North Tyler Community Clinic at Texas College provides health care to students, faculty, and neighborhood residents
Friday, March 31, 2006
Providing excellent patient care and community health is a crucial part of the mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. A vital example of UT Health Science Center’s commitment to public health is the North Tyler Community Clinic at Texas College, said Christie Osuagwu, RN, director of Community Outreach and Health Disparities. Osuagwu, a certified family nurse practitioner, has a Master of Science in nursing and a master’s degree in public administration.
The clinic is located on the campus of Texas College in Room 126 of the Willie Lee Glass Center at 2404 N. Grand Ave in Tyler. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Chiagozie Nwasuruba, MD, is medical director for the clinic, Osuagwu is the family nurse practitioner, and Ebbie Starling, RN, BSN, is clinic nurse.
The clinic is committed to providing quality health care and health education to the students, staff, and faculty of Texas College. In addition, the clinic seeks to offer health care services to residents who live in neighborhoods around the college and to members of the greater North Tyler community.
The clinic provides comprehensive medical services for acute as well as chronic illnesses, counseling on diet and nutrition, breathing treatments for people with asthma, and immunizations. In addition, the clinic offers health information and education, flu shots, clinical lab services, and annual gynecological exams.
In the case of routine, chronic illnesses, patients must make appointments to see one of the clinic’s medical providers. The clinic accepts commercial health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. It is committed to providing quality care to individuals who may lack access to health care, and no one is turned away for lack of funds.