About Central Health
Central Health was created in 2004 by Travis County voters and has since then taken responsibility for making sure residents with low income have access to care.
Healthcare is Getting Better
Central Health, Travis County’s hospital district, is building a comprehensive, high-functioning healthcare system for residents with low income who need it most. The district’s Healthcare Equity Plan, adopted in early 2022, is guiding up to $700 million in investments to close the gaps that persist throughout the safety-net healthcare system – in primary care, specialty care, dental and behavioral health, hospital-based care, and post-acute transitions of care.
Central Health is making healthcare better through the direct practice of medicine, through partnerships and collaborations with other providers, and through building facilities where services can be provided that close the gaps in the system.
Central Health System
Central Health-affiliated CommUnityCare Health Centers is a federally qualified health center network with more than 27 primary care locations throughout Central Texas.
A network of partners, including Integral Care (behavioral health), Lone Star Circle of Care (a Federally Qualified Health Center), and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin help Central Health extend services deeper into the community.
Central Health Medical Access Program (MAP)
Central Health’s Medical Access Program (MAP) and MAP Basic provide comprehensive health coverage accepted at more than 160 locations in Central Texas. There are approximately 50,000 members enrolled in MAP at any time. Central Health also provides MAP enrollment assistance, community outreach and education about health care and coverage.
CENTRAL HEALTH AT A GLANCE
152,453 people served in FY2022 – a 4% year-over-year increase.
532,644 primary care visits were provided through Central Health’s broad network of health care partners.
228 provider locations, including community health centers, hospitals, specialists, dentists, and urgent care locations.
In 2022 Central Health’s provider network increased by 12%. Twenty-four new providers were added to the network including opioid treatment, primary care, and specialty providers.