TTUHSC and the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health work to meet the challenges of access to medical care in the 108 counties of West Texas. In many cases, there are programs available that can significantly reduce the need for long distance travel to get that access. We know that Telemedicine is such a program through which the residents of many rural communities can receive the specialty care they need while reducing the demands on individuals and families.
The Telemedicine Clinic Program currently works with fifteen communities throughout the service region providing specialty consults for dermatology, cardiology, psychiatry, burn care, internal medicine, and more. These fifteen communities include School Based Health Care Clinics, FQHC’s and Rural Health Clinics. In addition, three of the TTUHSC regional campuses are equipped with telemedicine capability, allowing patients in El Paso, Amarillo and Odessa to utilize the technology as well.