Patients, help us protect our high-risk patients - please wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms, a positive COVID-19 test, or COVID-19 exposure.
Effective 3/13/23, ARC transitions to optional masking for our staff and physicians, with required masking during specific situations. Read more.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE) and passed a law that allowed you to automatically keep your Medicaid coverage (continuous Medicaid). Based on the new federal law, continuous Medicaid eligibility will end on March 31, 2023, so you need to renew your benefits when it’s time to ensure your coverage will continue if you are eligible.
Patients should look for notices from HHSC in YELLOW envelopes that say "ACTION REQUIRED" in RED lettering. Notices will come in the mail and/or via portal if clients chose electronic notices. They should respond quickly when they receive it.
If you don’t respond to renewal or information requests from HHS, you could lose your coverage.
Como respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19, el gobierno federal declaró una Emergencia de Salud Pública (PHE, por sus siglas en inglés) y aprobó una ley que le permitió a usted mantener automáticamente su cobertura de Medicaid (cobertura continua de Medicaid). Según la nueva ley federal, la elegibilidad para la cobertura continua de Medicaid se terminará el 31 de marzo, de 2023, por eso necesita renovar sus beneficios cuando se llegue el momento para asegurar que su cobertura va a continuar si usted todavía es elegible.
Pacientes deben buscar avisos de la HHSC en sobres AMARILLOS con el texto “ACCIÓN REQUERIDA” en letras ROJAS. Los avisos llegarán por correo y/o a través del portal en línea si los clientes eligieron recibir avisos electrónicos. Deberían responder con rapidez cuando lo reciban.
Si no responde a las solicitudes de renovación o de información de la HHSC, podría perder su cobertura.
Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) doctors, staff, and leadership are committed to providing our community with high quality convenient care. One of the ways we demonstrate this priority is through our online transparency.
You can review our provider ratings and comments on our web site with the confidence that they are all based on verified visits. We post all patient feedback relevant to the entire visit and only refrain from posting comments that are libelous, profane, or those that risk the privacy of our patients.
The below guide provides details about how we collect and share our patient feedback.
ARC partnered with Binary Fountain to collect patient feedback about their doctor’s visit. We gather feedback from text surveys that are sent after the visit. Binary Fountain is an independent third party customer feedback company that provides the technology to collect the feedback and display ratings and comments on our web site. All ratings are submitted by actual patients and verified by ARC.
Patients for whom we have a mobile phone number receive a text survey within two hours of checking in for their visit. Patients are asked to complete the survey and provide ratings and comments regarding their experience at different touch points of their visit. We use this feedback to recognize doctors and staff, identify issues we can correct, and enhance our care.
ARC posts all positive and negative patient feedback that is relevant to the entire visit. We refrain from posting comments that are libelous, profane, or those that risk the privacy of our patients.
ARC asks questions that touch on the overall patient experience related to their visit. Anyone seeking detailed information about each question can view the ratings for each specific question on the Reviews tab on the provider bio page on the website. We calculate our provider star ratings based on the responses to question number six below. We calculate our location star ratings based on the responses to all the below questions.
Since more recent data provides a more accurate picture, we require a minimum of 30 patient surveys per doctor in the last 12 months before we post a physician’s rating.
ARC physicians and staff review all comments and act to rectify issues. Since the purpose of the feedback is to allow us to improve the overall patient experience, we display the last 90 days of comments which are the most relevant for the practice.
No. Only patients having an outpatient visit by an ARC physician receive a survey. The results are based entirely from patients who have actually been treated by the physician in our clinics.
Comments are reviewed and approved prior to being published to the website. If a comment contains any personally identifiable information, that information will be removed from the comment.
Accepting new patients
ARC Center Street
Ages seen: 14 - 99
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese
Joined ARC: 2021
Dr. Taylor grew up in Brazil, moving with her family to Florida when she was 16. In her free time, Dr. Taylor loves the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her husband, young child, and dog. She also enjoys exercising, Peloton, and CrossFit. Dr. Taylor is relatively new to Central Texas, and looks forward to exploring all the different trails and springs.
