UCHC currently operates nine community health center sites that offer community-based primary care and pediatric preventive health services, as well as pediatric dentistry. A new pediatric clinic will be opening in the spring of 2018 marking the tenth medical facility location.
The sites are located in Pima County, Arizona. These sites serve Amado, Arivaca, Green Valley, Sahuarita, Vail and Three Points, as well as the surrounding areas. UCHC has a mission to serve low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals and families, as well as all patients with and without insurance. UCHC has experienced steady growth and quality improvement throughout the 34 years of service. In 2017 UCHC had nearly 60,000 visits to all locations. These services are currently provided through the employment of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and a wide range of clinical and administrative support staff, creating a large employment base for the local communities.
UCHC offers, directly and through collaborative arrangements, a wide range of general, primary care and health maintenance services, CLIA-waived diagnostic laboratory services and other diagnostic tests and screenings, family planning, urgent medical care, after-hours coverage, immunizations, gynecological care, pediatric oral health, developmental screening, oral health screening, health education, transportation, translation and case management services. Services provided off-site through referral arrangements include obstetrical care, mental health and substance abuse treatment and counseling, developmental screening, adult oral health services, crisis intervention and hospital care.
Tucson has been continuously settled for over 12,000 years. It celebrates a diversity of cultures, architecture, and peoples. Yet, it is one of the "Mega-Trend" cities of the 21st Century: the Optics Valley, premier health services center for the Southwest, the astronomy center of the world, home of a premier research institution - University of Arizona, and a tourism destination.
Tucson boasts the best of both worlds...the progress and innovation of a metropolitan community and the friendly, caring atmosphere of a small town.
Tucson's rich cultural heritage centers around a unique blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences. These can be seen in the Hispanic barrios, historical and contemporary American architecture and the prehistoric Native American remnants.
Tucson was referred to as a "mini-mecca for the arts” by The Wall Street Journal and in 2009 was ranked #20 of the Top 25 Arts Destinations by American Style Magazine. Tucson is one of a select few cities of its size that boasts its own ballet company, professional theater, symphony, and opera company. Home to 215 art groups and more than 35 art galleries in the downtown area alone, Tucson ranks as one of the best places in the state to view works by the masters and up-and-coming artists. Tucson’s natural history and cultural heritage are also on display in the 30+ regional museums, 12 of which are located on the route of the upcoming Modern Streetcar.
Tucson is situated in the Sonoran Desert and is surrounded by five mountain ranges. A trip from the 2,389-foot valley floor to the 9,157-foot Mt. Lemmon summit (home to the southernmost ski area in the continental United States) traverses seven of the world's nine life zones. It's like driving from Mexico to Canada. Blessed with the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an unsurpassed climate of 360 sunny days a year, Tucsonans embrace a rare lifestyle and are committed to preserving that quality of life.
Tucson is the perfect place for the outdoor enthusiast. With more than 800 miles of bike paths, Tucson has been ranked by Bicycling magazine as one of the top cycling cities in the U.S. for several years running and is home to internationally known bicycling events such as El Tour de Tucson. Golf is another popular activity with dozens of regional golf courses, including five municipally-owned courses.
The City is home to the University of Arizona and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The City's industries include electronics and missile production. Tucson is the seat of Pima County and has a Council-Manager form of government.The Tucson metropolitan area supports over 750,000 residents. As metropolitan Tucson continues to grow by nearly 2,000 new residents each month, the challenge of meeting citizen expectations also increases.
The City of Tucson is committed to providing quality municipal services which promote a healthy community, offer opportunities for participation and leisure and enable citizens to prosper at work and at home.