BUYER BEWARE- The ER billing dept at this facility is very shady. I came in with shortness of breath and and dizziness. While I was still symptomatic, and not in best state of mind, a member of the billing dept came in with a computer and proceeded to tell me that my visit was subject to a deductible based on Florida Blue insurance I have. She then attempted to collect from me upfront the REMAINING BALANCE ON MY DEDUCTIBLE (almost $2000!!! for an ER visit). She stated that if I paid upfront they would give a 20% discount. Sounds enticing to a person not in the best state of mind, but upon contacting my insurance company, I determined that in fact they SHOULD be sending the bill directly to Florida Blue, who then pays them and bills me based on my deductible and policy, as well as any discounts they have with that provider. The problem with this for Tampa Community Hospital is that Florida Blue has negotiated discounted rates with their providers meaning they GET MORE MONEY if they go after the the patients directly, than if they go through their insurance. I'm not sure if their practice is legal (anything is possible in the wild west of medical billing), but at the very least it is dishonest and unethical. Had I paid, I probably would not have gotten credit toward my deductible and would have ended up potentially paying a lot more than I should. I am sure many patients have fallen for this trick and paid hundreds if not thousands more than they should have. I was told by Florida Blue very emphatically to deflect any payment obligations to them and NOT TO PAY A DIME TO THIS HOSPITAL DIRECTLY. Medical care was sufficient, although even based on my relatively modest healthcare certification as a PCT, I noted several basic mistakes that were made by nursing staff (including almost never leaving me with the call button when they left the room- a big FAIL on any nursing test). I will not return to this hospital unless I am bleeding out. I did give 2 stars because I was at least seen quickly and the nursing staff were pleasant enough. One male nurse (forgot name but had long tied back hair) was particularly attentive and I hope he seeks a job at another facility soon.