Texas’ first drive-thru clinic is slated to open this June in Lubbock.

University Medical Center, along with UMC physicians, have partnered together to open a new family and children's clinic in South Lubbock. The newest addition to the UMC Healthcare System family will be two stories, with each level focusing on different medical specialties. The first floor will provide services to children and pediatric patients, while the second floor will cater more towards adults and family medicine.

The newest portion to the traditional medical clinic experience will be the drive-thru clinic that will be used to test for illnesses such as strep throat, the flu and Covid-19.

UMC said in a press release that the reasoning behind the drive-thru clinic is ease and comfort for parents and children in their vehicles. Another perk of the drive-thru feature is providing busy people with access to testing without coming into close contact with others and spreading any illnesses.

"The opening of this clinic is a chance to serve the community, and serve the growing population in South Lubbock," said Glen Frick, executive vice president and UMCP executive officer. "The drive-thru testing is also an innovative form of healthcare and makes UMC one of the first of its time."

The clinic will also have labs to test specimens on site along where results can be received along with access to X-rays and radiographs on location.

The UMC Family and Children's Clinic is set to open its doors Monday, June 6th, 2022 and will be located at 9615 Frankford Ave. in Lubbock, Texas.

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