About Family Medicine
The General practice Clinic (or General Out-Patient Department) of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital which was a precursor of the department of family medicine, was established in 1973, under the headship of Dr. J.A.Ehanire. It started as strictly a service providing general out-patient primary care unit. There was no Residency program in place, and so no Teaching or Research was done. The patients that presented were evaluated (Clerked, examined and assessed), with the majority referred to the Consultant Out-Patient Clinics of UBTH, or to Accident and Emergency Unit for further evaluation and probable admission. A few were treated and allowed home (from the GOPD). The patient turn-out continued to increase over the years.
The General Practice Clinic was established in 1980 and has been offering these key services.
The General Practice Clinic runs from Monday to Sunday for both NHIS patients and Non NHIS patients.
Empowering health and inspiring hope, our dedicated medical team is your partner in healing, working tirelessly to ensure your well-being.