Health pioneers Augusto Ortiz, MD, and his wife, Martha Ortiz, were the founders of the Mobile Health Program and its mobile clinic. The Ortiz Endowment was established in 2000 by Dr. Andy Nichols, to serve as a permanent sponsorship fund for the Mobile Health Program at the University of Arizona. At the time, the Mobile Health Program was part of the Rural Health Office. In 2001 the Rural Health Office and the Mobile Health Program moved to the College of Public Health. It has since been moved to the College of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine. The program has evolved and expanded over the years based on requests from needy areas and the availability of funding. 

Financially, the Mobile Health Program is sustained by private donations, grants, and the Ortiz Endowment. If you are able to give, your donations are critical for providing medical care to those who need it most. You can help alleviate needless human suffering.

To donate directly to the Ortiz Endowment, visit the University of Arizona foundation website.

You may also mail a check payable to "Ortiz Endowment" to:

College of Medicine
Development Office
PO Box 245018
Tucson, AZ 85724-5018

Program Partners

The MHP collaborates with many community agencies, including: the UA Family Medicine Residency, Arizona Telemedicine Program, UA Dept. of Ophthalmology, the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Amado Food Bank, Carondelet health professionals, Chiricahua Community Health Center, Marana Health Centers, El Rio Health Centers, Safford Community Health Center, United Community Health Centers, Southern Arizona Oral Health Coalition, Sunnyside School District resource centers, the Amado Food Bank, Women's Pregnancy Resource Center, St. John's Church, El Rio Health Centers, Child and Family Resources, the Arizona Rural Human Services Network (ARHSN), WIC, Interfaith Resources, Komen Program, PCOA, PC Home Repair and PC Nurses, and St. Elizabeth’s.