United Medical Centers
UMC is a TJC Accredited Community Health Center
(CHC) whose mission is to assure the availability and
accessibility of basic primary and preventive health
care services to all residents of the service area.
United Medical Centers (UMC) is a Community
Health Center providing primary health care services
to both insured and uninsured patients in a bilingual, bicultural
community. Our tri-county service area encompasses Maverick,
Val Verde and Kinney counties, and is located in Southwest
Texas on the U.S. Mexico border.
UMC maintains eight service sites and offers Pediatric, OB/GYN, Family Medicine,
Internal Medicine, Podiatry and Dental Services. In
addition, our Centers offer in-house services such as
Laboratory, Pharmacy, Radiology, Social Services, Family
Planning, WIC, and HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling.
Founded in 1973, United
Medical Centers celebrates 38 years of service in 2011!
FTCA Deemed Health Center
United Medical Centers is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).
Medical and dental providers are deemed federal employees, with resultant coverage under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for actions within the scope of deemed employment, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Accordingly, claims or notice of medical malpractice claims should be submitted by a claimant to the Office of General Counsel at the address below:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the General Counsel
General Law Division
330 Independence Ave., S.W.
Room 4760 Mail Stop: Capitol Place
Washington, DC 20201
MISSION: United Medical Centers
(UMC) is an independent non-profit corporation whose
main objective is to improve the quality of life through
the provision of comprehensive healthcare services.
VISION: UMC recognizes
the need to improve the health and well being of the
communities by providing increased access to comprehensive
health care services to all members of our communities.
We will embrace the patients we traditionally have served
by developing an integrated health care system of such
quality that all may entrust their care to us. United
Medical Centers will become a leading provider of health
care services by partnering with other providers and
networks whose mission is compatible with ours.
VALUES: United Medical
Centers recognizes that all individuals deserve to be
treated with respect, dignity, sensitivity and compassion.
Therefore, UMC is committed to the following values:
- Our patients/clients always come first
- We strive to work as a team to ensure high quality
performance from all employees
- We strive to work and serve our communities to the
best of our ability
- We strive to earn the respect and trust of those we serve