Auto Accident Injury Treatment in Trinity

Pasco County sees over 6,000 auto accident-related injuries on average each year. Due to delayed symptom onset and rejection of needed treatment, many injuries go unreported, meaning the real number each year is likely much higher.

What should I do after an auto accident?

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, don’t delay in seeking treatment, even if you feel okay at the moment. Go immediately to the emergency room to be evaluated for major trauma. Once you leave, make your next call to Florida Wellness Medical Center in Trinity at (844) 935-5669. We offer appointments as quickly as the same day with a medical professional with experience treating auto accident-related injuries.

What if I feel fine or the hospital says I’m okay?

Many people delay or completely refuse medical treatment after an auto accident because their symptoms did not start immediately after the accident or the emergency room discharged them with no major issues. However, they do not realize that many common injuries after an auto accident do not begin showing signs until days or even weeks later. By including a visit to a practitioner trained in identifying auto accident injuries, you’ll be ensuring that you are in optimal health for years to come.

Is there a deadline for receiving care after an auto accident?

In Florida, anyone involved in a vehicle accident must seek treatment for their injuries within 14 days from the day of the accident to qualify for coverage under Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. If you do not seek care by this deadline, you may have to find other means to pay for your treatment. Some other options include personal health insurance, direct billing, or a Letter of Protection (LOP) from an attorney.

Do I need a referral to receive care?

At Florida Wellness Medical Center in Trinity, you do not need a referral to receive care for your auto accident-related injuries. Simply give us a call at (844) 935-5669 or request an appointment online to begin your treatment plan today.

Do I need insurance?

Insurance is not required for post-auto accident care. Most of our patients are able to get the cost of their auto accident-related injury care covered by Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. PIP covers 80% of qualified costs of treatment, up to $10,000, if the treatment is certified as emergent by a medical professional. We have extensive experience with this type of insurance and will help you navigate receiving these benefits.

For expenses not covered by PIP, we also accept most insurances, including worker’s compensation plans. If payment for your injuries is included in pending litigation, your attorney may provide a Letter of Protection (LOP). Patients without any of these options are welcome to take advantage of our self-pay rates.

What injuries are common after an auto accident?

We see a wide variety of injuries related to car accidents, but some of the most common are:

  • Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle tears or strain
  • Spinal injuries
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a neck injury that happens when the head is rapidly jerked forward and backward, as is common in rear-end vehicle accidents. Along with pain, swelling, tenderness, and loss of range of motion in the neck, whiplash can also cause:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Vision problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Loss of concentration
  • Memory problems
  • Depression

Whiplash often manifests days to weeks after the accident, making it extremely difficult to diagnose immediately after. Our physicians and medical team know all of the signs and symptoms of whiplash to ensure early diagnosis and treatment.

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Attention St. Petersburg, Trinity, and Downtown Tampa Patients:

 

We are sorry to announce that we will no longer carry Primary Care Services in our Downtown Tampa, Trinity, and St. Petersburg locations. 

You have the right to choose your healthcare provider and Florida Wellness Medical Group remains committed to fully supporting your decision.  Florida Wellness Medical Group along with the entire staff, will continue to provide primary care services at:  

                Carrollwood Location:

  Florida Wellness Medical Group

              4104 W. Linebaugh Ave.

         Tampa, FL 33624

Should you wish to continue your care plan and schedule an appointment at this location, or if you have any questions about your current or future care, please call 813-229-2225.  

Patients that wish to retain a copy of their medical records transferred, may request them by mailing or faxing the records request to the address and number listed below. 

Florida Wellness Medical Group

Attn: Medical Records Dept. 

4104 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Tampa FL, 33624

Or 

Fax to:   813-221-2225 or 727-264-8817