With a compassionate approach to medicine, Guiding Star Tampa is a leader in transforming women’s healthcare. Part of the mission of Guiding Star Tampa is to serve women who are uninsured. Through the Florida Women Wellness program, they provided free annual physicals, cervical cancer screening, HIV, Chlamydia/Gonococcus, cholesterol screening and other labs covered by the program to more than 486 women in 2018.
Guiding Star Tampa is a member of the consortium of Pro Women’s Healthcare Centers (PWHC) who are Obstetrics and Gynecology or Family Practice clinics. In 2016, they brought on Tammy Taylor, APRN, CNM as a full time nurse practitioner, and embarked on the journey of getting fully licensed by the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA). It has grown to be a true community medical resource licensed by AHCA as a healthcare clinic and is a non-profit.
Executive Director Ana Hidalgo Stooks said, “Women deserve to be able to go to a women’s healthcare practice that offers comprehensive evidence-based care that focuses on the body, mind, and spirit. All PWHCs have created these high standards of medical care.”
Besides offering free physicals, paps and labs to uninsured women over 18, Guiding Star Tampa takes many insurance plans including Aetna, Cigna, United, Ambetter and Florida Medicare and Medicaid including Staywell, Multiplan, and PHCS. Guiding Star Tampa is located in the Chateau Professional Park at 18560 North Dale Mabry Hwy. Call to make your appointment at 813-948-7734.