HIV Services

The David Powell Health Center provides HIV-specific health services, focusing on the prevention of illness and the ongoing management of chronic conditions and acute health problems through a coordinated team effort that includes physicians, a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, medical case management, social workers, mental health services - including a psychiatrist - a nutritionist, laboratory, and pharmacy services.

Services are provided to eligible HIV-positive adults at any point on the HIV disease continuum (symptomatic or asymptomatic) within an environment of dignity and respect. Proof of HIV-positive status is documented on all patients.

The David Powell Health Center adheres to the highest standards of confidentiality. Personal health information is disclosed only as necessary for treatment, clinic administration (i.e., insurance billing), and as requested by the patient.

Clinic services are available to HIV-positive adults regardless of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin. Individuals are considered to be eligible to receive DPC services if they have tested HIV-positive; patients are requested to bring laboratory proof of HIV-positive status to their first clinic visit. The clinic performs an HIV-1 RNA Viral Burden Assay on all new patients, which serves as proof of HIV-positive status for patients unable to provide previous lab results. Proof of HIV-positive status is documented on all patients.

Eligibility

Clinic services are available to HIV-positive adults living in the Austin HSDA regardless of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin. Individuals are considered to be eligible to receive DPC services if they have tested HIV-positive; patients are requested to bring laboratory proof of HIV-positive status to their first clinic visit. The clinic performs an HIV-1 RNA Viral Burden Assay on all new patients, which serves as proof of HIV-positive status for patients unable to provide previous lab results. Proof of HIV-positive status is documented on all patients.

What to Bring to the Initial Medical Appointment

Bring the following medications:

  • All Herbal Supplements
  • All Vitamins
  • All over the counter medications

You will also need to bring:

  • Drivers license or picture ID
  • If you are on Medicare and have elected a Medicare Managed Care or Medicare Replacement Plan, be sure and bring that card as well as your Medicare card.

Eligibility Services

The David Powell Health Center offers a wide range of options available to assist individuals gain access to health care.  In addition to accepting Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans; Eligibility Specialist are available to review all options and offer enrollment services and application assistance for the following:

  • Ryan White Program

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides HIV-related services for those persons residing in Travis, Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano and Williamson County who meet the income guidelines and requirements and do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources.

 

  •  AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP), the official ADAP for the State of Texas provides medications for the treatment of HIV and its related complications to persons who meet the income guidelines and requirements.

 

  • CommUnityCare’s Sliding Fee Scale Program (SFS) 

A program that provides health care services on a sliding fee scale based on an individual’s income and household size. Services include: Primary Care, Dental, Behavioral Health, Prescription Program, Specialty Care, HIV Services, Women’s Services, Health Care for the Homeless, Walk-in & After Hours and Pediatric Care.

  • Medical Access Program (MAP) 

Program provided by Central Health for qualifying individuals residing in Travis County. MAP that covers primary care, prescriptions, dental, specialty and hospital care.

Note: This covers other health care services outside DPC

     ●    Titles & Grants  ●    ACA Marketplace ●   Medicaid ●   CHIP

 In order to determine if you are eligible for one of the programs listed above, you will need to bring documents that show proof of residency, identity and income.

 

Click below for a list of documents needed for your eligibility appointment:

Clinic Facilities And Access

The David Powell Health Center meets all federal, state, and local safety and licensing requirements as well as all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) statutes and is therefore readily accessible to those with visual, hearing, and mobility disabilities. Its central location, on IH-35 near 46th Street is close to Capital Metro routes (#15 Red River, #37 Colony Park, #350 Airport); transportation assistance for qualified individuals is available. Interpreters for those with hearing disabilities are provided as necessary and Spanish speakers are served by clinic staff that are fluent in Spanish. There is also a translation line service available for any language not spoken by clinic staff.

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