A New Year, a New UT Health Austin

How the UT Health Austin clinical practice has grown since opening in 2017

Written by: Ashley Lawrence

Since opening in 2017, the UT Health Austin clinical practice has significantly expanded its services and reach. UT Health Austin initially opened with less than 10 primary care and specialty clinics and has grown to include over 40 primary care, walk-in, and specialty clinics, which are now located within the Health Transformation Building (HTB) in downtown Austin, Texas as well as other locations across Central Texas. Additionally, UT Health Austin has established new adult and pediatric partnerships with Ascension Seton and Dell Children’s Medical Center, bringing together world-class experts to provide the best possible care throughout Central Texas. UT Health Austin has also opened an onsite Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and full-service H-E-B pharmacy, offering convenient alternatives to patients and clinicians alike.

About UT Health Austin

UT Health Austin is the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide patients with an unparalleled quality of care. Our experienced healthcare professionals deliver personalized, whole-person care of uncompromising quality and treat each patient as an individual with unique circumstances, priorities, and beliefs. Where possible, we have redesigned the care model to enable patients to see multiple specialists during the same visit depending on their specific health needs. This multidisciplinary, coordinated care model makes it easier for patients to get the care they need without having to make multiple trips to various locations.

WorkLife healthcare providers

Pictured: Members of the WorkLife Occupational Health, Walk-In, and Travel Clinic care team

Our mission is to serve the community of Central Texas by not only providing care, but also supporting our physician leaders in modeling new ways of delivering care that build a better, more equitable system. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive climate and culture that deepens our intellectual environment, impacts the academic experience, improves patient care and health outcomes, and advances equity. Working directly with patients, personalized care teams create individualized care plans to help their patients reach the goals that matter most—in the care room and beyond.

UT Health Austin is housed in the Health Transformation Building (HTB). The HTB is located in downtown Austin, Texas on The University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin’s new Medical District and neighbors the Dell Medical School research and learning buildings as well as the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. The HTB is outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and organized to support an unmatched level of multidisciplinary care.

UT Health Austin is located in the Health Transformation Building (HTB).

UT Health Austin Clinics

UT Health Austin’s Dermatology Clinic diagnoses, treats, and manages problems with skin, hair follicles, nails, glands, and nerves in adult patients (18 years and older). We coordinate care with your primary care provider and other health professionals to ensure we understand all aspects of your health. The Dermatology Clinic care team includes dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, social workers, and more, who come together to treat a variety of conditions, such as acne, actinic keratosis, atypical moles, dysplastic nevi, eczema, fungal infections, hair loss, melanoma and cancers of the skin, nail infections, psoriasis, rosacea, skin of color, warts, and more.

Specialties within the Dermatology Clinic include:

Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Clinic

UT Health Austin’s Endocrinology Clinic diagnoses, treats, and manages hormone imbalances and other problems with endocrine glands, including thyroid disorders and diabetes, in adult patients (18 years and older). We work closely with you to develop a care plan that works best for your lifestyle and helps you meet your treatment goals. The Endocrinology Clinic care team includes endocrinologists, dietitians, social workers, and more, who come together to treat a variety of conditions, such as adrenal disorders, diabetes, disorders of calcium and bone metabolism, hyperthyroidism, hypopituitarism, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, pituitary tumors, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, and more.

UT Health Austin’s Infectious Disease Clinic diagnoses, treats, and manages complex infectious diseases in adult patients (18 years and older). We work in collaboration with your referring provider to deliver thorough consultation for the diagnostic evaluation and management of complicated infectious diseases. The Infectious Disease Clinic care team includes infectious disease specialists, dietitians, social workers, and more, who come together to treat a variety of conditions, such as bone and joint infectious diseases, endocarditis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, invasive fungal infections, mycobacterial infections, outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), transplant and oncology infectious diseases, and more.

