Caring for Polk County and beyond, BayCare is on a mission to improve people’s health by providing the highest-quality and most effective healthcare services.

BayCare is a not-for-profit healthcare system devoted to the Tampa Bay and Central Florida community, offering healthcare to individuals and families. They offer a range of services, including primary care, immediate care, imaging, laboratories, home care, rehabilitation, and a variety of specialty care.

BayCare was established in 1997 in the Tampa Bay area by a group of local hospitals, and they have now grown to an integrated system with 15 hospitals, three of which are located in Polk County, including Winter Haven, Bartow, and Lakeland. Founded in 1926, Winter Haven Hospital has an outstanding reputation maintaining the BayCare mission of providing high-quality compassionate care to those they serve.

BayCare recently opened its first urgent care in Lakeland, providing convenient and accessible care for patients in the local community. Located in the iconic Southgate Shopping Center, they are excited to continue their mission by providing a total care experience. They strive for excellence and pride themselves in ensuring that patients receive the best possible care.

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