HAAM and SIMS: Benefits and Eligibility
Basic dental care, mental health counseling, and primary medical care (family practice physicians, care management/social services, lab services, nutritional counseling, health education, referrals to specialty care). For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions page or call 512-322-5177.
- Applications available online.
HAAM Affiliate Service Providers Include:
- SIMS Foundation provides mental health counseling and addiction recovery services.
- Seton Family of Hospitals provides primary health care.
- St. David’s Foundation provides basic dental care services.
- Estes Audiology Hearing Centers provides audiology services.
Seton Family of Hospitals provides primary medical care through Seton Community Health Centers, established to offer health care and social services to working and uninsured families in Central Texas. The centers are a medical home for community members who would not otherwise have access to health care as well as member-musicians of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.
St. David’s Foundation provides dental care through the St. David’s Dental Program, which includes one of the largest fleets of mobile dental clinics in the country. The program serves elementary-age schoolchildren at Title I schools as well as HAAM member-musicians and low-income adults at area safety-net clinics.
The SIMS Foundation was founded in 1995 to provide access to and financial support for mental health and addiction recovery services for Austin-area musicians and their families. Through its staff clinicians and a network of 60 therapists and treatment centers, SIMS serves more than 600 clients a year.
Estes Audiology Hearing Center’s goal is to provide adults and children in central Texas communities with superior and comprehensive hearing healthcare services. It believes better hearing is a necessity in life and that the process involves knowledge, commitment and time.
For more information, cost breakdown, and additional services visit the HAAM services page.
Potential clients call the SIMS Confidential Clinical Line. To be eligible, clients must be professional musicians or their immediate family members living within a 50-mile radius of Austin and must be uninsured or underinsured.
SIMS employs two licensed counselors– one licensed professional counselor (LPC) and one licensed clinical social worker (LCSW)– who provide an in-depth clinical assessment for every client. They also provide short-term counseling and case management. Based on clients’ needs-which range from psychiatric services to couples counseling to medical detoxification from drugs and alcohol- SIMS clinicians refer them to the most appropriate long-term provider within our network of 60 therapists and treatment centers.
These generous providers are licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), licensed professional counselors (LPCs), psychologists, psychiatrists, adult psychiatric nurses (APRNs), and licensed substance abuse programs. They serve SIMS’ clients at a significantly reduced rate, resulting in over $700,000 of in-kind support each year. Some providers take only one or two SIMS clients, some see up to 20. SIMS’ clinical staff manages the network, ensures that each member has proper licensing and is in compliance with our policies and procedures, and monitors each client’s progress, diagnosis and goals.
SIMS’ therapists offer individual and family, group, and couples counseling and have a variety of specialties to meet our clients’ needs. In addition, SIMS provides a full range of addiction recovery services: medical detoxification, inpatient treatment and sober living.