HUG Clinic | Pro bono

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ATTENTION: To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, here are some important policy changes to take into consideration when you visit the HUG Clinic. 

  1. We are only taking appointments, no walk-ins, at this time. Please make an appointment at the link below.
  2. All patients/clients will be allowed a maximum of one guest per visit. No exceptions.
  3. All patients/clients and guests will be required to wear a mask for entry into the clinic.
  4. Anyone coming to the HUG Clinic will be screened prior to entry via questionnaire and temperature check.
  5. Please arrive 15-25 minutes early for all appointments and call (602) 286–8511 upon arrival. You will be led to the third floor by a student or a staff member for screening. 
  6. All staff/students are self screening everyday prior to reporting for duty and will wear appropriate PPE during patient/client interaction.

Healthcare United at GateWay (HUG) Clinic

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ultrasound), Physical Therapy Assisting and Respiratory Care programs at GateWay Community College teamed up to introduce Healthcare United at GateWay (HUG) Clinic for the community on a pro-bono basis. The clinic is a community service learning project for students in the respective programs.

About HUG Clinic

HUG Student and Patient


The HUG Clinic provides an integrated learning experience for healthcare professional students, focusing on the physical therapy and sonography disciplines. Students currently pursuing a career in these disciplines can only participate in clinical practice after completing an entire didactic semester. The HUG Clinic provides more opportunities to gain hands-on experience throughout the program, allowing students to integrate course learning by treating patients instead of role-playing case studies with peers. The benefits of ‘real’ patient interaction include; improved interpersonal communication, critical-thinking skills and improved depth of understanding of didactic materials. Students must teach the patients about treatments, adapt their skills, and inform the patients about certain procedures. 

The HUG Clinic has expanded its services to include free pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance. Provided by the Respiratory Care program, this service will conduct maintenance exercise for individuals with lung disease. Individualized exercise will be both strength training and aerobic.

HUG About Photo of Patient

In addition to the real-world experience, the HUG Clinic also provides continuous integration of classroom material with practical application of the work skill set required of students, reducing the on-the-job training needed and it benefits the GateWay community and eventually beyond by offering an affordable adjunct to primary care health services.

Support the Student Experience

A grant from Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction supported the establishment of the clinic. Additional funding, (including an option for GateWay employees to contribute on their annual campaign forms) and/or grant money is being pursued to expand the program. Initially, the vision was to roll out the clinic on a pro-bono basis to GateWay and the community. 

In the future, expansion plans include incorporating other specialty services such as radiation therapy, nursing and health unit coordinating.

Support the Clinic



Scheduling Appointments

Schedule your appointment today! You will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis. For insurance, type in “NA”.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps people of all ages who have medical conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their regular ability to move and function. Sessions include examination, and physical intervention for mobility, and function. If it is your first visit to the HUG Clinic, please call to schedule an appointment.


Physical Therapy


Pulmonary Rehab

Before participating in a Pulmonary Rehabilitation session, the participant will need to get a clearance to exercise from their physician and schedule a one time intake evaluation at noon on Wednesday or Friday. An evaluation will include a six minute walk test. After the initial visit, we will schedule/explain follow up appointments as needed for the patient.


Pulmonary Rehab



Non-diagnostic imaging of most soft tissue structures in the body. It is widely accessible and less expensive than other methods. For expectant mothers scheduling appointments, we look at a fetus up to 14 weeks for dating purposes; between 18 to 24 weeks for an anatomical scan; and more than 25 weeks for growth and overall well-being.




Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can relieve all sorts of ailments – from physical pain, to stress and anxiety. People who choose to supplement their healthcare regimen with regular massages will not only enjoy a relaxing hour, but they will see the benefits carry through the days and weeks after the appointment. Boost your health by scheduling a massage today.


Massage Therapy


Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.


Occupational Therapy