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.
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
Available at Multiple Locations
Ages seen: 0 - 99
Joined ARC: 2022
Heather grew up in a small town north of Dallas called Celina, TX. In her free time, she loves to socialize with friends, play board games, listen to Freakonomics podcasts, and try new foods. She also likes to learn more about wine, take care of her houseplants, and she dotes on her two dogs. Heather has also made it a goal to paint all cards she sends out for special occasions. When asked about her favorite area locale, she says “Eldorado Café is a must!”
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I always knew I wanted to work within the healthcare field and had actually considered becoming an optometrist or a pharmacist. I soon realized I thrived on patient contact and constantly learning, so I chose to become a physician assistant. I love dermatology, as it combines minor procedures and chronic care, and I believe each and every person in their lifetime will need dermatology care. Patient education is a huge factor in my visits. I want the patient to feel welcome and comfortable within a vulnerable space, and leave their visit understanding the majority of what I told them.
Your ARC dermatologist will help you decide on the best treatment plan for your acne.
A skin biopsy is done by removing cells or skin samples from your body for laboratory examination. The skin samples are used to help diagnose skin conditions and determine a treatment plan for you.
Your ARC dermatologist works with you to provide the proper care to ease chronic skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, lupus, etc.
Detecting severe skin conditions early can improve your quality of life. Our ARC dermatologists can provide the proper care for skin cancer and other skin lesions.
An ARC dermatologist can evaluate, diagnose, and treat bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
Find out what is causing your hair loss and nail disorders and receive treatment to get them back to a healthy state.
Dermatologic therapy injections that deliver medication deep into the muscle or skin lesions.
The evaluation of suspicious moles and skin areas can help detect skin cancer and chronic conditions.
Contact dermatitis is a reaction that happens after your skin comes in direct contact with certain substances. Patch testing can be done to find the substance that's causing the rash.
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?"
Within on hour of my visit, I had already recommended Heather Lenz to two people! I had a positive experience!
The appointment started on time and the care team was very efficient in addressing my concerns.
Heather and nurse were very kind. I was very worried and they provided clear answers that soothed my fears. Thank you
I have seen many doctors through ARC and I will say that I felt like Ms Lenz was one of the kindest and most patient that I have seen. I often feel like ARC doctors are in a rush and not actually taking the time to listen to what I’m saying, but Ms Lenz made me feel like she genuinely cared and genuinely wanted to help me.
Heather Lenz, PA was very knowledgeable, extremely kind and has excellent listening skills. I would highly recommend her to my family and Friends.
Prior to going in I was so nervous and was not looking forward to my appointment. My nurse Debbie, instantly knew I was not ok, and instantly comforted me and made my experience a million times better. Along with my doctor she explains everything so well and answered any questions I had. This was one of the best experiences I’ve had at the doctors in a long time. You could tell they actually cared about me and making me better. Could t thank that team more.
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