St. Petersburg Free Clinic remains open and is committed to serving our neighbors in need during this challenging time. We are working diligently to monitor the latest guidelines from trusted organizations and we continue to take actions to minimize the risks to volunteers, staff and clients.
Please continue to monitor this page, the emails you receive from us and our Facebook page for regular updates on services we are providing, growing community needs and how we can help each other.
Looking for Help?
For a comprehensive list of COVID-19 – related resources, visit our Resource Page.
We Help Food Pantry
The We Help Services Food Pantry is committed to remaining open during this unprecedented health crisis. For everyone’s health and safety, we are offering pre-bagged items in an expedited manner via an outdoor mobile distribution plan (for those in cars and those on foot or bicycle). No waiting room, and no long waits. We are spacing out clients to allow appropriate distancing and ensuring the safety of all involved. All Pinellas County residents are eligible to receive food from our pantry, once per calendar month. All you need to bring is a photo ID! If you have questions, please call 727-821-1200.
The Drive-Thru Pantry is located at 863 3rd Avenue North. NOTE: When driving up, please enter from 8th Street and turn left onto 3rd Ave N. Please do NOT enter 3rd Ave from 9th Street (Dr MLK St) side. This will help manage traffic flow, and is at the request of our friends at the St. Petersburg Police Department.
New Temporary We Help Food Pantry Hours
Monday: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Mobile Food Pantry Distribution
To help students and their families while schools are closed, St. Petersburg Free Clinic is hosting mobile pantry distributions. For those who can’t get to our downtown Food Pantry location, we are offering remote drive-thru food pantries on specific dates:
First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg
1900 Gandy Blvd North, St. Petersburg
Wednesday, April 29, 10:30am to Noon
Wednesday, May 13, 10:30am to Noon
Wednesday, May 27, 10:30am to Noon
Childs Park YMCA
691 43rd Street South, St. Petersburg
Wednesday, May 6. 10:30am to Noon
Wednesday, May 20, 10:30am to Noon
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are not currently accepting new patient registrations. If you are an existing patient and need a prescription refill or need to speak with a physician or nurse, please call our office – please do not visit in person.
Hours: CALL-IN ONLY (727) 327-0333
Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am- 3:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 am- 7:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 11:00am
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are not currently accepting new dental patient registrations. If you are an existing patient and need a prescription refill or need to speak with a dentist or dental assistant, please call our office – please do not visit in person. Contact Info: 727-327-0333.
At this time, we are not accepting new applications for our Residential Programs. We are preparing the 3 locations for ‘shelter in place’ scenarios. The health and safety of our staff and current residents remain our primary concern and focus.
How You Can Help
Help St. Petersburg Free Clinic Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis in our Community.
In this challenging time, we are facing a significant increase in need among the clients we serve. Our community has already responded generously by making contributions and offering to help in any way that may be practical at this time. We are so grateful for this outpouring of support. We know we are just seeing the beginning of what will be a cascading community impact from COVID-19 and ask that everyone stay engaged by continuing to give.
As the needs of our community grow along with the unknown impacts of this global health crisis, here are FIVE things you can do:
Donate – Give today to strengthen our ability to respond to this evolving crisis and remain ready to serve the community now and in the months and days ahead. Click here to give.
Donate Food – When you’re at the grocery store, pick up an extra item that might help a neighbor in need. Tops needs are: Peanut Butter, Milk, Pasta, Cereal, Rice, Ravioli, Canned Proteins (tuna, chicken, etc). Deliver to 863 3rd Ave N, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, or order from our Amazon Wish List.
Spread the Word – share our Facebook posts about the needs for funds and food.
Let Others Know Help is Here – share on Facebook or within your neighborhood network that our food pantry remains open for those who need food.