UT Health Austin’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes are rethinking the full range of cancer care, from prevention to diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care, in adult patients (ages 18 and older). We combine the latest research and methodologies with supportive care for the body, mind, and heart through an integrated comprehensive approach designed to help you and your loved ones maintain balance and wellness through the cancer journey. The Livestrong Cancer Institutes care team includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, fertility preservation specialists, genetic counselors, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, and more, who come together to treat a variety of conditions, such as gastrointestinal cancer, gynecologic cancer, head and neck cancer, hematologic malignancies, and lung cancer.

In 2019, the Livestrong Cancer Institutes were recognized as an Innovator in Cancer Care by the Association of Community Cancer Centers for their Cancer Life reiMagined: The CaLM Model of Whole-Person Cancer Care approach to cancer care.

Specialties within the Livestrong Cancer Institutes include:

Breast Cancer
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer

Hematologic Malignancies

Lung Cancer

UT Health Austin’s Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute diagnoses, treats, and manages a wide range of eye conditions, from cataracts and diabetic retinopathy screenings to some of the most specialized ophthalmic care, in patients (13 years and older). We use the latest diagnostic imaging and treatment modalities to fully care for your eyes. The Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute care team includes fellowship-trained ophthalmologists who specialize in glaucoma, uveitis, and adult strabismus as well as ophthalmic technicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and more, who come together to treat a variety of conditions, such as adult strabismus, cataracts, dry eye syndrome and blepharitis, glaucoma, pterygia, and uveitis and ocular inflammatory disease.

UT Health Austin’s James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions affecting the brain and central nervous system in adult patients (18 years and older). We work to understand your personal goals and lifestyle factors early on to ensure we create a custom care plan that addresses you as a whole. The Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences care team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, speech-language pathologists, psychometrists, psychiatrists, advanced nurse practitioners, and more, who come together to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, back pain, bipolar disorder, brain tumors, dementia, epilepsy, grief or trauma due to pregnancy or infant loss and infertility, infections of the central nervous system, memory concerns, mild cognitive impairment, multiple sclerosis, neck pain, trauma-related disorders, perimenopausal depression and anxiety, pituitary tumors, treatment-resistant depression, women’s reproductive mental health, and more. The Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences also offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a treatment option for major depressive disorder. There are less than 10 TMS machines in the Austin area, and unlike other Austin providers, patients at UT Health Austin will be seen by an academic mood disorder expert trained in treatment-resistant depression, rather than a general psychiatrist.

Specialties within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences include:

Bipolar Disorder Center
Comprehensive Memory Center
Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Clinic
Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Clinic

UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute diagnoses, treats, and manages musculoskeletal disorders, helping reduce pain, improve function, and increase range of motion in adult patients (18 years and older). We are here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs. The Musculoskeletal Institute care team includes orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, and more, who come together to treat a variety of conditions, such as ACL injuries, articular cartilage injuries, bicep tendon tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, concussions, Dupuytren’s disease, fractures, ganglion cysts, hip or knee arthritis, hip pain, inflammatory arthritides, join dislocations, knee pain, myositis, nerve problems of the arm, multiligament injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, rotator cuff tear, scleroderma, Sjögren’s syndrome, SLAP tears, soft tissue injuries, sprains, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, and more.

In 2021, the Musculoskeletal Institute was awarded the Value-Based Health Care Prize in recognition of their success in improving patient outcomes using the 360-degree care model. This award recognizes inspiring initiatives that have adopted a fundamentally new line of thinking in creating excellent patient value in terms of real outcomes and real costs.

In 2020, the Musculoskeletal Institute was recognized with a Silver Award in the Musculoskeletal Management Category by the Validation Institute’s Health Value Awards for demonstrating measurably better and more transparent health outcomes, costs, and safety than conventional care.

Specialties within the Musculoskeletal Institute include:

Back and Neck Pain Center
Sports and Injury Clinic

UT Health Austin’s Primary Care Clinic provides primary care, including prevention, diagnosis, acute care, and chronic disease management, for adult patients (18 years and older). We use a continuity care model that promotes a strong provider-patient relationship to promote wellness and to help you reach your desired health care outcomes. The Primary Care Clinic care team includes primary care specialists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, and more, who come together to treat a variety of conditions, such as chronic health conditions, chronic illnesses, and illness and injury.

