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.
ARC MyChart downtime: Due to technical maintenance, ARC MyChart will be unavailable 7:00pm Saturday, April 1 to 7:00am Sunday, April 2. 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.
Helping to create families
At ARC, our first step in infertility treatment involves diagnosing the cause and then planning a course of care. Some causes of female infertility include failure to ovulate, endometriosis, or an abnormal uterus. Some causes of male infertility include low sperm count or erectile function.
Dr. Maya Bledsoe works with each patient to find the proper treatment for their health needs and lifestyle. Once we explore the medical causes, we can discuss fertility treatment options and if there is hope for a successful pregnancy.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Maya Bledsoe, reproductive medicine and endocrinology specialist, has helped couples successfully become pregnant and create families. Dr. Bledsoe works with both parents since male and female infertility contributes to a successful pregnancy.
You can reach all-night phone nurses by calling any clinic and pressing “4” to speak with a nurse.
Importance and instructions for charting basal body temperature. A natural family planning method that requires the purchase of a very accurate thermometer.
Fertility care supports couples and individuals who want to become parents.
Human Menopausal Gonadotropins (HMG) is a hormonally active medication for the treatment of fertility disturbances.
ARC fertility specialists work with you to see what can be causing infertility. Some causes include failure to ovulate, endometriosis, abnormal uterus, low sperm count, or erectile function.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure in which sperm is placed into the uterus using a small catheter. This treatment improves the chances of fertilization by increasing the number of healthy sperm that reach the fallopian tubes when the woman is most fertile.
ARC male/female fertility specialists help pregnancy with: ovulation calculator, fertilization (IVF), IUI, fertility/semen analysis, artificial insemination, and more.
A semen analysis measures sperm count, the quantity and quality of semen and sperm. This is used to determine whether a man might be infertile.
A pelvic ultrasound is a scan that looks at the organs and structures in your pelvic area.
Endometriosis is a main cause of infertility in women. This can happen if the tissue implants in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or on other organs in the pelvis and, in some cases, outside the pelvis.
Some factors like age, chronic diseases, and abnormalities can affect how a woman ovulates, gets pregnant, or gives birth to a baby.
Many things can affect fertility for men and women. Aging, chronic diseases, hormonal imbalances, and other factors can reduce your chances of starting a family.
Male infertility may be due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function, or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Injuries, chronic illnesses, lifestyle choices and other factors can cause male infertility.
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.