PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

Sarasota Health Clinics

“I came for dental work and they saw a lump. They showed real concern and referred me immediately to a cancer center for testing and surgery. I never knew this service existed. It’s going to quite possibly save my life.”

A patient in our Sarasota clinic

Rubin Center for Healthy Aging

If you’re a low-income resident of Sarasota County, 50 years of age or older and in need of dental or medical services, the Rubin Center for Healthy Aging, located on the campus of the Sarasota Friendship Centers, can help. Depending on your ability to pay, some of our services may be available at a very low cost, or no cost at all. We work with many different health plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, and can also help find medications at a reasonable cost.

Medical Services

Medical services include general physical exams and specialty consultations, in addition to referrals for lab work and advanced diagnostic testing. We treat chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as women’s health issues. We do not treat chronic pain or provide chronic pain management services.

Our educational programs encompass breast and cervical cancer screening, healthy living with diabetes, weight loss group and prescription assistance. Free health screenings are also offered by our corporate partners through our Activity Centers.

Sarasota medical specialties include:

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

Dental Services

Our Sarasota Dental Clinic is staffed by experienced professionals who have dedicated their lives to healthy teeth and gums. Many of our clients have neglected their dental care because of financial circumstances, but at the Friendship Centers you can find the help you need, provided you don’t have dental insurance and are not above the 300% Federal Poverty Guidelines. We provide general dentistry, prophylactics, limited oral surgery, dentures and partials.

Sarasota dental services include:

  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Dentures
  • X-rays

System of Care Collaboration

Both of our Sarasota clinics are staffed by volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists and health professionals. We are part of a System of Care Collaboration, a partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County and the Community Medical Clinic (CMC) at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

The Friendship Centers is proud to serve as a training site for students (medical, nursing and allied health) from several local universities and colleges. Students working towards a career in health care are welcomed and benefit from the wisdom of medical experts who, in turn, enjoy the opportunity to mentor students.

Eligibility

In order to determine if you are eligible, you will need to visit our clinics in person with the following information:

  • Proof of Sarasota County residency
  • Picture ID
  • Social Security Card for the patient being seen
  • Proof of gross household income

No appointments are necessary for eligibility screenings, which are on a first-come, first served basis during the following hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-11:30 am and 1-3 pm. For questions, call our Eligibility Office at 941.556.3203.

Location & Contacts

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

Valerie Britton, Medical Clinic Coordinator
vbritton@friendshipcenters.org

Liesea Haynes, Dental Clinic Coordinator
lhaynes@friendshipcenters.org