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 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 Dell Children’s Medical Center and Ascension Seton, 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 HEB 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 Back and Neck Pain Center diagnoses, treats, and manages back and neck pain in adult patients (18 years and older). We take the time to listen to you and gather details about your experience with pain and how it interferes with your life to better understand and treat your pain. The Back and Neck Pain Center care team includes back and neck pain specialists, chiropractors, physical therapists, social workers, dietitians, and more, who come together to treat a variety of conditions related to back and neck pain.

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.

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.

UT Health Austin’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes are comprised of highly specialized clinicians experienced in providing services needed in treating various types of cancer. 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 Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Clinic is a specialty clinic within UT Health Austin’s Dermatology Clinic. The Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Clinic provides care for patients (18 years and older) with a diagnosis of melanoma or who are at high risk of developing melanoma, including those with many large, atypical moles and/or a significant family history of melanoma. Through the use of FotoFinder, a skin imaging technology that performs pain-free automated total body mapping, we are able to create an accurate skin map of the patient to analyze and more efficiently track any changes to moles as well as other skin issues. This state-of-the-art device uses a combination of high-resolution photography, video dermoscopy, and artificial intelligence to create a highly magnified image of your moles and mole structure and is one of the most advanced diagnostic tools used in detecting abnormalities early.

Currently, UT Health Austin is one of only two providers in the state of Texas with access to this technology.

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.

UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences is comprised of highly specialized clinicians experienced in providing services needed in treating a variety of neurological conditions. Specialties within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences include:
Back and Neck Pain Center
Bipolar Disorder Center
Comprehensive Memory Center
Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Clinic
Neurosurgery 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 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.

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 Sports and Injury Clinic within UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute diagnoses, treats, and manages sports injuries, including sprains and strains, ligament and tendon tears, fractures, dislocations, concussions, multiligament injuries, tendonitis, joint injuries, injuries that require surgical intervention, and more, in patients (14 years and older). Whether you are a weekend warrior, professional athlete, tactical athlete, or Saturday morning walker, we tailor your care to your needs to help you get healthy and stay in the game. The Sports and Injury Clinic treats all athletes, including adaptive athletes and athletes with disabilities that may have a medical condition or injury that impacts their ability to participate in sports. While on active duty in the U.S. Army, Sports Medicine Clinical Director AJ Johnson, MD, cared for combat injured adaptive athletes via the U.S. Armed Forces Sports Program, which includes the World Class Athlete Program and the Integrative Sports Programs. Additionally, Dr. Johnson was the team physician for the Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams for the USA delegation in the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara (Gold Medalists, Men and Women) and the 2012 Paralympic Games in London (Bronze Medalists, Men).

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 Women’s Health Institute is dedicated to providing whole-woman care through a wide range of services, including annual well-woman exams, complex gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, menopause care, cancer fertility preservation, and more, in patients (13 years and older) who identify as women or were assigned female at birth. We are here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that focuses on the goals that matter to you. The Women’s Health Institute care team includes women’s health specialists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, obstetrician-gynecologists, urogynecologists, gynecologists, pelvic floor physical therapists, oncofertility advanced nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, reproductive endocrinologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and more, who come together to treat a variety of conditions, such as BRCA mutations, cervical cancer, chronic pelvic pain, CIN III (carcinoma in situ), endometrial and uterine cancer, gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), HNPCC and Lynch syndrome AIS (cervical adenocarcinoma in situ), incontinence, interstitial cystitis, ovarian cancer, pelvic floor disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, primary peritoneal cancer (PPC), vulvar cancer, vulvar dermatoses, vulvar disorders, vaginal cancer, VIN II (carcinoma in situ), and more.

UT Health Austin’s Women’s Health Institute is comprised of highly specialized clinicians experienced in providing services needed in treating a variety of women’s health conditions. Specialties within the Women’s Health Institute include:
Complex Gynecology and Contraception Clinic
Gynecologic Cancer
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic
Reproductive Endocrinology Clinic

UT Health Austin’s WorkLife Occupational Health, Walk-In, and Travel Clinic provides services for acute conditions, work-place injuries, and preventative health, such as immunizations, health screenings, and physical exams, in adult patients (18 years and older). Our quick and convenient care is delivered in a timely fashion, and we offer health education tools to help you develop healthier habits. The WorkLife Occupational Health, Walk-In, and Travel Clinic care team includes surgical and non-surgical specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, outcome specialists, social workers, and more, who work together to treat a variety of conditions, such as acute pain, allergies, bug bites, cough, ear infections, eye infections, fever, food poisoning, headache, kidney and bladder infections (i.e., UTIs), rasher, sinus infections, sore throat and strep throat, sprains and strains, upper respiratory infections (e.g., colds, flu, bronchitis), upset stomach, vomiting, and more.

UT Health Austin’s WorkLife Occupational Health, Walk-In, and Travel Clinic is comprised of highly specialized clinicians experienced in providing services needed in treating a variety of occupational, travel, and walk-in conditions. The WorkLife Occupational Health, Walk-In, and Travel Clinic include:
WorkLife Occupational Health and Injury Clinic
WorkLife Walk-In Clinic
WorkLife Travel Health Clinic

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 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.

Digestive Health is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton, which includes Dell Seton Medical Center, Seton Williamson Hospital, and Seton Northwest Hospital. 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.

Digestive Health is comprised of highly specialized clinicians that are experienced in providing specific services needed in treating a variety of conditions. Specialties within Digestive Health include:
Gastroenterology
Heartburn and Esophageal Disorders

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic is a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Ascension Seton, which includes Dell Seton Medical Center, Seton Williamson Hospital, and Seton Northwest Hospital. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic diagnoses, treats, and manages the care of expecting mothers with complex and high-risk pregnancies. Pregnancies can become high-risk when mothers have certain medical conditions, experience preterm labor, or placental abnormalities occur. In some situations, it may be the baby who is at risk, such as babies in utero suspected to have birth anomalies. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine care team closely monitors you and your baby’s health throughout your pregnancy to detect any potential problems as quickly as possible so that treatment can start immediately. We also provide consultations and co-management options so that you can continue your routine prenatal care with your chosen obstetrician whenever possible. Our team is here to provide ongoing supportive care to ensure a safe and healthy delivery.

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine care team is comprised of nationally recognized and highly specialized physicians across different disciplines. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are highly specialized obstetrician-gynecologists who have completed an additional three years of training to become experts in high-risk pregnancies. We provide expertise in prenatal care and diagnosis, advanced obstetrical ultrasound, fetal anomalies or genetic disorders, multifetal gestation (e.g., twins, triplets), diabetes management, genetic counseling, preterm labor, preeclampsia, and the management of pre-existing maternal conditions, including cardiac (i.e., heart) disease, hypertension, autoimmune disorders, mental health disorders, and blood disorders to give patients and their families the best quality of life.

UT Health Austin Pediatric Partner Programs

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.

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is comprised of highly specialized pediatric cardiac care providers that are experienced in providing specific services needed in treating a variety of conditions. 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

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 autism, brain tumors, cerebral palsy, congenital abnormalities, developmental disorders, epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, and the effects of head injuries, infections, and strokes. As a leading neurosciences program in Central Texas, our comprehensive care approach is one that prioritizes family-centered treatment, collaboration among a variety of specialists, and inter-institutional partnerships.

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 disorders.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.