UT Health Austin’s Rheumatology Clinic diagnoses, treats, and manages rheumatic diseases that affect the joints, muscles, bones, skin, and internal organs in adult patients (18 years and older). Rheumatology encompasses a variety of complicated and multi-system conditions that are autoimmune or inflammatory in nature, which is why we are ready to listen to you to better understand your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan that will improve your overall quality of life. The Rheumatology Clinic care team includes rheumatologists, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, and more, who come together to treat a variety of conditions, such as myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, seronegative spondylarthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, and other inflammatory arthritides.

UT Health Austin’s Surgical Oncology Clinic provides specialty surgical services for melanoma and sarcoma as well as gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreas cancers in adult patients (18 years and older). We treat cancers affecting the bile ducts, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, esophagus, small and large intestine, stomach, skin, soft tissue, and more. The Surgical Oncology Clinic care team includes fellowship-trained cancer surgeons that are nationally recognized leaders at the forefront of their field as well as physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, and more, who come together to provide surgical services for a variety of conditions, such as melanoma and sarcoma as well as gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreas cancers, which include cancers affecting the bile ducts, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, esophagus, small and large intestine, stomach, skin, soft tissue, and more.

UT Health Austin’s Walk-In Clinic diagnosis, treats, and manages a wide range of acute illnesses and injuries, from cold and flu to allergies, cuts, and broken bones, in adult patients (18 years and older). We also provide adult annual exams, health screenings, physical exams, and vaccinations, including catch-up immunizations. Our quick and convenient care is delivered in a timely fashion, and we offer health education tools to help you develop healthier habits.

UT Health Austin Partner Programs

UT Health Austin collaborates with partner programs to bring together medical professionals, medical school learners, and researchers, who are all part of the integrated mission of transforming healthcare and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society. This collaboration allows highly specialized providers who are at the forefront of the latest research, diagnostic, and technological developments to build an integrated system of care that is a collaborative resource for clinicians and their patients.

Pediatric surgeon performing operation

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center.

UT Health Austin Adult Partner Programs

The Abdominal Transplant Center is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton. The Abdominal Transplant Center, housed at the Ascension Clinical Education Center (CEC), diagnoses, treats, and manages the care of adult patients (18 years and older) in need of a kidney, pancreas, or simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant as well as those willing to be a living kidney donor. Our team is comprised of highly specialized transplant providers who work with patients and their families to develop individualized treatment plans. We use the latest research-proven methodologies to successfully treat patients in need of an organ transplant.

Specialties within the Abdominal Transplant Center include:

Kidney Transplant Program
Living Kidney Donor Program
Pancreas Transplant Program
Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program

Digestive Health is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton. The Digestive Health clinical team provides comprehensive, digestive care for general gastroenterology (GI), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and disorders of the liver, pancreas, esophagus, and more in adult patients (18 years and older). We listen to your concerns to ensure we deliver care that is right for you. Located in the clinical spaces at UT Health Austin with access to full-scale hospital resources, the Digestive Health team has the ability to provide the most advanced treatments available for patients in Central Texas and beyond with a focus on patient-centered outcomes, cutting-edge research, and medical education.

Specialties within Digestive Health include:

Gastroenterology
Heartburn and Esophageal Disorders

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Women’s Health is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton. Women’s Health provides comprehensive, specialized care for women at every stage of their lives. This includes access to routine obstetrical and gynecologic care, high-risk obstetrical care/maternal-fetal medicine, pelvic floor physical therapy, and subspecialty gynecologic services, including complex gynecology, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, gynecologic oncology, and urogynecology.

Services across Women’s Health include:

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Gynecologic Oncology
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Urogynecology

UT Health Austin Pediatric Partner Programs

The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center. The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center offers diagnostic, treatment, and management of complex and rare fetal conditions, including fetal heart conditions, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, urinary tract conditions, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and neural tube defects, such as spinal bifida. Led by Kenneth Moise, Jr., MD, who has developed fetal centers across the country, our team of experts provide comprehensive, family-centered care to ensure that our patients and their families receive the highest level of specialized care before, during, and after delivery.

