Vivent Health Opens State-of-the-Art HIV Health Clinic in Austin

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Vivent Health Opens State-of-the-Art HIV Health Clinic in Austin
New Location Offers Patients Expanded Services, Greater Access

Austin, TX; May 16, 2022 — Vivent Health, which merged with AIDS Services Austin in 2020, today announced the opening of its new, integrated, state-of-the-art health clinic built to assure greater access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for thousands of people in and around Austin.

The 35,000 square-foot state of the art facility is located at 6505 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752. It has dedicated, free parking and is conveniently located on several bus routes and near Highland Station on the Metrorail Red Line, making it easily reachable by people who depend on public transportation.

People who choose Vivent Health for their HIV care and prevention will continue to receive the same high-quality services they have come to expect delivered by the same caring team of professionals they know and trust. Now, they can also look forward to receiving all medical, dental, mental health, substance use and pharmacy services; food pantry with nutrition services; housing support; and case management services at one location.

“Vivent Health’s unique approach to care has made us a national leader in successful treatment and prevention of HIV. That’s because we recognize that in addition to health care needs, people living with HIV often face discrimination, homelessness, hunger, and poverty. We address each of these barriers to patient health through a comprehensive, integrated, patient-centered system of support services,” said Mike Gifford, Vivent Health President and Chief Executive Officer. “We know that delivering services under one roof is the most effective way to ensure the best health outcomes for the people we serve. Defeating HIV has always been our singular goal. Our new facility is an important step towards achieving that here in Austin.”

In addition to expanded services for people currently living with HIV, the new clinic is designed to provide enhanced HIV prevention services – including PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), one of the most effective HIV prevention strategies available. Available through prescription and taken once a day as directed by a doctor, PrEP is up to 99 percent effective at preventing HIV.

“When ASA and Vivent Health announced our merger in the spring of 2020, we promised the community and the people we serve that our coming together would bring a new model of care and greater access to health services in Austin. The opening of this beautiful, welcoming, and modern health care facility is another way we are making good on the promises we made,” said Susan Campion, Vivent Health Vice President of Operations.

Vivent Health patients and clients should continue to schedule appointments by contacting their case managers directly or by calling 512-220-7609. Individuals interested in enrolling in health care or learning more about HIV prevention services can call also call 512-220-7609. Learn more about Vivent Health at www.viventhealth.org/austinmove

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VIVENT HEALTH

Vivent Health is a nationally recognized leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Vivent Health is best known for its high-quality HIV patient outcomes and operates the only HIV Medical Home in America recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The HIV Medical Home model of care offers integrated health and social services including medical, dental, mental health and pharmacies, along with case management and social support provided by a team of professionals dedicated to patient care. Vivent Health is also a leading provider of innovative and aggressive prevention services that help at-risk individuals remain HIV negative. Vivent Health operates in 17 locations in Colorado, Missouri, Texas and Wisconsin, and serves tens of thousands of people at-risk for HIV, and more than 12,000 patients each year. To learn more about Vivent Health go to www.viventhealth.org.