Opening July 17, Integral Care’s St. John Clinic will offer integrated primary and mental health care for more than 5,000 adults and children in Travis County.
The clinic is located at 6937 N. IH 35, Austin, TX 78752. Lone Star Circle of Care will serve as the primary care provider, offering family medicine and pediatric services.
“Integrated primary and mental health care brings together health professionals such as psychiatrists, physicians, nurse practitioners, case managers under one roof. This team collaborates to support the whole person – body and mind – improving health outcomes for clients,” said Integral Care CEO David Evans.
Other services available at the location include counseling programs, wellness programs, a pharmacy for clients, and referrals to community resources. Administrative offices will also be onsite. In addition, the building will feature free meeting space for community members and murals painted by artists from Art from the Streets.
The St. John Clinic is located in an area of Travis County that is significant in Austin’s African American history. Beginning in 1869, the area hosted the annual Great St. John Encampment, dubbed “Black Austin’s homecoming.” African Americans from across Central Texas would make a pilgrimage to the St. John community for a social, religious, and educational conference.
Integral Care, along with collaborators Lone Star Circle of Care, Travis County and the City of Austin, will continue efforts to expand access to quality mental and primary health care that serves the diverse needs of our community.
“We only get the community that we deserve when we decide to build it together,” Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion said. “This is an opportunity to build something very special together.”
Over 100 people attended the ribbon cutting ceremony on July 12. Photos of the event can be downloaded here.
From left to right: Integral Care Board of Trustees Member H. Ed Calahan; Integral Care Chief Equity Officer Dr. Amanda Banks; Integral Care Provider Network Authority Officer Louise Lynch; Lone Star Circle of Care Chief Financial Officer Brandon Teenier; Travis County Executive for Health and Human Services Pilar Sanchez; Integral Care Chief Executive Officer David Evans; Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion, Precinct 1; Integral Care Board of Trustees Chair Trish Young Brown; Integral Care Chief Operations Officer Dawn Handley; Integral Care Board of Trustees Member Emmitt Hayes; Dr. A.W. Anthony Mays of the St. John Baptist Association; Integral Care Chief Strategy Officer Anne Nagelkirk
For immediate mental health crisis support, call Integral Care 24/7 at 512-472-4357.
About Integral Care
Integral Care helps people build health and well-being so everyone has the foundation to reach their full potential. Integral Care supports adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities in Travis County. Integral Care’s services include a 24-hour helpline for anyone who needs immediate support, ongoing counseling to improve mental health, drug and alcohol treatment to help with recovery, and housing to regain health and independence. Integral Care helps provide a strong foundation for well-being. Founded in 1967, Integral Care is the Local Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority in Travis County. For more information, visit IntegralCare.org.
About Lone Star Circle of Care
Founded in 2001 in Georgetown, Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing exceptional and accessible health care to nearly 100,000 patients in Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Williamson, Travis, and Harris counties, most of whom are uninsured or underinsured. Throughout LSCC’s network of 27 clinic sites and a mobile unit, the health center provides the full spectrum of comprehensive primary care services, including Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Senior, OB/GYN, Mobile Mammography, Behavioral Health, Dental, Vision, and Pharmacy. Lone Star Circle of Care is committed to building healthy families and strong communities by connecting their patients with the services they need to achieve optimal health and wellness.
About Art From The Streets
The mission of Art From the Streets is to provide a safe and encouraging environment in which the positive spirit and creativity for those experiencing homelessness are nurtured through their own artistic expression. These artistic endeavors form a pathway to self-determination by means of the sense of achievement, social connections, and income generated through the pursuit of their art. Because focusing on housing alone does not achieve other equally important goals that are relevant and motivating to improving and sustaining a quality of life. For more information, visit artfromthestreets.org.