The Black Men’s Health Clinic: A Place to Get Care You Can Trust

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April 27, 2023

African American Mental Health and Wellness (AMEN) team is collaborating with KAZI FM 88.7 in producing a radio series to highlight the importance of addressing mental health and physical wellness in the African American community. The monthly series will feature AMEN team members from the School of Nursing, leaders from Mt. Zion Baptist and Rehoboth Baptist churches, and community organizations who provide mental health resources and support in Travis County. 

The Black Men’s Health Clinic: A Place to Get Care You Can Trust

April 26, 2023 Podcast:

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Moderators Shannon Jones and Jacki Hecht interviewed Larry Wallace, Sr., Founder and Executive Director for the Black Men’s Health Clinic. Mr. Wallace is an accomplished Health Care Executive with over 35 years’ experience in developing strategies to improve access to healthcare to underserved populations. He is the former Chief Administrator Officer of Central Health and a member of several prominent healthcare associations.

The Black Men’s Health Clinic is the first of its kind to address the longtime healthcare gap for men of color. The goal is to offer men healing, hope, and restoration. In March, the clinic had its Inaugural Founder’s Day Celebration to showcase the collaborations and achievements during its first year. The BMHC aims to address mental health, physical health, and social determinants of health for all men of color.

Recently, the BMHC partnered with Ascension Seton to refer men of color to the BMHC if they frequently seek care in their Emergency Department. The Clinic also partners with the Man in Me Center for Fathers and Families to provide mental health focus groups on Saturday mornings and the American Heart Association to further promote heart health and blood pressure screenings through the clinic. The BMHC also collaborates with local Universities such as Huston-Tillotson University, UT Austin School of Nursing, UT Austin School of Social Work, UT Austin College of Pharmacy, and UT Austin School of Law to provide services and help solidify the community-academic partnered foundation of the Clinic.

The BMHC employs outreach workers to engage with the community at locations such as barber shops, town halls, health fairs, and other events to spread the word about the various services the Clinic provides. BMHC also sponsors and attends sporting events to promote health in places where Black men congregate. The Black Men’s Health Clinic strives to offer men of color culturally appropriate care and provide comprehensive services that are often missing from other healthcare encounters. One such program that partners with the clinic is HealthyCuts™, the only Men's Health program in Austin that allows you to look good and feel even better by providing discounts on haircuts when scheduling a health appointment. Men interested in accessing care at this location can call at 512-978-9981 to schedule an appointment. 


  • The Black Men’s Health Clinic is located at 6633 E. Highway 290, Suite #100, Austin, Texas 78723.
  •  HealthyCuts™: Men interested in accessing care at this location can call at 512-978-9981 to schedule an appointment. 

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