Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.

Site Coordinator: 
Walter Cayce, MD, MPH
Student Per Period: 
Daily number of family practice patients: 
13-18 per doctor
Flex Time Activities: 
  • This CHC offers broad spectrum of flex-time
  • Mobile Clinic
  • Douglas: Promotores home visits
  • Elfrida: CHC HQ management team
  • Bisbee: Cochise County Health Dept. Jail Clinic
Hospital Affiliation: 
(also Sierra Vista) Bisbee: Copper Queen Hospital; Douglas & Elfrida: Southeast Arizona Medical Center, near Douglas on road to Bisbee. 4 FPs have hospital privileges. Average daily census 2-4 FP patients.
Insurance Spectrum: 

Many low-middle income; (65)

Patient Population Profile: 

As major clinic in Cochise County, sees full spectrum of population.

Residency Info: 
No. 100% with attending.
Mileage and Housing: 
Housing and Meals provided at SE Area Medical Center (Douglas Hospital). Mileage compensation not provided by FCM.
Misc. Info: 
  • Three rural clinics: Bisbee, Douglas, Elfrida - mobile medical unit - mobile medical dental unit
  • Three clinics are 25 miles from each other
  • Spanish skills optional but recommended
  • Major CHC of Cochise County operated by 2 FPs with 2 internal medicine, 1 PED, 1 MED on staff; also dental
  • Pre/Post natal care; no deliveries

Elfrida Clinic

Bisbee Clinic

Douglas Clinic

Comments from Students: 

"I was granted by my attendings the liberty to do full H&P's with my
patients as well as come up with constructive assessments and plans. I was
treated as a colleague, not just a student."

"The physicians, PA and Nurse Practitioner were all very enthusiastic about

Comments from Faculty: 

I believe in the mission of CCHCI because providing effective, quality healthcare that improves the patient’s life and is affordable is key to the future of the United States.  CCHCI is well suited, given its approach to health care and dynamic leadership, to accomplish this objective

Site Address small map: 
Site Address: 
Elfrida Clinic 10566 Highway 191 Elfrida, AZ 85610 United States