HUG Clinic

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555 North 18th Street  |  Suite 301 & 302  |  Phoenix, AZ 85006  |  |  (602) 286–8511
Administrative Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HUG Clinic

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Healthcare United at GateWay (HUG) Clinic is a state licensed pro bono clinic through GateWay Community College that serves to increase the clinical education experience of our healthcare students while benefiting our local community who may not typically have access or resources to healthcare services.  We are one of the first clinics in the United States that offers this unique combination of specialty care services. Because of the nature of the illnesses HUG Clinic treats, many patients return for multiple treatment sessions that would cost an average of $100 per treatment. Serving over 1,100 patient appointments per year, the HUG Clinic saves the community over $100,000 in healthcare costs. 

This HUG Clinic is a lifeline. The clinic treats patients with chronic diseases such as lymphedema, cancer, COPD, multiple sclerosis, asthma and diabetes and provides ultrasound for injuries and pregnant women. Most patients would go without treatment were it not for the availability of HUG’s care. Patients are referred to HUG from clinics that provide basic healthcare services, by local medical charities like the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and even by physicians and hospitals.

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HUG Clinic

Students gain real world experience in a trusted environment before going on to their clinical rotations. Our unique clinical setting allows students to develop professional skills across multiple healthcare sectors (physical therapy, diagnostic medical imaging, pulmonary rehabilitation, and occupational therapy). To further enhance our students' clinical experiences, we partner with local community associates and higher education institutions, including the Department of Veterans Affairs and Northern Arizona University.

Student Testimonial

The HUG Clinic was created as a lab project between the physical therapy assisting and diagnostic medical imaging departments. The founders saw a need to increase clinical hands-on education and to foster communication between the two healthcare disciplines into the curriculum.  Students gained confidence and skills that were transferable to their first clinical experience. The program’s success has allowed the clinic to expand the healthcare services offered. In addition, with generous support from our sponsors and partnered companies, the HUG Clinic opened a state-of-the-art facility on 18th street and Van Buren in Phoenix. Our mission is to prepare the next leaders in healthcare while addressing the needs of community members who lack access to the vital healthcare services.

The HUG Clinic serves over 1,100 patient appointments each year, saving the community over $100,000 in healthcare costs annually. Donating to the HUG Clinic helps offset the costs of providing these vital services to the community.

The HUG One Thousand Patient Challenge represents the annual cost of running the clinic and will raise money to continue this vital program for our community.

Real Patients. Lives Changed.

Juan Testimonial

"The HUG Clinic gave me my life back. The people at HUG went beyond professionalism. They were attentive to my needs and helped me achieve my rehabilitation goals. Today I can live without an oxygen tank and walk well enough to return to work."

– Juan, Respiratory Care Patient

Melissa Testimonial

“We are a family without medical insurance. I was so blessed to stumble upon the HUG Clinic. The HUG Clinic is an amazing resource that allowed us to put our minds at ease. We welcomed our baby in August, weighing in at 9 lbs. Thank you again for providing such a valuable resource to anyone in need!"

– Melissa, Ultrasound Patient

John Testimonial

“Since starting therapy at HUG my independence has improved greatly. I can now walk short distances using my orthotic brace and a cane and accomplish my morning routine-including dressing myself. For me, HUG has always stood Hope Unleashed at Gateway.”

 – John, Physical Therapy Patient

Mobile HUG and Events


patients have been served by the Mobile HUG Clinic.