U.S. Army MEDCOM Desert Sage Medical Center is a specialized medical office building that serves active duty Army members as an off-base clinic for primary care needs. The facility provides a full range of medical services including over 20 examination rooms, a drive-thru pharmacy, medical suites, and a fully functioning blood lab.
MEDCOM is a direct reporting unit of the U.S. Army that provides command and control of the Army’s fixed-facility medical, dental, and veterinary treatment facilities, providing preventive care, medical research and development, and training institutions. MEDCOM is commanded by the Army Surgeon General, currently Lieutenant General Nadja West.
El Paso has a strong federal and military presence. William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Biggs Army Airfield, and Fort Bliss call the city home. Fort Bliss is one of the largest military complexes of the United States Army and the largest training area in the United States. Also headquartered in El Paso are the DEA domestic field division 7, El Paso Intelligence Center, Joint Task Force North, United States Border Patrol El Paso Sector, and the U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Group (SOG).