Patients, help us protect our high-risk patients - please wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms, a positive COVID-19 test, or COVID-19 exposure.
Effective 3/13/23, ARC transitions to optional masking for our staff and physicians, with required masking during specific situations. Read more.
If you don’t respond to renewal or information requests from HHS, you could lose your coverage.
Attention Medicaid recipients: It’s time to renew! Look for notices from HHSC in YELLOW envelopes that say "ACTION REQUIRED" in RED lettering, or sent electronically to members who signed up for electronic notices.
Complete and return renewal packets and requests for information on time. Contact HHSC to report any changes (such as contact information, pregnancy, or household changes) as soon as possible.
No longer qualified for Medicaid?
Children: Most kids can still be covered through the Children’s Health Insurance Program / CHIP. For details, check your Medicaid notice or call 800-964-2777.
Adults: Adults may be able to get financial assistance to pay for a health insurance plan through the health insurance Marketplace. To apply, visit www.healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596.
Update your information at YourTexasBenefits.com or call 2-1-1 and select option 2.
Si no responde a las solicitudes de renovación o de información de la HHSC, podría perder su cobertura.
Atención beneficiarios de Medicaid: ¡Es momento de renovar sus beneficios! Esté atento a los avisos de renovación enviados por correo postal en sobres AMARILLOS que dicen “ACCIÓN REQUERIDA” en rojo, o por correo electrónico a quienes se inscribieron para recibir avisos electrónicos.
Llene y envíe los paquetes de renovación y las solicitudes de información a tiempo. Comuníquese con la HHSC para reportar cualquier cambio (como información de contacto, si hay un embarazo y cambios en el hogar) lo antes posible.
¿No califica más para Medicaid?
Niños: La mayoría de los niños todavía pueden obtener cobertura a través del Programa de seguro médico para niños/CHIP. Para obtener más detalles, consulte su aviso de Medicaid o llame al 800-964-2777.
Adultos: Los adultos pueden obtener cobertura del Mercado de seguros médicos. Visite www.healthcare.gov o llame al 800-318-2596.
Actualice su información en YourTexasBenefits.com o llame al 2-1-1 y seleccione la opción 2.
ARC MyChart downtime: Due to technical maintenance, ARC MyChart will be unavailable 7:00pm Saturday, June 10 to 7:00am Sunday, June 11. To schedule an appointment during this time, please call 512-272-4636 and press "1". You can reach all-night phone nurses by calling any clinic and pressing “4” to speak with a nurse.
Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) doctors, staff, and leadership are committed to providing our community with high quality convenient care. One of the ways we demonstrate this priority is through our online transparency.
You can review our provider ratings and comments on our web site with the confidence that they are all based on verified visits. We post all patient feedback relevant to the entire visit and only refrain from posting comments that are libelous, profane, or those that risk the privacy of our patients.
The below guide provides details about how we collect and share our patient feedback.
ARC partnered with Press Ganey to collect patient feedback about their doctor’s visit. We gather feedback from text surveys that are sent after the visit. Press Ganey is an independent third party customer feedback company that provides the technology to collect the feedback and display ratings and comments on our web site. All ratings are submitted by actual patients and verified by ARC.
Patients for whom we have a mobile phone number receive a text survey within two hours of checking in for their visit. Patients are asked to complete the survey and provide ratings and comments regarding their experience at different touch points of their visit. We use this feedback to recognize doctors and staff, identify issues we can correct, and enhance our care.
ARC posts all positive and negative patient feedback that is relevant to the entire visit. We refrain from posting comments that are libelous, profane, or those that risk the privacy of our patients.
ARC asks questions that touch on the overall patient experience related to their visit. Anyone seeking detailed information about each question can view the ratings for each specific question on the Reviews tab on the provider bio page on the website. We calculate our provider star ratings based on the responses to question number six below. We calculate our location star ratings based on the responses to all the below questions.
Since more recent data provides a more accurate picture, we require a minimum of 30 patient surveys per doctor in the last 12 months before we post a physician’s rating.
ARC physicians and staff review all comments and act to rectify issues. Since the purpose of the feedback is to allow us to improve the overall patient experience, we display the last 90 days of comments which are the most relevant for the practice.
No. Only patients having an outpatient visit by an ARC physician receive a survey. The results are based entirely from patients who have actually been treated by the physician in our clinics.
Comments are reviewed and approved prior to being published to the website. If a comment contains any personally identifiable information, that information will be removed from the comment.
Accepting new patients
ARC Anderson Mill
Ages seen: 0 - 18
Joined ARC: 2013
Dr. Brekken is originally from Minnesota and moved to Austin in 2013. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and has a variety of interests, including travel, tennis, music, movies, and church activities. Dr. Brekken greatly looks forward to developing long-lasting relationships with families in the Anderson Mill area.
I strive to deliver excellence in medical care through a partnership with parents and their children, in a welcoming and comfortable environment. It is important for me to provide individualized care to each of my patients as I encourage them to reach their utmost potential.
ARC Pediatrics recommends your child should have a complete physical exam, including vision and hearing tests, when evaluating for ADD/ADHD.
ARC Pediatrics provides behavioral evaluations to gather information to help your child and family.
Developmental and Autism screenings are tests that help diagnose developmental challenges in children.
A Flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.
Hearing aids can be customized to your hearing needs and lifestyle with the goal to make your hearing sharper and last longer. ARC offers a 30-day trial period with unlimited visits to help ensure a proper fit.
Hearing screenings are tests to help identify hearing loss in children and its severity.
If you choose to breastfeed, your ARC pediatrician, ob/gyn, and care team can provide advice and recommendations. We also partner with Breastfeeding Success (BFS) to help new parents fwith specialized educational materials, classes, and visits with a lactation consultant, as needed.
Hearing loss screenings for newborns heklo determine if your baby has hearing loss.
ARC pediatric eye exams check eye health and scan for amblyopia risk factors, blurry vision, farsightedness, nearsightedness, vision loss, and more.
Immunizations are a safe, effective way to protect children from diseases, including some cancers, as well as hospitalization, disability, and death. It is important to maintain routine immunizations during a pandemic or other public health emergency to prevent further outbreaks.
Preparing for your baby's arrival is an exciting time that can raise questions about the health care your child will receive. A free ARC Pediatric Meet & Greet is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about our practice and inquire about an individual doctors' philosophy of caring for infants, children, and teens.
When you have concerns about your child’s mental or behavioral health, your ARC pediatrician can conduct a screening or refer you to a provider who can determine the kind of help you need and help you access the right resources for your child.
ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.
A well-check exam focuses on maintaining your child’s health and is a time to discuss preventive care. Our doctors cover growth, development, immunization updates, health, safety, nutrition, physical fitness, puberty, acne, learning, behavioral questions, and family and social concerns.
Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"
The staff were all really nice and my son who was getting shots really enjoyed the time we had there, they made him very comfortable! I was also able to get this appointment last minutes so I'm thankful for that!
So easy to make appointment! Professional, efficient, friendly staff. Loved MA & Dr. Brekken. We had to switch docs b/c of insurance and I was anxious & feel very relieved now.
Dr. Brekken is really nice. My daughter immediately felt at ease with her.
They were very helpful and polite 🙂
Always love Dr brekken
Austin Monthly magazine has named 25 ARC pediatricians and specialists as “Top Docs for Kids 2022” in its April issue. Find out who's on the list.
April 8, 2022
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