A project of the Travis County Medical Society, Project Access provides additional specialty care services for VHC patients by arranging appointments at participating private physicians’ offices.
By providing in-depth laboratory testing and supplies, medical call center support and biohazard disposal, Ascension/Seton Hospital is an integral partner of the Clinic and has a permanent representative seat on our Board of Directors.
St. David's Foundation
Through this partnership, Clinic patients are able to receive much-needed dental care during the summer months on their mobile dental vans that the Austin Child Guidance Center graciously hosts for us.
Provides VHC patients with a voucher for vision exams and eye glasses that can be redeemed at participating optometrists’ offices through the CommUnityCare Vision program, funded by St. David’s Foundation.
Sai Center of Austin
Twice a year, the Sai Center of Austin and VHC host a Women’s Wellness Day, which provides female patients of the Clinic with important health screenings including pap smears and breast exams. Through the generosity of individual Sai Center members, the Clinic was able to purchase additional medical equipment including an AED machine, an EKG machine as well as four Otoscope and Ophthalmoscope wall units for each exam room.
Travis County Medical Alliance (TCMA)
TCMA partners with the Clinic on special events throughout the year including supplying backpacks & school supplies for our 'Healthy Kids Day' and much-needed assistance with getting our Annual Appeal and Holiday Newsletter mailings out.
University of Texas at Austin (UT) School of Nursing
The Clinic serves as an alternate education site for UT nursing students. During the school year, the Clinic welcomes these students and provides an opportunity for them to shadow and work with our volunteer nurses, providing them with hands-on experience in public health.
UT School of Pharmacy & HEB
The Clinic has been fortunate to have Pharm D Interns from UT’s School of Pharmacy (assigned to HEB) come on-site and assist with our Chronic Disease Management Clinic on Monday evenings. Pharm D interns provide health education, targeted instruction and in-depth review and consultations on our patients’ prescriptions to help them understand and adhere to their medication regimen.
Diabetic Blindness Prevention Program (DBPP) Partners
DBPP, a collaborative program created and administered by the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic, was created to prevent vision loss and potentially blindness from undetected and untreated diabetic retinopathy, which is a serious complication of diabetes.
The following organizations generously provide critical diabetic retinopathy screening and vision-saving treatment to patients of VHC and our partner clinics including People’s Community Clinic and Samaritan Health Ministries.
Austin Family Vision
Austin Retina Association
Central Texas Retina and Vitreous
Retina Consultants of Austin