About Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin is part of a
seven campus regional system that serves the greater Permian Basin area with three
schools located on campus providing higher medical education in Health Professions,
medicine and nursing.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin was established
in 1979 and began operations in the basement of Medical Center Hospital.
The School of Health Professions welcomed its first class to the Permian Basin in
the fall of 1994. The program offers a doctorate degree in the Physical Therapy program
and a master degree in the Physician Assistant program that is independently located
on the Midland College campus.
The School of Medicine provides residency and fellowship training in the Permian Basin.
Third and fourth year medical students are located on the Permian Basin campus as
The Texas Tech Health Center in Odessa opened the doors to its patient practice in
June of 1999, which provides increased access to primary and specialized health care
for patients of the Permian Basin. This 81,374 square foot facility houses patient-related
services on the first and second floors and administrative offices and academic programs
occupy the third floor. The Texas Tech Physicians of the Permian Basin provide patient
care in Family and Community Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics
& Gynecology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry in the Odessa location. For more information
patients wishing to contact our Odessa clinics should call 432-335-2222.
Texas Tech Physicians operates a facility in Midland located at 301 N. Avenue N. (adjacent
to Midland Memorial Hospital). Family and Community Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Internal Medicine and Behavioral Health services are available. For more information
contact 432.620.5800. This facility is also home to the Jenna Welch Women's Center
of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women.
The School of Nursing at the Permian Basin is committed to providing innovative education,
focusing on primary care and rural health, at both the baccalaureate and master's
levels. The School of Nursing offers a second degree web-based accelerated baccalaureate
nursing degree to those who have a previous bachelor's degree in another field as
well as a traditional undergraduate nursing program. Advanced nursing degrees are