TTUHSC El Paso family medicine has been the neighborhood family practice of northeast El Paso for over 30 years. Our family medicine clinic is a 26,000-square-foot practice site for faculty, residents, and medical students, and is located 11 miles north of our teaching hospital, University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC). It features five patient care areas (including a sports medicine clinic), a large central precepting room, a dedicated procedure room, a behavioral science consultation room, a private resident lounge, a chief residents' office, and typical practice areas (reception area, phone room, business office, and medical records). It also houses the Department of Family and Community Medicine faculty offices, a large classroom, and an administration area. The family medicine clinic initiated use of an electronic medical records system in 2007 and began transitioning to its current patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model in March 2013.
The clinic is housed within UMC’s outpatient facility, which includes advanced imaging, pharmacy, and laboratory sites, and a rehabilitation unit. This facility opened in spring 2009 and contains services vital for our practice.
University Medical Center of El Paso/El Paso Children’s Hospital
University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) is a nationally recognized, top performing medical center, having earned awards and honors for excellence in patient care. It is a 346-bed facility, making it the largest public hospital on the U.S.-Mexico border. UMC is also the only Level 1 Trauma Center in approximately 250 miles, and the primary teaching hospital for our residents.
El Paso Children’s Hospital (EPCH) opened in February 2012. It provides El Paso 122 private pediatric rooms, state-of-the-art equipment, family-friendly spaces, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Family medicine faculty and residents provide continuity care for pediatric inpatients, women during labor, and post-partum mother-baby couplets in this wonderful facility.
Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veteran’s Home
Family medicine also cares for many patients residing in the Ambrosion Guillen Texas State Veterans Home, located across the street from the family medicine clinic. The residents’ geriatric curriculum takes place there, along with monthly nursing home rounds and didactic lectures.