8778 Gateway Blvd EEl Paso, TX 79907 (915) 502-8778


UMC El Paso

University Medical Center of El Paso: We care for El Paso.

UMC is the hospital our region trusts for exceptional healthcare services and expertise. We are the only hospital in El Paso to be named three times as one of America's Top 100 Hospitals.

University Medical Center of El Paso is:

  • A renowned teaching and research hospital, equipped with some of the most advanced medical equipment and expertise in the region. UMC is always pursuing the highest levels of expertise and resources to remain the standard-bearer of medical care El Paso can depend on.

  • The only Level 1 Trauma Center in a 280-mile radius of El Paso -- and our services are verified through the American College of Surgeons.

  • Home to our region's only Level 1 Stroke Center and Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke
    , able to treat and care for the most complex brain injuries. No other hospital in West Texas, the entire State of New Mexico or anywhere in Southern Arizona has this certification.

  • Unmatched in the region, the UMC Digestive Health Center has become a referral center for gastroenterologists across West Texas and Southern New Mexico.

  • Our region's first Level IV Maternal Care and Officially Certified Baby-Friendly hospital.
    the highest rated maternal care hospital in our city.

Mission: Our Mission is to heal, to serve and to educate.

Vision: Our Vision is to be the first choice for healthcare in the southwest.

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University Medical Center of El Paso's Emergency Department is among El Paso's busiest. Annually, approximately 60,000 patients seek treatment here. The Emergency Department was expanded to include multiple stand-alone trauma bays, greatly increasing the capacity of the hospital to care for the region's trauma patients.

The Region's Only Level I Trauma Center

UMC's Scherr Legate Level 1 Trauma Center is the only Level 1 trauma facility within a 280-mile radius of El Paso. That means UMC is the only hospital in the region to meet the stringent requirements established by the State of Texas and the American College of Surgeons for U.S. Trauma Centers where specialists are available in life-threatening situations 24-hours-a-day, every day.

University Medical Center features our region's first Level IV Maternal Care and baby friendly designated hospital. That means, when it matters most, you'll be delivering your child at UMC, the highest rated maternal care hospital in our city. Our facilities, services, physicians, nurses, and technologists are second to none with state-of-the-art equipment and technology in our operating rooms. We have 30 all-private rooms in our Women's Surgical Health Unit for minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries and procedures. UMC is dedicated to women's health. Our Maternity Department is staffed by world-class physicians, and specially trained registered nurses.

Services include:

  • The most advanced obstetric and gynecologic care in the region
  • Fellowship-trained specialists
  • Board certified obstetricians, anesthesiologists, and neonatologists on-site 24/7
  • Nurse-to-patient ratios that allow for individualized patient care
  • A unique Certified Nurse Midwifery program
  • VBAC - vaginal birth after a Cesarean section
  • Family/Patient-Centered Care which increases family satisfaction and comfort

Quality Care

UMC is affiliated with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, which allows around-the-clock care by physician specialists who are highly-trained and in-house 24/7. A cadre of private practice physicians also practice medicine on the UMC/Texas Tech campus. We are committed to providing the highest level of care to women and newborns and we pride ourselves in following the Family/Patient-Centered Care Model. This care model encourages patient and family involvement in the delivery process, opens lines of communication between healthcare providers and patients and creates learning opportunities, all of which are proven to lead to good outcomes and family satisfaction. Our patients' healthcare is our number one priority. Our Family/Patient-Centered Care Model allows our healthcare team to create a close relationship with each patient and their family, all of whom are involved in their healthcare treatment decisions.

In addition to our Women's Health Center, we also have caring, confidential, and affordable family planning, health education and limited primary healthcare for men too. Our providers have the experience and resources to offer high-quality, low-cost care to males in a professional clinical setting to include:

  • Yearly Reproductive Health Screening
  • Testicular Exam
  • Screening and Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Life Planning and Birth Control Method Counseling
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Reproductive Health Education
  • Vasectomy Counseling

Pediatric Care in Our Community!

With nearly a century of combined experience caring for El Paso's families, our Board-Certified Pediatricians at our new community clinics provide specialized care for children 0-17 years old!

Your family will receive the most dependable and affordable high quality healthcare from our team of Board-Certified pediatric physicians, nurse practitioners and multi-disciplinary medical professionals, all working in our community, close to your home.