The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center is the only fetal care center in Central Texas.

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center. The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, housed at Dell Children’s Medical Center, diagnoses, treats, and manages the care of children and adults with heart diseases and defects, including aortic coarctation, congenital heart disease, heart failure, pulmonary atresia, pulmonary valve stenosis, single ventricle defects, ventricular septal defects, and more. Led by Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Charles Fraser, Jr., MD, who has been part of some of the finest institutions in medicine (including the children’s heart program ranked number one in America by U.S. News and World Report), our team provides a multi-faceted continuum of care, coordinating patient care with referring physicians and other care team members to ensure patients receive the highest level of specialized care and experience a smooth transition into adult congenital cardiac care.

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is the only pediatric program in Central Texas offering comprehensive heart care for newborns, infants, children, and adolescents.

Specialties within the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease include:

Cardiac Fetal Program
Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Program
Coronary Anomalies Program
Heart Failure, VAD, and Transplant Program
Single Ventricle Program

The Pediatric Abdominal Transplant Center is a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School.

The Pediatric Abdominal Transplant Center, housed at Dell Children’s Medical Center, diagnoses, treats, and manages the care of children and adolescents in need of a kidney transplant. Our team is comprised of highly specialized pediatric transplant providers who work with patients and their families to develop individualized treatment plans. We use the latest research-proven methodologies to successfully treat pediatric patients in need of an organ transplant.

The Pediatric Abdominal Transplant Center has received approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide kidney transplant services.

Specialties within the Pediatric Abdominal Transplant Center include:

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program
Living Kidney Donor Program

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology services are available through a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology services are available to treat and manage gynecologic conditions affecting children and adolescents (21 years and younger). From ovarian cysts in the neonate to problems with puberty or difficulties with periods, we are here to address any gynecologic concerns and medical conditions that may impact your child.

UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center. UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s diagnoses, treats, and manages care for children and adolescents (ages 6-17) with behavioral and mental health disorders, including anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and more. We provide personalized behavioral and mental health treatment plans to improve thought, mood, and anxiety.

Specialties within UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s include:

Inpatient Grace Grego Maxwell Mental Health Unit
Intensive Outpatient Program
Partial Hospitalization Program
Texas Child Study Center

UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center. UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s diagnoses, treats, and manages the care for children and adolescents with medical conditions of the central nervous system, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases, congenital abnormalities, movement disorders, headaches, genetic conditions, neurodevelopmental disorders, brain tumors, and acquired brain injuries, such as head injuries, neurological infections, and strokes. As a leading neurosciences program in Central Texas, our comprehensive care approach prioritizes family-centered treatment, collaboration among a variety of specialists, and inter-institutional partnerships.

UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s is comprised of highly specialized providers who are experienced in providing specific services needed to treat a variety of conditions. Depending on your child’s needs, a team is built around you and your family to ensure you are receiving the most personalized care.

Centers at Dell Children’s:

Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center
Headache Center
Neurodevelopmental Center
Neuromuscular Disease Center
Rehabilitation Center

Clinics at Dell Children’s:

Pediatric Neurology Clinic
Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic
Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic
Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinic
Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic

UT Health Austin Services

Patients have access to all of the resources and amenities UT Health Austin has to offer, including attached garage parking, comfortable waiting areas, an on-site cafe, a full-service H-E-B pharmacy, advanced imaging and lab testing, and an Ambulatory Surgery Center for same-day surgical care.

Pharmacist at on-site H-E-B pharmacy

A full-service H-E-B Pharmacy is located on the first floor of the Health Transformation Building.

UT Health Austin Services

UT Health Austin’s Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) gives patients (14 years and older) and their physicians a convenient and safe alternative for outpatient and selected short-stay surgical procedures. Fully equipped with the latest technology and IT integration, the ASC is staffed to provide same-day surgical care. Inside the ASC, you will find four operating suites with state-of-the-art preoperative and post-anesthesia areas as well as 13 private, 110 square-foot recovery rooms that enable patients to recuperate post-surgery in the comfort of their own space. Advanced imaging and diagnostic technologies are also available in the adjacent Health Discovery Building if needed.

