UMC’s largest clinic will open it’s doors on Saturday, March 4th and will offer a wide range of care for east El Paso.
The clinic is about the size of a football field and serves as a one-stop shop offering extended hours and at most, a 30-minute wait time, according to UMC’s President and CEO Jacob Cintron.
The 43,000 square foot facility cost around $22 million and will provide services ranging from primary to specialty care, lab work, and a pharmacy.
“It brings the clinic concept closer to home. It’s able to offer a menu of services,” says Cintron.
El Paso County Commissioner Carlos Leon was the clinic’s very first patient. According to Cintron, Commissioner Leon is just one of the thousands of patients the clinic is expecting to treat.
“We’re looking at about fifteen, sixteen thousand people, but this clinic really has the capacity to be able to see close to a hundred thousand people,” says Cintron.
The clinic is expected to expand as the demand grows, according to Cintron. “It will meet the east side’s community needs for quite some years.”
The clinic will be open to patients of all ages, regardless of insurance.
“Rather than waiting until you are very ill and you progress to the point where you need to go to a hospital, we can offer a lot of preventative care here that helps you stay out of a hospital,” says Cintron.
The clinic is located at 1521 Joe Battle at the corner of Joe Battle and Vista Del Sol.