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Hillsborough County Health Care Plan

A comprehensive free managed care program for Hillsborough County residents with limited income and assets who do not qualify for other health care coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid. The program is funded by a special sales tax and administered by Hillsborough County. There are no premiums or copays for services covered by the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan.


Q: I am visually impaired. Can the Lighthouse help me get a job?

A: The Lighthouse offers both Job Development and Supported Employment. To review the eligibility requirements for these programs, please visit our Eligibility page.

Q: Are there any openings to join the Lighthouse staff?

A: To review a list of available positions, please see our Employment Opportunities page.

Q: Can you help me learn Braille?

A: Braille is taught at both Tampa and Winter Haven in the Independent Living Skills Training program.

Q: Where are you located?

A: Our Tampa address is 1106 West Platt St. We are located in Old Hyde Park, 2 blocks South of Kennedy, 2 blocks East of the Crosstown Expressway.

Our Winter Haven address is 206 Avenue D NW. We are located in downtown Winter Haven, one block east of 3rd Street, near City Hall and directly across Avenue D from EMS.

Q: Do you train guide dogs or accept donations of guide dogs to become trained?

A: No to both questions. Guide dogs are trained at highly specialized dog guide training schools across the United States. The closest such school to our location is Southeast Guide Dogs, located in Palmetto, FL., phone 941-729-5665.

Q: What are your eligibility requirements?

A: Please refer to Eligibility Guidelines.

If you have any other questions you would like answered, please E-mail us at, or to obtain your information more quickly, you can address your questions to the specific department by visiting our Contact Us Listing.