Medical and Dental Clinic

Medical and Dental Clinic: General Information


701 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Telephone / Fax:

T: (941) 567-6156 / F: (941) 761-5383

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Medical Care

*Download the New Patient Paperwork –

New Patient Paperwork – English

New Patient Paperwork – Spanish

This packet must be completed and returned before an appointment can be made.*


Proper medical & dental care is important, even when you do not have insurance.

The Turning Points Medical Clinic provides free primary and specialty services to uninsured Manatee County residents.

Primary and specialty services are provided by three staff nurse practitioners plus several volunteer physicians, nurses, and other medical providers. The clinic also has onsite blood testing and treatments for Hep-C, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Also, supervising physicians from Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM) work with fourth year medical students to provide you with high quality medical primary care at our clinic.

To be eligible for services you must meet income and residency guidelines. To schedule an appointment with the medical clinic, please call the number above.



Student and patient in an exam room

Prescription Health

Pharmaceutical medications and medical equipment can be costly with or without insurance.

The Turning Points Health Center connects patients to medications and medical equipment at no or reduced cost. We serve as advocates to find solutions to pharmaceutical and medical needs.

Group of pharmacy professionals

Dental Care

Dentist peforming procedure on patient

Over the weekend you develop a terrible toothache. Your options for care are limited, since you have no dental insurance of any kind and you have limited income. Where to turn? Up until the opening of our Dental Clinic in the fall of 2009, you probably would go to an emergency room – where you might receive a prescription for a pain medication or be directed to take aspirin and try to find someone to see you the next week.

You also may be eligible for Project Smiles – Our dentures program funded by Manatee County Government.

Now you can see a dentist at the Turning Points Dental Clinic for most of your dental care needs, if you meet eligibility guidelines of residency and income. Our Dental Clinic has volunteer dentists, hygienists, and assistants working every weekday to meet the critical need of access to dental care.



Dentist performing a surgery

We continue to recruit dental professionals who are interested in giving back to our community by using their specific skills to treat people in need. We have been fortunate to be awarded grants from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Florida to employ 4 dentists in order to expand our dental services to 5 days a week for the year.

To make an appointment for dental care you will need to call the number above, and speak with a patient care coordinator. Although we do our best to reserve time for emergency walk in clients each day, this may not always be possible, so it is best to call and speak with a patient care coordinator if you need to be seen.

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his place is great for people who need help or are going through rough times, they can help with food stamps, clothing, showers, food (to take home for those who have a home, or a meal Mon-Fri), they have computers available to use, they also have housing assistance for those who qualify. There is also a lot more that they do, this place helped me so much when I had nowhere to go.
Justin Balser
Went to the One Stop Center and Turning Points today for a tour of the facility - was excellent and informative - if interested, make an appointment - takes about an hour and well worth the time to see all that is going on there - there were clients in all areas - the place was a beehive of activity - a wonderful facility for our community and one of the top in the country - highly recommend checking it out.
Sue Wait
Turning points is so awesome. Without them I would not have a wonderful home for my family and I.
Tammi Wallin
I volunteered at the Stand Down held in Palmetto on Nov. 1st. I was so impressed with the services available for the all those in need. There was a separate building just for veterans. I was in that building and saw how they helped the men and women with any paperwork. They serviced breakfast to all and had a bounce house for children. I give this organization an A+.
Sally Helmbrecht

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