Medical and Dental Providers

“To Provide Quality Healthcare for Everyone”

Gateway Community Health Center values each and every provider and employee that enables us to deliver high-quality, comprehensive, and affordable services to our patients. Please contact Elmo Lopez, Jr., CEO to learn about available opportunities at (956) 523-3645. Curriculum vitae can be sent to:

Gateway Community Health Center, Inc.

Elmo Lopez, Jr., C.E.O
1515 Pappas Street Laredo, Texas 78041

Loan Repayment Opportunities

Gateway’s service areas within Webb, Jim Hogg, and Zapata counties are designated as a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) and Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Please contact us to learn more about whether you qualify for the State or Federal loan repayment programs. Additional information may be found by visiting:

State Regulatory Boards for Providers

Living in Laredo

With a population of approximately 240,000 people, Laredo is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Laredo is considered the “Gateway City” as the principal border port of entry between the United States and Mexico with approximately 15% of all NAFTA trade crossing through Laredo’s port in 2000. Approximately 14% of the workforce is in education and healthcare, with the top two leading industries of trade, transportation and utilities at approximately 26%; and government at 23%.

Laredo is home to three colleges and universities: Laredo Community CollegeTexas A&M International University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Laredo extension campus. Additionally, Laredo has two school districts: Laredo Independent School District and United Independent School District. Several private schools are also available.

Laredo is located approximately 150 miles from San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Monterrey, Mexico.

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“I arrived in Laredo a few years ago not knowing what to expect, and what I encountered was a nurturing environment. I am very pleased that the same friendly atmosphere and the genuine concern for patients’ well-being evident back then is still evident today.” 

– Dr. Mery Cortes-Bergoderi

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