Welcome to Blake Medical Center. We understand that having a friend or family member in the hospital can be difficult. This information is designed to answer some of the most frequently asked questions of our visitors. If you have additional questions, please ask any member of our staff or call (941) 792-6611.

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Nearby Hotels

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Parking Information

Visitor Parking is located in the front of the hospital. The Outpatient Entrance & Parking are available at the back of the hospital and can be accessed from 21st Ave.

Maps & Directions

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Visiting Hours

We have open visiting hours. Some units, such as critical care areas, may request limited visitation during certain time periods. Please check with the assigned nurse on the unit for more information.

Gift Shop

Blake’s Gift Shop offers a variety of gifts, flowers, books and sundries at every price range. The Gift Shop is open daily from 8:00am – 5:00pm. For more information, or to make a purchase by phone, call (941) 798-6148.

Patient Privacy

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Chaplain Services

Non-Denominational Chaplain Services are available any time by calling the hospital operator at (941) 792-6611.


Cafeteria: Located on the 1st Floor, Blake's Cafeteria offers a variety of fresh food options during the following hours:

  • Mon-Fri
  • Breakfast: 7:30am – 10:30am
  • Lunch: 11:15am – 2:00pm
  • Dinner: 4:45pm – 6:45pm
  • Snack: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Sat & Sun
  • Breakfast: 8:00am – 10:30am
  • Lunch 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Dinner: 4:45pm – 6:45pm

You may call 798-MENU (6368) to access the daily cafeteria menu. Vending services available 24 hours a day.

Patient Email Service

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Tobacco Free Facility

Blake Medical Center is a Tobacco Free Facility.