AUSTIN, Texas — Dell Children’s Medical Group Adolescent Medicine clinic has not closed, despite some rumors that say otherwise.
Ascension Seton told CBS Austin that the physicians who previously staffed the clinic will be “departing,” but did not explain why. In the meantime, the clinic will be supported by other physicians within Dell Children’s Medical Group.
“We are working with our staff, families, and other providers to ensure our patients’ safety and make sure we are helping families connect with the appropriate healthcare services,” Ascension Seton said. “We continue to be advocates for the best possible care and treatment for children in Central Texas.”
Earlier this month, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an investigation into Dell Children’s for allegedly performing illegal “gender-transitioning procedures” on minors.
A bill that would ban gender-related treatments for Texas minors has been taken up in the Texas House three times this legislative session. Senate Bill 14 has already passed in the Senate and has been co-sponsored by a majority of House members, indicating that it would pass once it came to a vote.
CBS Austin has reached out to Ascension Seton to determine if the physicians’ departure was related to the investigation.