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.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE) and passed a law that allowed you to automatically keep your Medicaid coverage (continuous Medicaid). Based on the new federal law, continuous Medicaid eligibility will end on March 31, 2023, so you need to renew your benefits when it’s time to ensure your coverage will continue if you are eligible.
Patients should look for notices from HHSC in YELLOW envelopes that say "ACTION REQUIRED" in RED lettering. Notices will come in the mail and/or via portal if clients chose electronic notices. They should respond quickly when they receive it.
If you don’t respond to renewal or information requests from HHS, you could lose your coverage.
Como respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19, el gobierno federal declaró una Emergencia de Salud Pública (PHE, por sus siglas en inglés) y aprobó una ley que le permitió a usted mantener automáticamente su cobertura de Medicaid (cobertura continua de Medicaid). Según la nueva ley federal, la elegibilidad para la cobertura continua de Medicaid se terminará el 31 de marzo, de 2023, por eso necesita renovar sus beneficios cuando se llegue el momento para asegurar que su cobertura va a continuar si usted todavía es elegible.
Pacientes deben buscar avisos de la HHSC en sobres AMARILLOS con el texto “ACCIÓN REQUERIDA” en letras ROJAS. Los avisos llegarán por correo y/o a través del portal en línea si los clientes eligieron recibir avisos electrónicos. Deberían responder con rapidez cuando lo reciban.
Si no responde a las solicitudes de renovación o de información de la HHSC, podría perder su cobertura.
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 Binary Fountain to collect patient feedback about their doctor’s visit. We gather feedback from text surveys that are sent after the visit. Binary Fountain 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 Dripping Springs
Ages seen: 0 - 99
Joined ARC: 2019
Dr. Kielhorn is “relatively new” to Central Texas, though his wife is from Austin. He enjoys spending time with his wife and young child, playing outdoors, going to the lake, museums, parks, or traveling to other local attractions. Dr. Kielhorn also enjoys trying new and unique restaurants, and a round of golf “when I get the opportunity.” His favorite local spots include the Nutty Brown Ampitheatre for live music, local restaurants Chuy’s, Torchy’s, and Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, and DKR Memorial Stadium for Big 12 UT football games – even though he admittedly still wears MSU Spartan green most fall Saturdays!
Learn more about Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).
I have grown up around medicine, especially family medicine, my entire life, as my father is a physician in a small town in Michigan. I have fond memories of time spent with my father visiting his hospitalized patients, where I realized the value of relationships and how they molded me to be the doctor and the person I am today. I chose osteopathic medicine because I truly believe in seeing and treating the individual as a whole, rather than treating a diagnosis or disease. I emphasize patient-centered care, being an advisor and providing the most up-to-date evidence-based medical recommendations to assist my patients with formulating a comprehensive care plan.
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.
Immunizations help provide immunity to children and adults before they are exposed to potentially harmful diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, polio, and more.
A Medicare Wellness visit a benefit provided to patients with a Medicare insurance plan. It is conducted by a dedicated Medical Wellness Provider at ARC, where you can expect a review of your health that includes vaccinations, cancer screenings, and more.
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.
Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"
Dr. Kielhorn is always helpful and explains everything so well. He is so caring and it comes across in everything he does.
My visit was very pleasant. The facility is new, the staff are attentive, and the doctor immediately homed in on my needs. I would definitely recommend ARC to friends.
Everyone was very helpful
Fast and easy, high quality of care
It take several days to get appointment.
I didn't appreciate getting some lab work done and sent home. Specially when the results can be obtained in 15 minutes. I didn't appreciate that the doctor game me so many assumptions without waiting for the lab results. When a patient is feeling ill, too much information can't be digested. And the "summary" given at the end of the visit is not exactly what the doctor mentioned in the visit room.
Dr. Kielhorn is currently accepting new patients | Telemedicine visits are available.
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