Jun. 8, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas —  Ascension Medical Group Seton is proud to announce it will begin providing on-site primary care services to students, faculty and staff at St. Edward's University Health & Counseling Center. The collaboration between Ascension Medical Group Seton and St. Edward's University offers a variety of services including preventative care, chronic disease management, nutritional counseling, COVID-19 vaccinations, and laboratory services. St. Edward’s University is a private, Catholic university that serves a diverse student body with approximately 4,000 students.

St. Edward’s University Health & Counseling Center is a convenient option for acute, preventive, and wellness services for students, faculty and staff. The services will be delivered by Ascension Medical Group Seton clinicians in acute health and long-term wellness and provides access to comprehensive network specialty care by referral if needed.

“We are thrilled to bring Ascension Medical Group Seton primary care to St. Edward's University,” said Clayton Carsner, Chief Operating Officer, Ascension Medical Group Texas. “We share a vision to meet the growing healthcare needs of this dynamic community, while providing compassionate personalized care. This partnership expands a wide range of high quality medical care while also offering a full scope of services, as well as educating students about nutrition, sleep deprivation and exercise.”

“When our students and employees return this fall, they will be able to receive quality primary and preventative care on campus,” said Dr. Lisa L. Kirkpatrick, Vice President for Student Affairs & Title IX Coordinator. “This partnership with Ascension Medical Group Seton aligns with our “LiveWell SEU” initiative that centers on a holistic approach to wellness and well-being.

St. Edward's University Health & Counseling Center is located at 3001 South Congress, Lady Bird Johnson Hall #100, Austin, TX 78704. Students, faculty and staff can schedule an in-person or virtual care appointment at 512-324-4940. For more information, visit the Health & Counseling Center’s webpage.

About Ascension Texas

In Texas, Ascension operates Ascension Providence and Ascension Seton, which includes Dell Children’s Medical Center, the region’s only comprehensive children’s hospital and pediatric Level I trauma center, and Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, the region’s only Level I trauma center for adults. Ascension Seton partners with Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and shares a common vision of transforming healthcare through a focus on quality and value. Serving Texas for 115 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., operating 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.ascension.org and www.dellchildrens.net for more information.

About St. Edward's University

St. Edward’s University is a private, liberal arts university in the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition with approximately 4,000 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in Texas and offers more than 50 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs. With a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s delivers a premier, highly personalized education that helps students explore their own transformational pathways to knowledge, experience, understanding and success. St. Edward’s has been recognized for 18 consecutive years as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report and holds the #8 spot among Best Regional Universities in the West in the U.S. News 2020 and 2021 rankings. For more information on St. Edward’s, visit stedwards.edu/about.