Desert Senita Community Health Center

Practice Description: 

Desert Senita Community Health Center (DSCHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center located in the rural community of Ajo, Arizona.  Ajo is located on the far southwest side of Pima County, 43 miles north of the Mexican border and 2.5 hours away from Tucson. With the mine closing in 1985, employment is limited and over a third of patients live below the federal poverty level. As a key health care resource with over a 20-year history, they have more than 75 employees, including 3FT providers (DO, MD AND NP), 4 behavioral health counselors, 1 registered dietitian, 2 pharmacists (1 with a CDE certification), and a dentist.

The clinic has a full time lab, pharmacy, radiology, and ultrasound services biweekly. They can provide wound care services because an LPN has been certified in wound care. They have been certified as a PCMH for 4 years. In this unincorporated location of 4,000 residents over 2,400 individuals receive services from Desert Senita.  

Practice Details
PFE Metrics: 
E-tool & Patient Portal Use
Health Literacy
Medication Management
Patient Activation
Shared Decision-Making
Support for Patient & Family Voices
Practice Setting: 
PCMH Accreditation/Recognition: 
Practice Type: 
Not-for-profit practice
Primary care practice
Primary Care Practice Type: 
Family Medicine
PTN/SAN Enrolled Practice: 
Practice Location
410 N Malacate Street
Ajo, AZ 85321
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