The Friends of the David Powell Clinic [FODPC] is a registered Texas 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The FODPC started in response to the growing needs of the David Powell Community Health Center [DPCHC] and a desire from professionals within our community to respond with help to bridge patient needs and facilitate the growth of the clinic. It supports the DPCHC in providing primary medical care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
The FODPC works to continually assess the need for patient care programs, to seek solutions to patient problems, and develop new or modify existing patient care programs; and to foster cooperation among local, state and national agencies serving the community.
David Powell [1956-1989] was the HIV Services Program Manager for the Austin Travis County Health Department. As a part of his vision, he foresaw the need to provide early intervention and medical services to the HIV infected population. And, it was his work that produced a grant which secured funding for the DPCHC, which opened in April of 1990.
The Clinic was originally located on the west side of downtown Austin in the Clarksville area. Today, it is located at 4614 North Interstate Highway 35, and serves approximately 1,850 clients with a staff of 34 employees, six physicians and one nurse practitioner. >>> MORE