Ed Bernacki at UT Health Austin

Edward J. Bernacki, MD, MPH

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Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, MD

Yale University, MPH


Residency, Anesthesia, Yale University School of Medicine

Residency, Preventative Medicine, Yale University School of Public Health

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Edward J. Bernacki, MD, MPH, is a board-certified occupational and preventative medicine specialist and the Executive Director of Health Solutions for UT Health Austin’s Walk-In Clinic. With over 20 years of experience in the on-site clinic market, he has launched 40 clinics in more than 25 states, serving thousands of employees. He specializes in caring for and helping prevent work-related illnesses and injuries. Additionally, Dr. Bernacki is a professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Population Health.

Dr. Bernacki earned his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He completed both a residency in anesthesia and a second residency in preventative medicine at Yale University.

Dr. Bernacki is a past President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and has published numerous peer reviewed articles in the field of occupational medicine, toxicology, medical care cost containment, and worker’s compensation related issues. He has served as a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he created a network of on-site wellness clinics for multi-national employers. He also managed the John Hopkins University and Health System’s workers’ compensation insurance programs, reducing the incidence and cost of illness for the populations served. Prior to his time at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Bernacki held a variety of positions in industry, including Corporate Medical Director of United Technologies Corporation and Vice President of Health, Safety, and Environment for Tenneco, Inc.


  • Occupational health
  • Preventative medicine

Board Certification

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine, Preventative Medicine
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Joint Research Award, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses/American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Meritorious Service Medal of the United States
  • National Leadership Award, Central States Occupational Medical Association
  • Robert A. Kehoe Award of Merit, American College of Occupational Medicine



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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