What are your hours?

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
(Primary Care)
7:00am to 6:00pm

Urgent Walkins available from
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday
8:00am to 12:00pm
(Last Appointment at 11:30am)

Sunday
Closed

 

Can the Clinic serve pediatrics?

TCAMi will treat any child one year and older. Pediatrics is a specialty and every child should be followed by a Pediatrician for Growth Tracking, Immunizations and Anticipatory Guidance. The Health Center will care for acutely ill children and will be available if the Pediatrician is unable to see the child. Seventh grade TDAP Immunizations will be available and pre‐college Meningitis Vaccines will be a provided service. The parents should bring the appropriate physical forms with their child's medical history prior to the visit.

Is my information private from my employer?

Yes. Medical Records are strictly guarded as per Florida Law regarding HIPPA. No private medical record is shared with anyone without a patient's written consent..

You can save time at your appointment by downloading and filling out forms ahead of time. Please click here to download the PDF file to your computer. Bring the completed forms with you.

Can I bring my prescription from my Primary Physician and have it filled?

Per‐ State Regulations only physicians/ ARNPs assigned as prescribers are permitted to legally dispense from the on‐site pharmacy. This is why a brief visit with the MD/ARNP is required. Any drug to drug interaction must be cross checked in the EHR and a medical record must be generated before dispensing any drug from the pharmacy. .

Is there a copay for the drugs?

No copay for Drugs or Visits.

Who is eligible to use the Alachua County Employee Health & Wellness Center

All Eligible Employees this means if you are enrolled in BCBS you are eligible, if your spouse or children are on the policy with you they are eligible. If a retiree still has the BCBS policy thru the county you are eligible, if your spouse is enrolled they are also eligible..

Do you provide X-rays?

Yes. We have modern X-ray equipment in our office.

Do you provide physicals?

Yes. We provide physicals for individual patients; school sports teams; and pre-employment needs.

 

What can I do to stay healthy?

Evidence shows that some of the leading causes of death in the United States, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, some lung diseases, injuries, and HIV/AIDS, often can be prevented by improving personal health habits. Eating right, staying physically active, and not smoking are a few examples of good habits that can help you stay healthy. For instance, scientific evidence has shown that eating healthy foods and being active are two ways you can keep your blood pressure under control. And of course visiting the Alachua County Health & Wellness Center at least yearly.

 

Why should I eat right?

Eating the right foods and the right amounts of foods can help you live a longer, healthier life. Research has proven that many illnesses—such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure—can be prevented or controlled by eating right. Eat a variety of foods and eat foods low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Getting the nutrients you need, such as calcium and iron, and keeping your weight under control can help. Try to balance the calories you get from food with the calories you use through physical activity. It is never too late to start eating right.

 

What about cholesterol?

Too much cholesterol, which can clog your blood vessels, is a major cause of heart disease in men and women. Cholesterol levels start to increase in middle-aged men, in women just before menopause, and in people who have gained weight. The risk of heart disease starts to increase in middle-aged men and women. Research shows that you can lower your cholesterol level and keep a healthy level by eating the right foods, losing extra weight, and being physically active.

 

Why should I control my weight?

Weighing too much or too little can lead to health problems. After age 45, many people gain too much weight. You can control your weight by eating healthy foods and being physically active. Ask us "What is a healthy weight for me?" and "What are some ways I can control my weight?"

 

Why should I stay physically active?

Research shows that physical activity can help prevent at least six diseases: heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity (excess weight), diabetes, osteoporosis, and mental disorders, such as depression. Physical activity also will help you feel better and stay at a healthy weight. Research suggests that brisk walking can be just as good for you as an activity such as jogging. Try to do a total of 30 minutes of constant physical activity, such as fast walking, most days of the week.

 

Why should I stop smoking?

Research shows that smoking causes more major diseases than any other personal habit. Some examples are cancers of the lung, mouth, bladder, and throat; heart and lung disease; and strokes. If you stop smoking, you can help avoid these diseases. It is never too late to stop smoking. Half of all people who have ever smoked have quit.

 

Why should I limit drinking alcohol?

Abusing alcohol can cause serious medical and personal problems. Alcohol abuse can lead to motor vehicle and other accidents, depression, and can cause problems with friends, family, and work. Alcohol abuse can cause liver and heart problems and throat and mouth cancer.

 

Why should I talk to a doctor if I'm depressed?

Everybody feels "down" or "blue" at times. But, if these feelings are very strong or last for most of the day, nearly every day, they may be due to a medical illness called depression. The good news is that depression can be treated. But first you have to know you have it. People do not always know the warning signs of depression. The earlier you get treatment for depression, the sooner you will begin to feel better. The longer you wait, the harder depression is to treat..

Depression usually is treated with medicine, counseling, or medicine combined with counseling. Medicines for depression are not addictive or habit forming. They work for people with severe depression and may be useful for people with mild to moderate depression. Treatment works gradually over several weeks. It may take some time to find what works best for you.

What should I know about diabetes?

Diabetes can lead to problems with vision, kidneys, and how well your blood circulates, especially to the lower legs and feet. Finding and treating diabetes early can cut your risk for these problems. You may need a blood test for diabetes if you have a family member with diabetes; are overweight, or have had diabetes during pregnancy.

 

Most people who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes, the kind that tends to come in middle age. The chances of getting the most common type of diabetes—type 2 diabetes—increase once you reach age 45. Almost 1 in 5 people aged 65-74 has diabetes.

Why do I need to take medicines the way the doctor says?

Knowing about the medicines you are taking is important so you get the full benefits from them. It will also help avoid problems such as taking too much or too little. Taking medicine in the wrong way can make you worse instead of better. If you take medicine, be sure to talk with us about how to take it. Do not skip any doses of medicine.

 

Do I need a flu shot?

Everyone over age 65 needs this every year. You may need flu shots before age 65 if you have lung, heart, or kidney disease; have diabetes; have AIDS or are infected with HIV; have cancer; or are a health care worker.