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The Immigration Health Service in Florence...

...welcomes you to compare the opportunities. We invite you to join us in our mission of providing the highest quality health care services to a multi-cultural population in our newly built PHS Clinic...experience dramatic desert sunsets and explore the cultural experiences available in the nearby Phoenix-Tucson area. Above all, be a part of an exciting healthcare team dedicated to promoting global disease prevention while building outstanding career enhancing experiences.

Promoting global wellness Providing excellence in care

Florence SPCC / Our History

The Florence Public Health Service Clinic in Florence, Arizona serves the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The facility was originally an internment camp for enemy soldiers captured during WWII, with the first prisoners housed in the spring of 1942, the facility included all of the amenities of a military installation. By December 1945 it held a total of 13,000 prisoners, however, by 1946 the facility was classified as "surplus", and ownership was transferred to the state of Arizona in 1948. The facility was utilized by the state until 1966 as a state hospital and detention center for first time offenders. In 1983 the Immigration and Naturalization Center acquired the facility with a bed capacity at that time of 160. In 1988 the capacity was increased to 350 to 400 beds. In April of 2000, the facility again expanded to the present 322 beds for the camp and 187 beds for the FSF (staging facility).

An Arizona Adventure Awaits


Florence, Arizona is located in Pinal County, midway between Phoenix and Tucson, but within a reasonable commute from the suburban resort style living areas of Apache Junction, Chandler, Mesa, and Gilbert. Florence remains true to its western heritage and was used as a movie set for the movie "Murphy´s Romance". The Florence business district is located on a downtown main street and still retains many of the original 1880s historical landmarks. We are located in the Sonoran Desert, with large mesquites and Saguaro cacti. We are at an elevation of 1,493 feet and temperatures are hot, rising to 100 F or above. Winters are moderate with daytime highs of 40s to 70s.

The Phoenix area offers a variety of attractions and can accommodate both the outdoor enthusiast and those preferring the cultural amenities available in Phoenix. Recreational opportunities include the nearby lake and desert attractions and skiing and mountain trails within a 3 hour drive. Phoenix is home to numerous universities and colleges with first class shopping and entertainment opportunities, including Broadway style theater productions, nightclubs, and concerts. Sports fans will find plenty of choices in this area with the Phoenix Suns Basketball, Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball, Cardinals Football, and even the Coyotes, a hockey team.

The Florence Facility

We are proud of our brand-new clinic, having just been completed in April, 2000. We are a dynamic facility, staffed by an energetic team of professionals and have been tasked to deal with some of the most interesting and challenging projects undertaken by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. we are presently experiencing a major upsurge in growth and we are actively recruiting for several positions. The staff at our facility truly believes in the team approach and we work together at the local level to improve all aspects of clinic operation through the use of a local governing board. We work together with the national governing board of the Division of Immigration Health Services to provide expertise in the delivery of healthcare to a population of detained immigrants from over 40 different countries.

We are excited about the future of our facility and feel we represent excellence in the field of immigration health. If you are looking for a great opportunity to enhance your career and are a dedicated professional, we welcome you to consider joining our team.


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