News Category: In the News

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Request for Proposal

RFP: Completion of the Building at 2920 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77002 Project:            2920 Health & Wellness Clinic Location:         2920 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas Owner:            Houston Area Community Services, Inc. D/B/A Avenue 360 Health & Wellness Architect:        Fox Architecture, Austin, Texas Owner’s Representative:        Engineered Construction Specialists, Inc. Description:     2920 Health & Wellness Clinic…

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Avenue 360 on Houston NPR: COVID testing and school re-openings

On Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters” program on Monday, Dr. Charlene Flash highlighted Avenue 360’s partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Health Department to provide COVID-19 testing in southcentral Houston, an underserved part of the city. The number of tests at this site now stands at about 100 per day with positivity…

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Dr. Flash on Houston’s NPR: “It’s not all about coronavirus” when it comes to our health right now

On Wednesday, Dr. Charlene Flash, CEO of Avenue 360 Health and Wellness and infectious disease expert at Baylor College of Medicine, discussed the impact of the coronavirus on the Houston region’s health landscape on Houston Public Media. Excerpts from her discussion with Ernie Manouse on “Houston Matters,” the afternoon edition, follow. On all other diseases…

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Need to talk about substance use? Our virtual group counseling sessions are now open.

Avenue 360 Health and Wellness today unveiled a new virtual initiative to treat patients experiencing issues with substance use disorder. Licensed therapists hold group sessions online for patients 18 years and older twice a week through video technology. “It goes without saying that this is a time of great need when it comes to taking…

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Avenue 360 Health System Moves to Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic

Avenue 360 is transitioning from in-clinic-only primary care and behavioral health visits to a hybrid of in-person visits and telemedicine. The move is meant to help maintain access to care and reduce exposure to COVID-19. “In the ongoing effort to protect the Houston community from COVID-19, there is no better time to move most of…

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Telehealth Benefits in Medicare are a Lifeline for Patients During Coronavirus Outbreak

Article originally appeared on the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services website  Mar 09, 2020         Program’s benefits help patients access their provider without visiting the office The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a fact sheet with additional guidance for healthcare providers and patients about the telehealth benefits in the agency’s Medicare…

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To Keep Patients and Employees Safe, Avenue 360 Health System Temporarily Closes Spring Clinic

Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, a health system of 10 sites in Houston, has temporarily closed its Spring clinic out of an abundance of caution. The clinic is set to re-open early next week. The system’s CEO and infectious disease physician, Dr. Charlene Flash, sent the following note to clinical and administrative staff late Monday….

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Ways to manage coronavirus-induced anxiety

Diane Arms, Avenue 360’s Director of Behavioral Health, provides tips — including shutting off the news and getting off social media for a period of time each day— on managing the health and financial strain of the coronavirus. Avenue 360’s Director of Behavioral Health, Diane Arms, talks about the importance of mental health during the…

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Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

Created March 9, 2020 | Photo: Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS What is the coronavirus? The coronavirus is a new respiratory illness transmitted most commonly from person to person. It spreads through the air when a person with the virus coughs or sneezes. It also can spread through contact with recently  contaminated objects like…

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Do you know about our Humble clinic?

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Advocacy Day

  Health Promotions Specialist, Joseph Castillo, and Dennis Kelly, Resident Care Assistant joined other community based organizations, Federally Qualified Health Centers and key stakeholders in Austin, TX on March 20th for ‘HIV Advocacy Day’. The team was able to sit in the House Chamber with Governor Dan Patric and be recognized as Houston Texas’ representatives…

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Prevention Conference

  Director of Health Promotions, Oscar Perez, attended the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference where he was able to to be part of a panel discussion on the importance of integrating Community Health Workers into HIV Care and Prevention Services. Mr. Perez highlighted on the importance of aligning systems and processes with community partners to…

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HPD Community Safety Presentation

  Many thanks go out to the Houston Police Department for the Community Safety Presentation for our Outreach Team at our South Central location!

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day- December 1, 2018–  World AIDS Day is a day for all of us worldwide to unite and fight against HIV, to support those living with HIV and to remember those who have died from AIDS.  World AIDS Day was founded in 1988 and was the first ever “global” health day.  Government and health…

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Avenue 360 Receives the Spirit of Collaberation Award

The Avenue 360 Health & Wellness Housing Department received a Spirit of Collaboration Award at the 2018 Homeless Day Awards Reception held on October 10, at The Ballroom at Bayou Place in Downtown Houston.  This award was presented to homeless service provider agencies who participated in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s 2017 challenge to have 500 chronically…

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HISD’s Homeless Education Office‘s Back to School Extravaganza

  Avenue 360 Health and Wellness and HISD’s Back to School Extravaganza. Avenue 360 Health and Wellness was  at HISD’s Homeless Education Office‘s Back to School Extravaganza helping students get ready for the 2018-2019 school year. We offered free glucose + blood pressure screenings, and vaccinations. The event was held August 17, 2018 from 9…

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Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony South Central Location

The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of our South Central Facility was a huge success! We would like to express our sincerest gratitude for those who came out and supported us! Guests included were Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Senator Borris Miles, State Representative Shawn Thierry, Reverend Paul Giddings and…

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