News Category: In the News

News image Jul 12

Avenue 360’s Back-to-School Bash

Avenue 360’s Back-to-School bash, in partnership with Fountain of Praise and Community Health Choice, is designed to help Houston-area children (and parents!) prepare for the upcoming school year. Bring your children, pick up a backpack, meet our providers, and have some fun! Pre-registration recommended. Children must be present. To register, click here. El evento de…

Read more
News image Jul 07

Oral Health: A Window to Overall Health

Most of us know that poor oral health can lead to problems such as cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and severe pain. However, did you know that the health of your teeth and gums can offer clues to your overall health? Additionally, problems in our mouths can often lead to problems in our overall health….

Read more
News image Jun 01

Departure Notice: Sayuri Uotani, FNP

Departure Notice: Sayuri Uotani, FNP

Read more
News image Apr 08

April is National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority groups. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the African American and Latino communities – making up 62% of the positive cases in Harris County. Vaccines have shown to be safe and effective at helping…

Read more
News image Mar 31

Avenue 360 welcomes Elizabeth Horvath, HIV Physician Assistant

Elizabeth Horvath an HIV Physician Assistant at Avenue 360 Health and Wellness. Previously, she worked at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City as a medical researcher and pursued a Physician Assistant degree from SUNY Downstate School of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY, graduating magna cum laude. Elizabeth did her clinical rotation at Brooklyn’s STAR clinic for…

Read more
News image Mar 31

Welcome Dr. Pearce!

Dr. Jessica Pearce is an OB/GYN physician at Avenue 360 Health and Wellness. She believes that high-quality and evidence-based health care should be accessible to everyone–without fear of shame, judgment, or stigma—and seeks to provide the best care to patients who may otherwise feel left out of traditional healthcare models. Previously in private practice, Dr. Pearce is passionate about the…

Read more
News image Mar 18

Avenue 360 welcomes Erika Fisher, Director of Clinical Operations

Erika Fisher joins our organization as a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in operational and health care administration. Erika will serve as the Director of Clinical Operations for Avenue 360 Health & Wellness. As a United States Air Force veteran, she directly supported various global missions resulting in recognition of over…

Read more
News image Jan 12

Houston Infectious Disease Physician: Worst Thing You Can Do Is Minimize Concerns around COVID-19 Vaccine

On Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters” program, Dr. Charlene Flash addressed skepticism in parts of the African American and Latino communities around receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine, which would help prevent illness from COVID-19, which has killed more than 350,000 Americans. “The worst thing people can do is minimize the concern. It is really…

Read more
News image Nov 18

Don’t Regret Your Thanksgiving

As the number of COVID-positive cases rises in the region, Dr. Charlene Flash, CEO of Avenue 360 and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine, echoed the public health guidance issued Tuesday from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. “I know COVID fatigue has set in,” said Dr. Flash, an infectious disease physician. “But we must…

Read more
News image Sep 14

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…

Read more
News image Jul 21

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…

Read more
News image May 21

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…

Read more
Shutterstock 1706740987 May 12

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…

Read more
News image Mar 26

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…

Read more
News image Mar 23

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…

Read more
News image Mar 23

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….

Read more
News image Mar 18

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…

Read more
News image Mar 10

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…

Read more
News image Jul 24

Do you know about our Humble clinic?

Read more
News image Mar 27

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…

Read more
News image Mar 27

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…

Read more
News image Feb 27

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!

Read more
News image Nov 12

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…

Read more
News image Oct 23

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…

Read more
News image Aug 20

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…

Read more
News image Aug 09

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…

Read more