Health Is Central

Central Health is transforming care for a healthier community.

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Central Health helps the people of Travis County live healthier. Created in 2004 by the voters of Travis County, we are the local public entity that provides access to the high-quality care everyone needs to get well and stay healthy. We work with a network of partners to eliminate health disparities to reach our vision of Travis County becoming a model healthy community.

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Our Vision

Central Texas is a model healthy community

Our Mission

By caring for those who need it most, Central Health improves the health of our community

Our Strategic Principles guide our work and help us to establish goals.


Create a healthy community through the development and implementation of an integrated health care delivery system.


Use local tax dollars to leverage other resources, including matching funds and partnerships, for maximum community benefit.


Increase health equity through innovative collaborations and collective impact.

Read our FY2017-2019 Strategic Plan to learn more about what we will accomplish over the coming three years.

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Projects & Partnerships

Learn more about our community projects and plans.

Our AccomplishmentsFY2016-Central-Health-Annual-Report-1

Read our 2015 fiscal year annual report to learn about our accomplishments.

FY2015 Highlights

  • 109,428 people received care that was paid for by Central Health
  • 9% decrease in Medical Access Program enrollee emergency room visits, compared to 2014 fiscal year
  • 24,257 people on average were enrolled in the Medical Access Program each month
  • 376,949 primary care visits were completed

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Learn about our partners to find out how your investment is improving lives in our community.

Community Care CollaborativeSeton Healthcare FamilyThe University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical SchoolCommUnityCareSenderoICC

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News & Updates

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Service Transitions

Central Health, in conjunction with community partners, is in the process of planning and executing a number of health care service transitions. All of these transitions are designed to improve quality and access to health care for Travis County’s low-income and uninsured populations. 

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Central Health Partners with Urgent, Convenient Care Clinics

Central Health Medical Access Program (MAP) members can now bypass the emergency room (ER) and get non-emergency care at convenient RediClinics and FastMed Urgent Care clinics throughout Travis County.

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Get Care

If you or someone you know needs access to health care, call


Where to Start

If you need health care, the Central Health Eligibility Services team helps you and your family find and apply for programs to cover your health care needs. We also connect people to other health care providers and services in our community.

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Health Coverage Programs

The Medical Access Program (MAP) helps people get the health care they need, ensuring that anyone who has a MAP card can go to a clinic, get medicine, and get emergency care.

To qualify for full benefits under the Medical Access Program (MAP), residents must be at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Income Guideline (FPIG). Elderly or disabled residents must be at or below 200% FPIG.

Visit the MAP Website/Visite el Sitio Web del MAP

Sendero Health Plans provides comprehensive health care coverage to eligible Central Texas residents through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including plans for the ACA Healthcare Marketplace.

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Children in Texas who don’t have health insurance may be able to get low-cost or free health coverage from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Children’s Medicaid.

Learn More & Apply/Aprender Más y Aplicar

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Board of Managers

Central Health’s Board of Managers meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings are livestreamed with archived video also available.

Meetings Information

The Central Health Board of Managers is an all-volunteer board of Travis County residents. Four of the managers are appointed by the Austin City Council and another four are appointed by the Travis County Commissioners Court. Both governmental bodies jointly appoint the ninth manager. Board members serve four-year appointments.

Our Board of Managers has a broad and varied background, including community and social service, medical care, private business, government, and law. Learn more about the individual managers below.

Katrina Daniel, Chairperson

Katrina Daniel

Guadalupe Zamora, Vice-Chairperson

Guadalupe Zamora

Charles Bell

Charles Bell

Sherri Greenberg, Secretary

Sherri Greenberg

Maram Museitif

Julie Oliver

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