Public Health and Community Clinics
CommUnityCare is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation that provides primary care health services to the medically underserved, operating 20 health center locations in Travis County.
Austin Academic Family Medicine/Blackstock Family Health Center1313 Red River Street, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78701 512-324-8600 www.seton.net
Austin Academic Family Medicine/ Blackstock Family Health Center is operated by Seton’s Family Practice Program faculty and medical residents and sponsored by Austin Medical Education Programs. The facility provides services for all ages, including immunizations and well-child exams. The Center is staffed by 8 board-certified family practice teaching physicians and 21 resident physicians who are in the process of pursuing three years of postgraduate training to become board-certified family physicians. Teaching faculty includes eight board-certified family physicians, a psychologist, a social worker, and a Doctor of Pharmacy. The clinic also includes a full complement of nursing and office personnel.
City of Austin Health and Human Services2100 E. Elmo Road, Austin, TX 78744 512-972-5400 (main) 512-972-4942 (WIC) www.ci.austin.tx.us/health
The City’s Health & Human Services department operates several Public Health programs, including the Women Infants & Children (WIC) program – a special supplemental nutrition program where pregnant women, new mothers, and young children learn about nutrition and how to stay healthy – and Shots for Tots/Big Shots (see listing below) – immunization clinics for children and adults.
RBJ Building (main office)15 Waller Street, 5th Floor Austin, TX 78702 512-978-9000 www.communitycaretx.org
CommUnityCare is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation that provides primary care health services to the medically underserved, operating 20 health center locations in Travis County. CommUnityCare offers comprehensive primary care services for the entire family including: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health services, behavioral health services, and dental care. Before becoming CommUnityCare in 2009 and operating independently, the organization served as the Community Health Centers, operating as a department of the City of Austin, for more than 30 years.
Hays County Health Department401-A Broadway, San Marcos, TX 78666 512-393-5520 (main location and children’s / family clinic) 150 Lockhart Street Kyle, TX 78640 512-268-1270, (Kyle clinic) 512-393-5520 (Indigent Health Care Program) www.health.co.hays.tx.us/default.htm
Two Hays County clinics – one in Kyle and one in San Marcos – offer well-child and maternity care, immunizations, blood pressure check, diabetes and HIV testing. Fees for services at both clinics are based on a sliding scale. The Hays County Family Clinic in San Marcos provides medical care for clients who don’t have a primary care provider and who have acute and/or chronic medical conditions, and/or need for general health screening for anemia, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, thyroid problems, liver and kidney functions, depending on the needs. The Family Clinic is staffed by one family nurse practitioner assisted by a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) and a receptionist. Hays County also offers an Indigent Health Care Program that includes such basic health care services as healthcare provider services; laboratory and x-ray; family planning services; Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) services; three prescriptions per month; and inpatient and outpatient hospital service. To be eligible for indigent health care services, clients must be residents of Hays County, ineligible for Medicaid and meet specific income and resources requirements based on Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) guidelines.
People’s Community Clinic2909 N. IH-35, Austin, TX 78722 512-478-4939 www.pcclinic.org
Founded in 1970 by a group of volunteer doctors and nurses, the non-profit People’s Community Clinic is one of the oldest continually running independent clinics for primary care in America. The Clinic’s mission is to “improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable healthcare.” The Clinic’s medical practice includes all of the services of a primary health provider – including adult, pediatric, adolescent, immunizations, women’s health, and prenatal medical care, as well as social services. The Clinic has a lab and pharmacy on-site and also provides limited referrals for some types of specialty care. Fees are based on a sliding scale. The Clinic also has a wealth of special programs, including medical care for children housed at the Austin Children’s Shelter; a Center for Adolescent Health; a Chronic Disease Management Program; the Healthy Babies Initiative; an Immunization Program; and other community healthcare partnership programs.
Lone Star Circle of Care1500 W. University Avenue, Suite 103 (main office) Georgetown, TX 78628 512-868-1124 (for locations) www.lscctx.org
Lone Star Circle of Care was founded in 2002 with one locally focused clinic in Georgetown, and is now a federally qualified community health center with more than 20 community clinics that serve the uninsured and underinsured in Williamson County and in Central Texas. With a mission of “bringing high quality, affordable health care to those in need,” Lone Star Circle of Care provided nearly 130,000 patient visits for medically underserved adults and children in 2009. Services include a philosophy as a “person-centered, behaviorally enhanced healthcare home,” which includes primary care, dental, integrated mental health, women’s health services, and low cost medications. Area clinics and community medical partnerships include locations in Austin, Belton, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Harker Heights, Hutto, Killeen, Round Rock, Taylor, and Temple.
Shots for Tots – City of AustinNorth Clinic: St. John Community Center 7500 Blessing Avenue Austin, TX 78752 South Clinic: Far South Health Clinic 405 West Stassney Austin, TX 78745 512-972-5520 (For appointments at any location)
The City of Austin’s Immunization Program operates both Big Shots and Shots for Tots clinics for adults and children at two Austin locations. Walk-in clinics are offered at each location one Saturday a month (call 972-5520 for dates and times). There is a $10 fee for each visit, and services are not refused due to inability to pay. A parent or guardian must accompany children under 18; if possible, bring your child’s shot record, Social Security number, and Medicaid number (if applicable).
Texas Department of State Health Services
Community Clinics1100 W. 49th Street Austin, TX 78756 512-458-7796 www.dshs.state.tx.us/phc/default.shtm
The Texas Department of State Health Services has links to community clinics by county that offer low-cost primary care health services – including early prevention, early detection and early intervention of health problems. The six priority services provided are diagnosis and treatment, emergency services, family planning, preventive health services, including immunizations and health education, as well as laboratory, x-ray, nuclear medicine or other appropriate diagnostic services. Secondary services include nutrition services, health screening, home health care, dental care, transportation, prescription drugs, devices and durable medical supplies, environmental health services, podiatry services, and social services. Austin metro counties served include Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson.
Volunteer Health Care Clinic4215 Medical Parkway Austin, TX 78756 512-459-6002 www.volclinic.org
The Volunteer Healthcare Clinic has been in continuous operation since 1966, and is operated by more than 400 volunteers. Founded for the purpose of providing healthcare services to those in Austin who have nowhere else to turn, the clinic provides non-emergency medical treatment for low-income children and adults who don’t have access to healthcare. Services include primary care services for acute and chronic conditions, laboratory work and x-rays (referrals only), referrals to medical specialists and other medical and dental resources, as well as medication assistance.
Williamson County & Cities Health District100 West 3rd Street Georgetown, TX 78626 512-943-3600 (main); 512-260-4240 (call for clinic locations) www.wcchd.org
The Williamson County Cities & Health District has provided public health services to Williamson County (Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, and Taylor) since 1943, operating public health clinics that provide prenatal care for low-income women; well-child checkups; immunizations; testing and counseling for HIV; testing, counseling and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases; testing and treatment for tuberculosis; and vision and hearing screenings. Fees are based on a sliding scale.
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