Family Medicine Center

The Family Medicine Center in Covington Tennessee is a community-based clinic and teaching facility, which is a part of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and UT Medical Group. The center is located 40 miles north of Downtown Memphis in the heart of a small rural community. The Center opened in 1993 and is equipped to handle a variety of medical conditions. There are 14 examination rooms including a procedure suite and a telehealth conference room supported by audio-visual equipment for remote consultation with off-site specialists via the telehealth network. The clinic also has a CLIA-waived laboratory for in-house labs and collections.

The goal of the Family Medicine Center’s staff is to provide a medical home for rural families, which delivers compassionate, patient-centered, high-quality medical care that is technologically enhanced. The staff at the Family Medicine Center cares for patients of all ages and in all phases of the life cycle. We offer office-based minor procedures such as dermatologic surgery and management of the abnormal pap smear. Continuity of care for children and adults is extended locally through the provision of medical services at Baptist Memorial Hospital Tipton and for our patients at Covington Manor Nursing Home.

The objective of the Family Medicine Teaching Program is to provide the medical student and resident physician with the essential knowledge and skills required to practice comprehensive Family Medicine. Special emphasis is placed on training students and residents for practice in rural areas of the United States, where excellence in Family Medicine is needed most. We have medical student and resident rotations, as well as summer research and intern programs offered through the University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine.

Tipton Hospital

Contact Us

Family Medicine at Tipton

1999 Highway 51 South
Covington, TN 38019
Contact: Sandra K. Martinez
E-mail: smartinez@uthsc.edu
Phone: 901-476-9757
Fax: 901-476-0547