CORONAVIRUS UPDATE for Capital Medical Clinic patients

Safety is our highest priority.
We are screening all patients, physicians, and staff coming to the clinic by measuring their temperature and asking screening questions. We are sending anybody with a fever home and assessing their status through a telemedicine visit. To protect our patients and staff, we are not permitting anybody with symptoms of a respiratory infection to be seen in the clinic. After a phone consultation, patients with respiratory symptoms will be offered a telemedicine visit to have their symptoms evaluated. In addition, patients are only allowed one person to accompany them to their appointment.

AFTERNOON LAB:

The busiest time in our lab is between the hours of 7:30am – 12:00pm. To permit a safe space between patients, we are only allowing a certain number of patients in the lab waiting room at one time. Thus, to enable our patients to safely have their labs performed, we are encouraging our patients to get their labs performed in the afternoon. To incentive this, Capital Medical Clinic will pay the parking for patients with afternoon lab appointments

Some patients prefer morning labs because they want to be fasting. But a 2016 study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that fasting likely is not necessary after all. The study’s author looked at 3 meta-analyses (or collection of studies) and found the following:

-There was not a significant difference in the cholesterol levels whether people fasted or not.

-Fasting and non-fasting lipid levels had the same predictive power for whether people would have an adverse cardiac event such as a heart attack.

For these reasons, clinical practice guidelines have changed to endorse non-fasting labs in most circumstances. If fasting is important to you, an alternative to morning labs is to have an early breakfast (between 5:00am – 7:00am), wait 6 hours and then come to the clinic in the afternoon for lab work. 

If you are willing to reschedule your morning appointment to a time in the afternoon, please call our office at 512-454-5171.  Our afternoon lab hours are noon – 5pm, Monday through Friday. 

We now offer drive-by labs!

Due to COVID-19, some people prefer to enter as few buildings as possible. To address that concern, CMC now offers the option of having your labs drawn at our drive-by lab just outside our building. We will also continue to perform lab testing inside of our building if that is your preference. X-rays, bone density testing, EKGs, and urine testing can only be done at our indoor lab.

COVID-19 TESTING: CAPITAL MEDICAL CLINIC OFFERS SWAB & ANTIBODY testing in our drive up testing tent by appointment only, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We will file your insurance for all COVID services and testing. If you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover the test, the cash price for the test is $75.

TELEMEDICINE:

Capital Medical Clinic is committed to you and your health. It is important at this time to limit your potential exposure. To maintain your routine visits with your physicians, schedule a telemedicine visit. During your telemedicine visit, you will communicate about your health concerns through a video connection. You can address acute concerns such as respiratory symptoms or your questions about COVID-19. You can also connect about the status of any chronic conditions your physician manages.

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AFTERHOURS TELEMEDICINE: If you have an urgent health issue and need access to care at night or on a weekend, one of our physicians or physician assistants is always available.  Call our after-hours answering service at 512-458-1121. You will be directed to one of our providers, who will determine if a telemedicine visit is necessary.

Annual Wellness Visits Even during the outbreak of COVID-19, preventive medicine is still important. Medicare patients can schedule their Annual Wellness Visits with a telemedicine visit. A person from our office will call you before your appointment to complete the health risk assessment.

Testing Tent Map:

Testing tent parking lot map

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Committed to Wellness Care: We want you to know that Medicare pays 100% for a wellness visit once a year to identify health risks and help you reduce the.

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The physicians at Capital Medical Clinic are committed to supporting weight loss in an effort to improve patients’ overall health. Check out more info here

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Access Our Patient Portal

Capital Medical Clinic now offers the convenience of a secure EMR portal >
We support our patients having access to their health information. Beyond the patient portal, we have also enabled the ability for mobile apps to provide you access to your health information in a safe and secure way. However, we are unaware of any apps that have been configured to connect to our system at this time. Currently, the patient portal is the best option to access information from your medical record.


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Doctors Accepting New Patients

Doctor Groves and Doctor Maxwell are all currently accepting new patients.


Parking Fee

There is a nominal fee for parking and we do not validate. There are however discounts for those 55+


Consider Afternoon Lab Work

Avoid busy mornings at our lab by coming in the afternoon and fasting during the day >


Physician Assistant Care Available

Capital Medical Clinic also offers midlevel provider care for acute care services. Ask about it today.


Committed to Your Wellness Care

We want you to know that Medicare pays 100% for a yearly wellness visit to identify health risks and help you reduce them >


Download Patient Forms

Save time by downloading patient forms now before your appointment >


A Great Laboratory Team

The Physicians of Capital Medical Clinic would like to recognize the laboratory team for their outstanding performance in achieving the Laboratory Excellence Award from COLA.

Capital Medical Clinic believes in caring for the whole person….for a whole life.


The doctors of Capital Medical Clinic have been proudly serving Austin, Texas since 1934.

  • All Capital Medical Clinic doctors are board certified

  • An independent Internal Medicine clinic serving the Austin community since 1934

  • Our physicians’ skills are complemented by onsite diagnostic services including: lab, xray, bone density, stress tests, echocardiography and pulmonary function studies

For over 80 years, Capital Medical Clinic physicians have provided quality healthcare to Austin and Central Texas families. We emphasize accurate and prompt diagnosis, maintain a strong commitment to individualized treatment, and support preventive measures to improve the quality of our patients’ lives. We are proud to have established a leading program in Internal Medicine.

Our family of doctors would like to be the physicians for the adult members of your family. Please call us to let us know how we can serve you.

Conveniently Located with Tradition of Caring.

Committed to Wellness Care

Capital Medical Clinic is committed to your wellness care — health care that may lower your risk of illness or injury. We want you to know that Medicare pays 100% for a wellness visit once a year to identify health risks and help you to reduce them.

At a wellness visit, you can expect a review of your health that includes the following:

  • Screenings to detect depression, risk for falling or other problems

  • Vaccinations

  • Heart and diabetic screening, if indicated

  • Osteoporosis screening

  • Recommendations for other wellness services and healthy lifestyle changes

Medicare provides this benefit at no cost to the patient. However, if additional tests or other services are performed at the visit, you may be required to pay coinsurance and the Part B deductible may apply. For example, a wellness visit does not address new or existing health problems, and it does not pay for a traditional, head-to-toe physical. That would be a separate service and requires a longer appointment. This does not replace the annual physical examination that is required with your physician.

Even during the outbreak of COVID-19, preventive medicine is still important. Medicare patients can schedule their Annual Wellness Visits with a telemedicine visit. A person from our office will call you before your appointment to complete the health risk assessment. (link that will take them to the attached form).

We hope to help you get the most from your Medicare wellness benefits. For more information about these visits, please go to the medicare.gov website or call 512-454-5171 to schedule an appointment.