Clinic Information

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
Phone: (509) 626-9900
Location: 624 E. Front Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 (on the WSU Spokane campus -see map below)



Clinic administration:
Providence Health Care operates the medical residency programs and patient care at the clinic.

The clinic was created by the Spokane Teaching Health Center, a consortium made up of Providence Health Care, Empire Health Foundation and Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane.


  • WSU Spokane

Background: The STHC formed in November 2013 in response to a critical shortage of primary care medical residency positions in eastern Washington, and also anĀ  opportunity to apply for more residency positions that were becoming available through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The HRSA funds are for residency slots in teaching health centers with a community component. The creation of the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic has successfully increased the number of medical residency positions in eastern Washington. Medical residents are physicians who just graduated from a medical school but must next complete at least three years of training before they are eligible to practice.

Lisa Brown
, PhD, Chancellor, Washington State University Spokane
Freddy Chen, MD, Director, Family Medicine Residency Network, UW
Antony Chiang, President, Empire Health Foundation
Jeff Collins, MD, Regional Chief Medical Officer, Providence
Rich Hadley, Former President, Greater Spokane Incorporated
Deb Harper, MD, Pediatrician, Providence Medical Group
Mike Nowling, Former President, Family Home Care and Hospice
Ken Roberts, PhD, Vice Dean for Academic and Community Partnerships, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, WSU
Jeffrey Bell, Senior Counsel, Gallatin Public Affairs