About El Rio Health
We Love Helping People
It’s all about making a lasting difference in our patients’ lives.
Our Mission is to improve the health of our community through comprehensive, accessible, affordable, quality, and compassionate care. Our Vision is to be a national model of excellent healthcare.
We are dedicated to providing health care for all people. Since El Rio began in 1970, we have grown from 10,000 patients to over 101,000 people served. We are proud to be one of the most innovative, highly-regarded, non-profit health centers in the United States. We focus on positive outcomes, treating the whole person. Our health care is delivered by compassionate, professionally trained, integrated health teams who give from their hearts to provide world-class care. “Your Health is Our Passion. We serve 1 in 10 people for primary medical and dental care.
Today, more than 101,000 people in Tucson trust us with their care. El Rio receives funding from many health insurers, patient co-pays from our sliding fee scale, government grants, and private donations to El Rio Health Center Foundation.
El Rio Health is a Federal Tort Claims Act Deemed Facility. This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status concerning certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.