Primary, Preventative and Follow-up Care to include:

  • Well Child Visits
  • Texas Vaccines for Children
  • School/Sports Physicals
  • Disease Management
  • Texas Health Steps

You and your child will also have access to our full retail Pharmacy , Laboratory and Imaging services --all available, onsite at each of our new community clinics. We are your convenient, one-stop medical home for you and your children.


To better serve you, we are open Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

We know it is hard to predict when your child needs to see a doctor, that is why we accept "walk-in" appointments--as well as same-day appointments.

Call (915)790-5700 for scheduling or stop by our new clinics.

  • UMC West, located at 6600 North Desert Boulevard (Take Exit 8, about a half mile north past Artcraft)
  • UMC East, located at 1521 Joe Battle (near the corner of Joe Battle and Vista del Sol)
  • Please visit our facilities page for more locations and hours.

We look forward to keeping you and your child healthy for many years. Our family doctors and pediatricians are here for you!

100 Top Hospitals

UMC has earned recognition two times as one of the nation's top performing hospitals in a study titled " 100 Top Hospitals: Benchmarks for Success ." The study is done annually by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson/Reuters) to help identify those U.S. hospitals that demonstrate superior performance on the basis of key measures related to clinical practices, operations, and financial management. UMC is the only El Paso hospital ever to earn this recognition.

Best of the Border

UMC was recently selected by El Paso voters as Best of the Border-2015 as best Hospital, Emergency Room, and Urgent Care/Clinics.

TMF Health Quality Institute

Recently, the TMF Health Quality Institute , which is the Medicare quality improvement organization for Texas, presented UMC with its Silver Award for its performance related to the Appropriate Care measures. UMC was the only Hospital District in Texas to receive the award.

Additional Accolades

  • Over a 10-year span, UMC ascended from last to first in its market, according to Edge Healthcare Research, Inc., in hospital preference by El Pasoans.
  • UMC is regarded by local academic institutions as the hospital of choice for health careers.
  • It also has received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Medal of Honor four times for saving lives through its Organ Donation Program. UMC's conversion rate (the number of potential donors who actually become organ donors) exceeds the federal government's goal for U.S. Hospitals of 75%.

Hospitals of Providence

Emergency Room Online Check-in

When it comes to Emergency Care, The Hospitals of Providence has our region covered with convenient locations throughout the El Paso area. Choose the location nearest you and check in online.

A Community Built on Safety

We have strong infection prevention measures in place to keep our community safe. You can come to our hospital knowing that we screen all patients and staff and separate those who have or may have COVID-19. We're here for you 24/7.

Welcome to The Hospitals of Providence

We are pleased to offer this informative, easy to use resource that will showcase our state-of-the-art facilities, world-class services and deep and abiding commitment to the greater El Paso region.

The Hospitals of Providence has been faithfully serving our community since 1902. Generations of families have chosen our hospitals. We serve as a steward of health in the El Paso community. Committed to providing the care you need, when you need it. Today, The Hospitals of Providence are comprised of our region's most trusted hospitals, each dedicated to meeting your family's specific healthcare needs. We continually update this site to ensure that it's relevant and useful to you. So check back often for helpful, up-to-date information that can positively impact your family's health.

A Community Built on Care

Caring, nurturing and helping heal friends, loved ones and neighbors is our passion, and we're honored to have the opportunity to serve you.

Moving Health Forward for the El Paso Community

We've been taking care of El Paso since the first Providence Hospital opened in 1902 — and we haven't looked back. At The Hospitals of Providence, we consider ourselves part of the fabric of the city. We are 5,300 employees strong partnering with 900+ physicians to move health forward for the entire community. From East, West and Central El Paso to Southern New Mexico and West Texas, we've got the healthcare needs of the entire region well covered. Our area hospitals are regional destinations for high-quality care, with offerings that include world-class surgery, heart care, orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics and women's health, just to name a few.

Innovation Comes First

Since our inception, The Hospitals of Providence have been a leading force in local innovation with many healthcare firsts, including:
  • First robotic single-site surgical procedure through da Vinci®
  • First minimally invasive MAKOplasty joint replacement
  • First heart procedure using the advanced Magellan system
  • First state-of-the-art 3D mammography
  • First Military Liaison program
  • First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement performed to civilian population
  • First Watchman procedure performed
  • First Acessa procedure performed
As part of our focus on quality, The Hospitals of Providence recently launched a significant investment in service line expansions, technological advancements, aesthetic remodeling and online tools to enhance the patient experience.



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