Fort Portal College Of Health Sciences (FPCOHES) was started in 1969 by the Ministry of Health to train Medical Assistants and the school was known as the School of Medical Assistants Fort Portal. It started from the King’s Palace but in 1971 it was transferred to its present location. The school is Government aided and in 1998 it was transferred from the Ministry of Health to Ministry of Education,Science Technology and Sports.


To be a reputable health training institution for sustainable, social and economic development


To promote a competent committed health worker in the field of clinical medicine

Core Values

Team work, Commitment, Collective responsibility, compassion and cost effectiveness.