The LGBTQ+ community is made up of a broad variety of identities, experiences, and healthcare needs. With over 25 years of providing services to our Tampa Bay community, we know that these unique needs are best met with a holistic, inclusive and community-based approach. METRO offers a welcoming environment where your concerns are heard, and your healthcare needs are fully addressed.
METRO accepts most major insurances and offers sliding fee scale self-pay options, based on income.
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