UMC’s Family and Children’s Clinic on 98th and Frankford is now open to the public. On June 2nd, UMC employees, dependents, and Lubbock community members attended an open house that offered tours, highlighted the clinic’s unique design, and introduced its many services. The new, spacious lobby has large, beautiful windows facing both the south and west, with artistic installations of the UMC Children’s Hospital pinwheels, creating a vibrant, open space full of welcoming color and light. The two-story building serves children on the first floor and adult and family medicine on the second floor.
The clinic is the first of its kind in Texas, offering a built-in drive-thru medical bay designed for quick and painless testing for COVID, flu, and strep—patients can remain within the comfort of their vehicle and be in and out within minutes. In combination with the UMC MyTeamCare app and the convenience of the clinic having its own onsite laboratory, drive-thru test results are quickly available for visiting patients. No appointment is needed to be seen at the drive-thru. UMC Family Nurse Practitioner DeAnn Taylor is prepared to provide car side treatment for minor illnesses, including sinus issues, headaches, sore throats, and coughs. The clinic’s hours are 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and the clinic is closed for lunch between 12 PM – 1 PM.