Information for Patients from Out of Town

Finding Your Way to the Tampa office:



Fletcher Medical Center (3000 East Fletcher Avenue) is at the corner of Fletcher Avenue and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (30th Street), just west of Florida Hospital Tampa and exactly 17.4 miles from the Tampa International Airport terminal. Despite the address, Fletcher Medical Center (FMC) has no access to Fletcher Avenue. Gain entry to our parking lot via either Bruce B. Downs Boulevard or the small road that runs north-south between FMC and Florida Hospital.


West side of FMC from Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

From South Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa International Airport, take Interstate 275 north to the Fletcher Avenue Exit (Exit 52), then east 1.7 miles to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (30th Street). Again, there is no access from Fletcher Avenue, so turn left (north) on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (30th Street), then an immediate right into Fletcher Medical Center.

The entry to FMC is on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.
Coming from I-275, get into the right one of the two left turn lanes so that you can take a quick right into FMC where indicated by the arrow.

From New Tampa (Tampa Palms and the other communities along Bruce B. Downs (581) north of our office):



Take Bruce B. Downs Boulevard south to the light at East 138th Avenue.

Turn left onto E. 138th Avenue and then take your first right.

You will enter a construction zone. When you get to the Stop sign, go straight between the Pepin Heart Hospital and the parking garage on a brick road. Fletcher Medical Center will then be on your right.

It's a bit complicated, but Bruce B. Downs is divided near Fletcher Medical Center and U-turns on southbound Bruce B. Downs at Fletcher Avenue are illegal.

From Brandon, Sarasota, and points south along I-75:


Take Interstate 75 north to the Fletcher Avenue exit (Exit 266), then west 4.0 miles to Florida Hospital.

Just before you get to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard ...

... turn right onto the small street just past the hospital,

then a left into the Fletcher Medical Center parking lot.

From Orlando and points east , take Interstate 4 to I-75 north to the Fletcher Avenue exit (Exit 266), then west 4.0 miles to Florida Hospital Tampa. Turn right onto the small street just past the hospital, then a left into the Fletcher Medical Center parking lot (as described above).

From Ocala and points north, take Interstate 75 south to the Fletcher Avenue exit (Exit 266), then west 4.0 miles to Florida Hospital. Turn right onto the small street just past the hospital, then a left into the Fletcher Medical Center parking lot (as described above).

Alternatively, Interstate 75 south to Interstate 275, south on that to the Fletcher Avenue exit (Exit 52), then east 1.7 miles to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (30th Street). As mentioned in the first set of directions ("From South Tampa ..."), from this direction, there is no FMC access from Fletcher Avenue, so turn left (north) on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (30th Street), then an immediate right into Fletcher Medical Center.

As a final option, you may take I-75 to the Bruce B. Downs Boulevard exit (Exit 270), then follow the directions "From New Tampa ..."


Take the elevators to the third floor ...

and Suite 330 will be on your left as you exit the elevators.

Where to Stay

Local Accommodations are within minutes of Fletcher Medical Center:
(Always indicate that you are coming to the USF medical community for a surgical procedure and ask for a "Hospital Rate" or "USF Rate".)

Hotel Local number Toll-free number Location & Comments
813-971-7690   Newly renovated Property located at 11310 N. 30th Street, 1.3 miles from the office. Holiday Inn & Suites offers complimentary shuttle transportation to/from this office location as well as a special discount for out of town travelers. Ask for Rate Code ILPCA for discount. Click on the logo to the left for the website. NEW starting 2017, Managers Reception in their Burger Theory Restaurant, will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm to 6pm with Complementary Drinks and Refreshments.
(813) 977-7066 800 EMBASSY On Fowler Avenue just west of the main entrance to USF. Spectacular interior atrium; closer to shopping than the hotels on Fletcher. The fanciest and priciest on this page. About one mile from the office.
(813) 910-7500 800 NUROOMS Location 1: On Fowler, just across from the Embassy Suites.
(813) 972-9800   Location 2: In Telecom Park (13294 Telecom Drive) off Fletcher Avenue, just west of I-75, about 3 miles from the office.
(813) 979-2828 800 228-1000 On Fowler, next to LaQuinta.  The Wingate also has free shuttle service from 8 AM until 6 PM every day to any location within a 5-mile radius of the hotel.
(813) 978-9898 800 321-2211 North side of Fletcher just west of I-75, about 4 miles from the office.
(813) 903-6000 800 HAMPTON North side of Fletcher just west of I-75. Nice evening "Manager's Reception"; sumptuous continental breakfast.
(813) 989-0007 800 228-2800 South side of Fletcher just west of I-75. Continental breakfast. Well managed, sometimes the one on this page with the lowest rates, a good value.
(813) 972-4400 800 331-3131 South side of Fletcher about 1/2 mile west of I-75. More pricey than nearby hotels, but you get a suite.
(813) 975-9777 800 257-3000 Right behind the Residence Inn above. All of the amenities, but less expensive because housekeeping is provided only twice per week.
(813) 979-1922   One of the hotels closest to our office, just one mile south at the corner of Fowler Avenue and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Click the logo to the left to check availability and to reserve a room.
(813) 989-2264   Fully equipped kitchens turn these rooms into mini-condos. Click the logo to the left to open the ExtendedStayHotels.com website.
(813) 936-8200   Close to Busch Gardens, upscale, 32" flat panel TVs in each room. Click the logo to the left for the HIExpress website.