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 Bee Cave
Ages seen: 0 - 20
Joined ARC: 2015
When she’s not at work, Dr. Christensen keeps busy with her two children who are actively involved with sports and music. She also enjoys playing with her dog, bike riding with the family, baking, and cooking. Dr. Christensen has studied and lived in Australia and the Pacific Islands of Tonga, Samoa and Hawaii. While she is an “island girl,” she enjoys football and basketball in Central Texas!
I chose Pediatrics because it is a pleasure and an honor to care for children from newborn to adolescence, and I am passionate about preventive care. I want to help provide the best guidance for both well and sick children, and I believe in patient education and evidence based medicine. Each patient is unique, and I work to find out what works best for each one while embracing cultural differences. I love to watch my patients grow and thrive!
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.
Circumcision is a surgery to remove the skin covering the end of the penis, called the foreskin, and is most often done one or two days after a baby boy’s birth. ARC Pediatricians are available to perform the procedure and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
Developmental and Autism screenings are tests that help diagnose developmental challenges in children.
Many of our trusted ARC pediatricians offer pediatric ear piercing in a comfortable, clean, and safe environment.
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.
Regular dental care should begin by 1 year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each year for most children. Some children may need check-ups more often.
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?"
I really like how she spoke to my daughter regarding the information that she needed to hear. It was very helpful.
Our visit was excellent. The staff was so friendly and polite. My son felt very comfortable during his exam.
The Dr. and nurses are great!
The ease of getting a next day appt at the time we needed. We love Dr Christensen!
Even getting was incredibly kind and helpful. The whole thing was smooth and pain free.
Everything was wonderful. Being a first time parent is nerve wracking, and the pediatric staff at ARC Bee Cave really helped soothe a lot of my worries.
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