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Gayle Ayers, DO

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Fax: 1-512-495-5680
Dell Med Directory Bio: Gayle Ayers


Western University of Health Sciences, DO

Texas A&M University, MS


Residency, Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital

Fellowship, Geriatric Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Gayle Ayers, DO, is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist in UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Memory Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. She specializes in geriatric psychiatry and caring for patients with dementia. Additionally, Dr. Ayers is an assistant professor in both the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology and serves as a Society Coach and advisor for students at the Dell Medical School.

Dr. Ayers earned her doctor of osteopathy degree from Western University of Health Sciences and her master’s degree from Texas A&M University. She completed a residency in psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital and a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Ayers engages in several committees on geriatric psychiatry and is a dedicated volunteer. She serves as Medical Director for the Heritage Intensive Outpatient Program at Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital and is an outpatient geriatric psychiatrist at Seton Mind Institute. Both Seton facilities are a part of Ascension Seton. She is also an active member of the Austin Psychiatric Society, the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians as well as several other state and national societies and associations.


  • Adult mental health
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Geriatric psychiatry

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Adult Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Geriatric Psychiatry

Awards & Honors

  • Geriatric Mental Health Foundation Honors Scholar, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Outstanding Resident in Psychiatry
  • Texas Monthly Rising Star



  • 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
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • 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)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • 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)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • 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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