I chose to be a doctor when I was 14 and witnessed a young girl lose her life in a small village in Brazil because they didn’t have enough doctors to care for her. It was a very clear moment in which I knew I wanted to have the skills to be able to at least give my best and try to help as many women as possible. I shadowed an OB/Gyn for a few weeks and knew this was the specialty for me. I loved the idea of helping women through each step in their lives, from painful periods to pregnancy, miscarriages, and menopause, along with all the cultural pressures imposed on them. I deeply believe in evidence based medicine and shared-decision making. My goal is to educate my patients, present them with their options and share my expertise. Then together, we can find the best individualized course of care for them.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), adolescents should have their first routine gynecologic visit between ages 13 and 15 years old, which includes an introduction to the gynecologist and general health counseling, as well as discussion of any concerns.
Contraception (birth control) is any activity, medicine, or equipment used to prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available for women who do not wish to become pregnant. The choice of a birth control method is a complex decision; ARC provids information and supporting patients' decision-making about birth control methods through contraceptive counseling.
Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and can help decrease breast cancer deaths. Often, a mammogram can detect cancer, noncancerous or benign tumors, and cysts before they can be felt. ARC offers both 2D and 3D mammography screenings.
A gynecologist sees patients of all ages for a wide variety of health issues, including pap tests, menopause, UTIs, birth control, well-checks, and STD testing and treatment.
Obstetrical care is a term used to describe the management of both normal and complicated pregnancy as well as the delivery and postpartum periods.
ARC offers minimally invasive surgical care using one of the most advanced and sophisticated tools, the da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci® Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by your surgeon.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus. It's done to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.
Treating infertility requires knowing the causes. Female and male infertility can be caused by underlying diseases and conditions, including thyroid and parathyroid disorders & diseases and hormonal disorders.
Flu vaccine can help prevent a flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.
A high-risk pregnancy is one where the mother or the fetus has an increased risk of adverse outcomes compared to uncomplicated pregnancies.
Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. In some cases, other parts of the reproductive system may be removed.
Hysteroscopy is the exam of the inside of the cervix and uterus. It uses a thin, lighted, flexible tube called a hysteroscope.
A laparoscopy is a procedure used to examine the organs in the abdomen. It can also examine a woman’s pelvic organs.
An ARC Ob/Gyn physician can help treat menopause symptoms and help prevent osteoporosis and will work with you to recommend lifestyle changes and possibly medicine.
Getting regular preventive care and screenings may help find cancer and other health risks early, when they are most treatable and more treatment options are available.
A pelvic ultrasound is a scan that looks at the organs and structures in your pelvic area.
If you're planning to become pregnant, taking certain steps can help reduce risks for both you and your baby. Preconception counseling can help prepare you for your new journey.
Preventive gynecology involves regular examinations and screenings to help detect and treat abnormalities that can be affecting your health.
STIs are infectious diseases passed from person to person through sexual contact. They may also be called STDs for sexually transmitted diseases.
ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.
Tubal ligation, or “tying your tubes,” is a surgical procedure that prevents you from becoming pregnant.
Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"
La doc. Alessandra es la mejor, 100% recomendada, empatica, y profesional a la vez.
Dr.Alessandra is easy to talk to, she's sensitive when relaying un-ideal news. She's also patient and seems to have a sincere interest in discussing solutions.
I love dr Alessandra
I liked how efficient the process was, the text messages and not too long of a wait
I appreciated the short wait time & felt very welcomed. Dr. Taylor was super chill, very understanding, & sweet. Going to the doctor for major &/or minor health concerns or even a regular checkup is stressful, but I enjoyed my experience at ARC. Thank y'all & God bless!
Friendly staff! Dr. Taylor and her MA are an excellent team and made my visit pleasant, informative and a success.
What’s the difference between postpartum depression and baby blues? Find out in this article reviewed by ARC Ob/Gyn Dr. Alessandra Taylor.
October 13, 2021
3 min read
ARC is happy to announce that Alessandra M. Taylor, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology (Ob/Gyn), has joined the team at ARC Center Street. Dr. Taylor wants to help women work towards their healthiest, happiest selves.
August 26, 2021
1 min read
Dr. Taylor is currently accepting new patients at:
Children (ages 3-11)
Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Toddlers (ages 0-2)