AOMA is one of the leading institutions of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the country. We are also active members of our local community. In addition to our Herbal Outreach program, AOMA serves the public by offering accessible acupuncture and Chinese medicine in a variety of integrative clinics in Austin. Many of them are in underserved areas. These clinics give AOMA students the opportunity to provide accessible healthcare to a wide range of patients and also to educate the public and other health care providers about acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. This experience not only gives our students an opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of the local community. It also prepares them to open their own clinical practices or work within integrative Western medical settings.
Austin Recovery’s Hicks Family Ranch - As of 2014, AOMA interns provide auricular acupuncture treatments (NADA protocol) at Austin Recovery’s Hicks Family Ranch, a 40-acre, in-patient addiction treatment facility just outside of Austin in Buda, Texas. Austin Recovery serves between 800-1,000 clients each year. Nearly 28,500-square-feet of space provides plenty of room for individual and group counseling, education about addiction processes, 12-Step programs, life skills classes, Musical Journey experiences, and now acupuncture.
People’s Community Clinic - In 2004 the AOMA Student Clinic increased their treatment opportunities by adding the free-of-charge acupuncture clinic inside of the People’s Community Clinic located in North Austin at 1101 Camino La Costa, 78752, (512) 478-4939. Here, low-income patients may be referred by their Western medical practitioner for free acupuncture treatments performed by AOMA student interns. This clinic is currently offered on Wednesday evenings. Appointments may be scheduled through the People’s Community Clinic.
Seton Healthcare Family's McCarthy Community Clinic – In 2011 the AOMA Student clinic added low cost acupuncture treatments inside of the Seton McCarthy Community Clinic in east Austin at 2811 East Second Street, Austin, TX 78702, (512) 324-4930. Here, low-income patients may be referred by their western medical practitioner for $5 acupuncture treatments by AOMA student interns. This clinic is currently offered on Wednesdays & appointments may be scheduled through the Seton McCarthy Community Health Center.
Veterans Affairs Austin Out Patient Clinic – Late in 2016, AOMA Student Clinic expanded to serving veterans at the VA’s Austin Out Patient Clinic at 7901 Metropolis Drive, Austin, TX 78744. Veterans with chronic pain and on opioids may be referred for acupuncture by their primary care provider. The clinic is on Fridays.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have interest in our off-site clinic programs or have recommendations for new clinic locations.