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Date Established: El Rio Community Health Center: 1970
El Rio Health Center Foundation: 2001

The Mission of El Rio Community Health Center is improving the health of our community through comprehensive, accessible, affordable, quality and compassionate care.

Who We Serve:

Number of Patients enrolled 79,000 +

Number of Medical / Dental Visits in 2012: over 325,000


Our team:

Number of El Rio Staff: 800+ Staff Including doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, midwives, physician and medical assistants, dental hygienists, and other staff



Annual Budget: $82.7 million

Amount of Charity Care in 2012: $18 million +

Projected Charity Care in 2013: $18 million

El Rio accepts Medicaid-AHCCCS, Medicare, over 50 private forms of insurance (i.e. BC/BS,

United HealthCare, Health Net, etc.) and sliding fee scale for those who qualify based on need.


Programs of Excellence:

Asthma, Diabetes, Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Prenatal Care, Wellness, Immunizations

Other On-site Services for El Rio Patients (only): 7 Pharmacies with free prescription delivery,

Laboratory and Radiology (including mammography and sonogram)


Ways to Learn More and/or Help


El Rio Community Health Center
839 West Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85745
p 520-205-4947
f 520-205-4995

Printable Fact Sheet (pdf)

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