Clinical Facilities

The Faculty of Medicine has a broad and diverse range of clinical facilities, outpatient treatment centers, and hospitals.

One of the greatest strengths of the Faculty of Medicine is its broad and diverse range of clinical facilities, outpatient treatment centers, and hospitals. The Faculty of Medicine has three hospitals, nine outpatient centers, and three Family Health Centers (CESFAM).

In addition, the Faculty has Associated Clinical Units (UDA); all of which are located in public health hospitals, providing students with a wide range of in-depth clinical experience from preventive to highly complex procedures and covering all the social-economic and cultural sectors of the population. 

This translates to 665 proprietary owned hospital beds, 831 associated hospital beds, 800,000 outpatient consultations, 2,200,000 lab exams, and 240,000 images.

Clinical facilities of the Faculty of Medicine

  • Hospitals
    • UC CHRISTUS Clinical Hospital 
    • UC CHRISTUS Clinic
    • UC CHRISTUS San Carlos de Apoquindo Clinic
    • Dr. Sótero del Río Hospital (UDA)
    • La Florida Hospital (UDA)
    • Josefina Martinez Hospital (UDA)
    • Clínica Familia (UDA)
    • Roberto del Río Children’s Hospital (UDA Nursing)
    • Dr. Horwitz Psychiatric Institute (UDA Nursing)

Outpatient Centers

• Madre Teresa de Calcuta Ancora Family Center 
• Juan Pablo II Ancora Family Center 
• San Alberto Hurtado Ancora Family Center
• Medical Specialties Center
• Lira 85 Medical Center 
• San Joaquín Medical Center 
• Irarrázaval Medical Center 
• Alcántara Medical Center 
• San Jorge Medical Center 
• Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza Cancer Center 
• Sótero del Río UC Oncology Center 
• San Joaquín University Dentistry Clinic

UC CHRISTUS Clinical Hospital

Our team of highly trained professionals and the latest technology allow us to provide our patients with efficient care and excellence in medicine, resulting in a state-of-the-art clinical hospital. As an institution founded on Christian principles and values, our Hospital works within an ethical framework that ensures respect for life and people. 

We provide all the specialties of modern medicine and our professionals are continuously cultivating their work by research and the exchange of knowledge with the most advanced medical centers around the world. The UC CHRISTUS Clinical Hospital aims to attain a position of technological and professional leadership in its specialties, to provide our patients and their families with high quality health care.

Inaugurated in 1937, the UC CHRISTUS Clinical Hospital is the leading Chilean health care center, both for its physicians and staff as well as its technological development. The Clinical Hospital is 40.000 mt2, with 464 hospital beds, 50% of which are in intensive care units.

UC CHRISTUS San Carlos de Apoquindo Clinic

Inaugurated in 2001, the UC CHRISTUS San Carlos de Apoquindo Clinic is located in the Las Condes commune. It counts on a multidisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a variety of diseases in children and adults. The clinic includes the Psychiatry Hospitalization Unit and the UC Sports Medicine Program. 

The clinic is comprised of two buildings that combined have a total of 105 beds, four surgical units, and four labor and delivery rooms, in addition to an emergency service, an outpatient unit with 43 examination cubicles, a laboratory and complete imaging unit. 

UC CHRISTUS San Joaquín Medical Center

Every day, over 150 academic and professional doctors treat patients at this center’s 11,300 mt2 facility. They also supervise the work of undergraduate and graduate students of the Faculty of Medicine.

Marcoleta Outpatient Complex

This complex is located next to the UC CHRISTUS Clinical Hospital and is comprised of two buildings: the Medical Specialties Center and the Lira 85 Medical Center. Over 100,000 consultations take place here each year, covering all the medical specialties as well as diagnostic procedures.  

UC Cancer Center

This center provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for oncology patients of different medical specialties, including pediatric patients. The center includes a medical consultation area, an outpatient chemotherapy unit, a radiotherapy unit, and a palliative care unit.

Áncora Family Health Network

The Áncora Family Health Network was established in 2004 after over a decade of different schools of the Universidad Católica working to develop a primary and family health care in the communes of the southeast Santiago area.

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile made a commitment before the Ministry of Health and the Southeast Metropolitan Health Service to build and manage Family Health Centers (CESFAM) and develop a network of primary health care facilities that are part of the public health system.

There are presently three Áncora CESFAM: Madre Teresa de Calcuta and San Alberto Hurtado in the commune of Puente Alto, and Juan Pablo II in the commune of La Pintana. The network’s mission is to create significant change in primary health care, especially among the most vulnerable populations, by developing high quality health care services and training professionals in different fields with an innovative, active, effective, and efficient outlook. New research and innovation measures are implemented at these centers, which contributes to the development of primary health care in the country.

Associated Teaching Unit at the Dr. Sótero del Río Health Care Complex

The Faculty of Medicine conducted medical school educational activities at the Southeast Metropolitan Health Service since the late 1960’s. The hospital has 779 hospital beds and 525 doctors, and provides highly complex secondary and tertiary health care procedures for a population of more than 1.5 million residents. 

Associated Teaching Unit at the La Florida Hospital

In 2014, an associated teaching agreement was signed between the Faculty of Medicine of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Católica del Maule, and the Southeast Metropolitan Health Service to include the recently built “Dra. Eloísa Díaz Insunza” La Florida Hospital, a clinical setting for the Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy and Social Work programs.

The hospital is equipped with 391 beds, 17 operating rooms, and 106 examination cubicles. This facility currently offers hospitalization services, surgical units, emergency care, procedures, exams, clinical laboratory, and medical specialties and dentistry consultations.

Clinical Agreements

Universidad Católica Sports Club 

Each year the Faculty of Medicine renews its commitment to work with the Sports Medicine program to address the health needs of different high performance athletes, sports schools, national sports teams, and the UC professional soccer team


In 2015, a strategic alliance was established between the UC Faculty of Medicine and the MEDS Clinic to provide health care for athletes who require outpatient and surgical treatments conducted by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. In addition, the agreement establishes academic collaboration in the form of internships for all students in the health programs. 

Hogar de Cristo

Hogar de Cristo (Home of Christ) is a charitable foundation established by father Alberto Hurtado in 1944. UC doctors, nurses, and health professionals provide treatment and palliative care for terminally ill patients at the Padre Hurtado hall and supervise clinical management at homeless shelters. Quality medical care for people living in the streets is a core element of the organization’s strategic planning.