We are excited to announce that the Ascension Hillsboro and Midwifery clinics will be joining Waco Family Medicine on January 1, 2024! We are collaborating with Ascension to ensure a seamless transition of care for patients of these clinics. Waco Family Medicine’s mission is to ensure access to high-quality medical, dental and behavioral health care to everyone in the Heart of Texas. We think you’ll be pleased with what Waco Family Medicine offers!
Same location. Same providers. Enhanced services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Waco Family Medicine (WFM) is a non-profit community health center (also known as a Federally Qualified Health Center) that serves over 60,000 unique patients in McLennan County and the Heart of Texas.
Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide affordable, accessible, high-quality primary health care services to individuals and families. WFM’s board of directors are all local community members, and over 50% of the board members are patients of WFM.
WFM was founded in 1969 to operate the Waco Family Medicine residency program and became a community health center in 1999. To learn more about community health centers, click here.
Waco Family Medicine offers a wide range of medical, dental and behavioral health services. WFM employs family medicine physicians, internists, pediatricians, OB-GYNs, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives to provide holistic medical care for children and adults, including pregnancy care.
WFM also offers diagnostic and preventative dental services (including exams and cleanings) as well as restorative and specialty care (including fillings, crowns, extractions and root canals).
WFM’s behavioral health services include traditional counseling as well as integrated behavioral health services in the primary care setting. WFM also offers medication-assisted treatment for substance abuse.
WFM has its own pharmacy that offers significant discounts through the 340B Drug Pricing Program. WFM’s pharmacy offers home delivery at no extra charge.
In addition to healthcare services, WFM offers a range of support services including a wellness center for exercise, healthy cooking/eating classes, referrals to legal services and more.
Both the Hillsboro and Midwifery clinics are staying in the same physical location.
The Hillsboro clinic will keep the same number after December 31. Continue to call (254) 582-7481 to reach the Hillsboro clinic.
To reach the Midwifery clinic through December 31, call (254) 772-5454. After January 1, call (254) 313-1500 to reach the Midwifery clinic.
Most of the Hillsboro and Midwifery providers will join Waco Family Medicine on January 1st. If you are a patient of any of the following providers, you will be able to continue to see them:
Jason Bauerschlag, MD
James Earhart, MD
Wesley Marshall MD
Jonathan Seale, MD
Jeremiah Seely, MD
Christopher Teague, MD
Rebeka Calhoun, FNP
Kimberly Thornhill, FNP
Morgan Estes, CNM
Audrey Patterson, CNM
Lisa Seibert, CNM
The following providers will not be joining WFM. If you are a patient of these providers, call your clinic and we will make sure you receive the same high-quality care from another provider!
Sarah Seelye, FNP
Shaunteel Chalk, CNM
Yes! WFM already accepts the vast majority of insurance plans currently accepted by the Ascension Hillsboro and Midwifery clinics. We are in the process of contracting with two insurance plans that we do not already accept (Ambetter and TriWest).
Don’t let concerns about your insurance keep you from seeking care! WFM does not turn away any patient due to inability to pay. If you have questions about your insurance, give your clinic a call and they will connect you with WFM’s billing and financial assistance teams.
Any appointments you have scheduled for dates after January 1, 2024 will be transferred to WFM. You do not need to reschedule your appointment.
We encourage patients to sign up for WFM’s MyChart patient portal, where you can view upcoming appointments, check in online, view test results, etc.
Please continue to call your clinic to make appointments, both before and after December 31. (Note: the phone number for the Midwifery clinic will change to (254) 313-1500 on January 1.)
Yes, we are working with Ascension to ensure that the providers at the Hillsboro and Midwifery clinics are able to access your patient records so they can provide seamless care.
Should you need to request records, please call your clinic. Requests for records for care provided through December 31, 2023 will be filled by Ascension. Records requests for care provided after January 1, 2024 will be filled by Waco Family Medicine.
Waco Family Medicine uses the industry-leading Epic electronic health record. Epic provides the MyChart patient portal as a tool for patients to view and schedule appointments, check in online communicate with their provider, view test results and more. Current patients of the Hillsboro and Midwifery clinics will receive information in late December about how to create a MyChart account. (Ascension’s patient portal cannot be used to communicate with the Hillsboro and Midwifery providers after December 31.)
Yes! The Midwifery clinic will continue to partner with Ascension to deliver at Ascension Providence hospital. Additionally, patients of the Midwifery clinic will continue to benefit from the partnership between the midwives and Ascension OB-GYNs.
Yes. No one is denied care due to inability to pay. If you are uninsured, we offer discounts based on family size and income. In some instances, the discount may also apply to an insured patient’s co-pay or deductible.
For those with incomes less than 200% of the federal poverty level and below, WFM uses a sliding fee scale to reduce cost. The reduction is based on your income and family size. This discount applies to all WFM services and fees: medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy.
To learn more, call your clinic and ask to be connected to WFM’s financial assistance team.