About This Clinic
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 multisystem conditions that are autoimmune or inflammatory in nature. 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.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Rheumatology Clinic care team includes rheumatologists, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, and more who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
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 you with the best care, treatment, and recovery. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. We are committed to clear and timely communication with you, your referring provider, and other healthcare specialists, beginning with your initial visit and continuing throughout your cycle of care. Once our clinic receives a referral from your referring provider, members of the Rheumatology Clinic care team will identify any existing records of treatment in the UT Health Austin system and communicate with your referring provider to obtain needed medical records and other information. If you have received medical treatment from a provider other than your referring provider, your care team will contact you to receive written Authorization to Receive Medical Records from your other provider(s). The Rheumatology Clinic generally will not schedule your initial appointment until it has received all relevant records. Once all records have been received and reviewed, the UT Health Austin Access Center will contact you to schedule your initial appointment.
Self-scheduling is now available only for follow-up appointments for established patients. An established patient is an individual who has been seen previously by a Rheumatology Clinic provider and has established a MyUTHA Portal account. Self-scheduling may be completed as early as 72 hours prior to the appointment date and time you wish to select, provided there is availability. To self-schedule your follow-up appointment with the Rheumatology Clinic, please select an available date and time under the "Medical Specialties" specialty through your portal, which can be accessed here. For detailed instructions on how to self-schedule your follow-up appointment, please visit here.
New patients should call the UT Health Austin Access Center at 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737) to register and schedule an initial appointment, or you may REQUEST an appointment here. Please do not attempt to schedule your first appointment through self-scheduling as we may need additional information from you prior to your appointment date and time.
If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, severe abdominal pain, stroke symptoms, or loss of consciousness, please dial 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency room.
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UT Health Austin's Rheumatology Clinic is comprised of highly specialized clinicians who are experienced in providing services needed to treat a variety of rheumatological conditions. Depending on your needs, a team is built around you to ensure you receive the most personalized care.
Specialties within the Rheumatology Clinic include:
UT Health Austin is housed in the Health Transformation Building (HTB). The HTB is located in downtown Austin, TX on The University of Texas at Austin campus and neighbors the Dell Medical School research and learning buildings as well as the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.
This facility is outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and organized to support an unmatched level of multidisciplinary care. 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.