I have some resources I have compiled over the years. I practiced medicine with the 'uninsured' in mind, reason why I established my DPC practice, and attempted to always care for the 'self-pay' patients in a system where insurance is the norm.
It is better to establish in advance with a physician than to utilize the Emergency Room when you are in need and if not an emergency. As of May 2021, these are some resources (remember to visit their website to check COVID-19 protocols) which I am not associated with:
I. Sliding Scale Clinics (they may also accept insurance)- Fees will be based on your income and will require proof of such
A. Primary Care
- Grace Medical Home https://www.gracemedicalhome.org/- Downtown location / Adults & Pediatrics/Specialty care on location on specific dates/ 407-936-2785/ BY APPOINTMENT ONLY407.936.2785
- Community Health Centers- several locations - check website for phone numbers and details.
- Shepherd’s Hope https://www.shepherdshope.org/locations/- Late afternoon hours only. You must register same day. Expect a line, so try going as early as possible. Several locations
- Health Care Centers for the Homeless https://hcch.org/main.htm Same location as the Orange Blossom Family Health
- Central Florida Family Health Center (d.b.a. True Health)- https://mytruehealth.org/locations/ Several locations.
- Free Clinics.com (Zip Code search) website
- DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS- Or Membership Medicine. Doctors utilizing this model are private physicians, charging a monthly fee (ranging from $25-$100, most based on age) for full Primary Care, including certain procedures and tests (such as EKG, etc.). This is the model I used for Innova, my recent medical office.
If you have any other clinics you'd like to share, don't hesitate to send me your comments so I can add those to the list.