In 2020, the Ambulatory Surgery Center achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) after demonstrating a commitment to provide safe, high quality services to patients.

Click here to take a virtual tour of UT Health Austin’s Ambulatory Surgery Center.

UT Health Austin’s Cancer Fertility Preservation service is the first comprehensive fertility preservation service in Central Texas available to meet patients (13 years and older) with a cancer diagnosis who are undergoing a variety of treatment plans, including radiation, chemotherapy, and bone marrow transplant. We look at each case individually and encourage discussing any personal treatment preferences you might have, including religious beliefs, cultural beliefs, emotional effects, prognosis, odds of success with future fertility, and genetic risks, to best educate you on a variety of fertility preservation services available to you and your family. We continue to evaluate and monitor fertility post-treatment, and we are available to discuss options with you even if you did not receive an evaluation from us pre-treatment.

UT Health Austin’s Complex Contraception service offers diagnosis, treatment, and management of complex contraception concerns in patients (13 years and older). If you have medical factors that may complicate your contraception options, we also provide alternative methods of contraception, including, but not limited to, long-acting, reversible contraception and sterilization.

A full-service H-E-B Pharmacy is located on the first floor of the Health Transformation Building (HTB), which also houses the UT Health Austin clinical practice. This full-service pharmacy is staffed with licensed pharmacy professionals and offers all the resources and quality service Texans have come to expect from the H-E-B brand. In addition to supporting the prescription needs of UT Health Austin patients, the pharmacy is open to the public for their pharmaceutical needs.

UT Health Austin’s Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction service provides adult patients (18 years and older) with access to a clinical genetic counselor who can help patients understand their risk for developing cancer as well as their options for prevention, early detection, and treatment. We offer testing for genes that are related to increased risk for developing breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, gynecologic cancer, melanoma, and more. This includes the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome as well as genes associated with Lynch syndrome. Our goal is to connect you with the appropriate providers and services for any recommended screenings to reduce your risk for developing cancer, increase your chances of early detection, and improve your quality of life.

UT Health Austin’s Imaging Center is a part of the whole-person focus you receive from our specialty care teams. There is no need to make an appointment days or weeks in advanced or leave to get your imaging done at another location. If your provider orders an imaging study, in most cases, your imaging can be done as part of your scheduled appointment. By offering the services you need at the time of your appointment, this efficient, collaborative model of care helps to save you precious time. The Imaging Center offers diagnostic X-rays, which include the upper body and lower body, and diagnostic studies, which include bone densitometry, fluoroscopy studies, 3D mammography, ultrasound, and other diagnostic X-ray studies, as well as advanced imaging options, which include computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography—computed tomography (PET/CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

UT Health Austin’s Integrated Behavioral Health service is comprised of licensed clinical social workers, dietitians, and a behavioral health pharmacist, who work alongside medical specialists to treat the whole patient, not just their physical symptoms. These three disciplines function as an integral part of the UT Health Austin clinics and provide a variety of services, including managing and coping with everyday stress, crisis intervention, and counseling as well as health insurance advocacy and help obtaining housing assistance, financial assistance, and legal assistance, to ensure you are receiving the highest quality of care and support. We understand that both medical and behavioral health factors play a significant role in enhancing your social and physical functioning and overall well-being.

UT Health Austin’s Laboratory is a part of the whole-person focus you receive from our care teams. There is no need to have your labs done at another location. If your provider orders a blood draw, in most cases, your lab draw can be done as part of your scheduled appointment. By offering the services you need at the time of your appointment, this efficient, collaborative model of care helps to save you precious time.

UT Health Austin’s Pharyngeal High-Resolution Manometry service offers diagnosis, treatment, and management of dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, in adult patients (18 years and older). Pharyngeal high-resolution manometry is an in-office diagnostic test performed by a licensed speech-language pathologist to evaluate and compare the pressures generated by the pharyngeal muscles during swallowing. Unlike a barium swallow study, which captures images of the back of your mouth and throat (pharynx), pharyngeal high-resolution manometry measures swallow function in real time and provides data about which areas of the throat may not be functioning correctly. We use this data to create an informed treatment approach that is specific to you and may involve rehabilitation exercises to strengthen specific areas of the throat to help improve your function and overall quality of life.

