Waco Family Medicine is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)* providing health care to underserved residents of McLennan and Bell counties who have historically struggled in a health care system that favors privately-insured patients. Last year, we served 59,435 patients, providing integrated medical, dental, and behavioral health care across 14 clinic sites. Additionally, WFM addresses social and environmental barriers to wellness through innovative programs and community partnerships.
Through the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program, housed at WFM main site, we train some of the region’s best family physicians with an emphasis on compassion and culturally-sensitive care.
WFM was established in 1969 by the McLennan County Medical Society to address a shortage of doctors, lack of primary care access for low-income community members, and economic development issues in Waco. The center was developed from a coalition of business, political, and medical leaders pulling together to solve these community problems.