday of every month 12 pm - 5pm

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Program Sponsors

Thanks to our program sponsors:

Autumn of SarasotaKelly QuigleyLife Planning Law FirmSRQSarasota MagazineBright Day Home HealthcareSenior CrossroadsObserverWilde Automotive FamilyArden Courts Memory Care Community
 

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