The Family Medicine Center is located across from St. Vincent's Medical Center and is the focal point of the residency program. The Family Medicine Center simulates a private family practice office and operates on an appointment, fee-for-service basis. We provide care for a balanced population of private pay, managed care and indigent patients. It is one of the main vehicles by which St. Vincent's fulfills its mission of compassionate, available medical care for all patients in Jacksonville.
The Family Medicine Center is a 30,000 square-foot building that includes 36 exam rooms and a laboratory. There are four well-equipped procedure rooms available for dermatologic procedures, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colposcopy and other procedures. When performing procedures there is appropriate faculty supervision. Monitoring and constructive feedback assures and promotes sound medical knowledge and clinical skills. The FMC also has an ultrasound room, two preceptor work areas, faculty offices, resident work areas, conference rooms and business office space.
While in the Family Medicine Center, residents gain experience in the concepts and principles of family medicine and ambulatory care. Residents provide care for their assigned families, exposing each physician to a wide spectrum of chronic illnesses, acute problems and health maintenance issues throughout their training. Emphasis is placed on continuity of care and the doctor-patient relationship as crucial factors in the art of healing.
Other training facilities include St. Vincent's Medical Center, Wolfson’s Children's Hospital and St. Catherine Labouré Manor, a nursing home owned by St. Vincent's Health System and located on the campus.