UT Health Austin is the only clinic is Central Texas offering pharyngeal high-resolution manometry testing.

UT Health Austin’s Post-COVID-19 Program aims to create an educational community in which healthcare professionals can come together to learn more about post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) infection, an increasingly recognized syndrome in which patients continue to experience symptoms of COVID-19 months after initial infection. We are committed to expanding the collective capacity to care for these patients across Central Texas by developing clinical guidance and educational support for frontline healthcare professionals.

UT Health Austin’s Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility service offers diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions affecting reproductive health in patients (13 years and older). This includes hormonal support and management, preconception counseling, infertility, support for couples desiring fertility care, and reproductive endocrine disorders, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, menstrual irregularities, primary ovarian insufficiency, and perimenopausal and menopausal issues. We work with you to provide you with specialized care that will help you meet your treatment goals.

With the primary goals of patient safety and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in mind, UT Health Austin offers telehealth appointments for those in need of primary and specialty care. This means you can see a healthcare provider from home while remaining home during the outbreak. This also gives you an opportunity to virtually check in with a clinician if you have been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to determine potential next steps.

UT Health Austin’s Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) service is used in the treatment of major depressive disorder in adult patients (18 years and older) when antidepressants have failed to provide relief or patients cannot tolerate side effects. TMS serves as an alternative to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as shock therapy. Unlike ECT, TMS is a noninvasive procedure with limited side effects. TMS involves delivering a series of focused magnetic pulses to an area of the brain (left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex) known to be underactive in major depression. Our goal is to connect you with an academic mood disorder expert trained in treatment-resistant depression to help improve your overall quality of life.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is FDA-approved for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder.

UT Health Austin’s Young Adult Cancer Program is a specialty program within the Livestrong Cancer Institutes that provides access to cutting-edge cancer treatment and comprehensive supportive services for young adults (18-39 years of age) who are diagnosed with breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, and hematologic malignancies as well as those patients (13-39 years of age) with any known or suspected gynecologic cancers. We address your specific needs related to your cancer diagnosis and treatment, including concerns about building and caring for a family, identity, education, career development, finances, and more.

The Young Adult Cancer Program was co-designed with the help of young adult cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones, who serve on our Young Adult Advisory Board. Our young adult advisors work directly with our clinical providers and staff to recognize gaps in support for young adults with cancer and to rethink cancer care. We focus on what matters most to young adults navigating a cancer diagnosis and our services are delivered in coordination with the patient’s entire care team to ensure the patient’s treatment plan addresses the full spectrum of the patient’s needs and preferences.

The Young Adult Cancer Program is the only young adult oncology program in Central Texas.

You can make an appointment with UT Health Austin by calling 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737) or visiting online here.

About the Partnership Between UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton

The collaboration between UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton brings together medical professionals, medical school learners, and researchers who are all part of the integrated mission of transforming healthcare delivery and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society. This collaboration allows highly specialized providers who are at the forefront of the latest research, diagnostic, and technological developments to build an integrated system of care that is a collaborative resource for clinicians and their patients.

About the Partnership Between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center

The collaboration between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center brings together medical professionals, medical school learners, and researchers who are all part of the integrated mission of transforming healthcare delivery and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society. This collaboration allows highly specialized providers who are at the forefront of the latest research, diagnostic, and technological developments to build an integrated system of care that is a collaborative resource for clinicians and their patients.

About UT Health Austin

UT Health Austin is the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide patients with an unparalleled quality of care. Our experienced healthcare professionals deliver personalized, whole-person care of uncompromising quality and treat each patient as an individual with unique circumstances, priorities, and beliefs. Working directly with you, your care team creates an individualized care plan to help you reach the goals that matter most to you — in the care room and beyond. For more information, call us at 1-833-UT-CARES or request an appointment here.