FSU PrimaryHealth, the College of Medicine’s new primary-care center in southwest Tallahassee, will begin seeing patients May 13.
Before its opening, the college and FSU PrimaryHealth are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 10 at 12:30 p.m. outside the center, located at 2911 Roberts Ave. On Saturday, May 11, all are welcome for a community open house from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. The event includes tours of the center, health screenings, and physician meet-and-greets.
FSU PrimaryHealth will be staffed by the College of Medicine’s family medicine and pediatric physicians as well as physician assistant faculty and nurse practitioners.
The center will have a special focus on the medically underserved community of southwest Tallahassee, but it will also recruit patients from FSU, Tallahassee Community College and the surrounding areas.
The practice will provide aspects of care not currently available in the area. Behavioral health integration will be a cornerstone of its approach to health care. Behavioral health includes, but goes far beyond, addressing issues like depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, and stress and grief management. Care for behavioral health issues will be fully integrated into patients’ primary care.
FSU PrimaryHealth is also focused on community involvement, team-based care and interprofessional education.
While all care will be provided directly by board-certified faculty, the College of Medicine is working with the College of Social Work at both FSU and Florida A&M.
The center is working to build relationships with the surrounding communities and has a large community room to allow group meetings and sessions for topics like smoking cessation, healthy eating and more.
In April, interested patients can begin scheduling appointments by calling 850-644-1543 and selecting option 2.