About Us

Central Health helps the people of Travis County live healthier. 

logo-wideWe 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. 


Central Health is a separate political subdivision of the State of Texas and is not a part of Travis County Government. The boundaries of our healthcare service area are contiguous with Travis County.

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 Values

Central Health will achieve excellence through:

Stewardship – We maintain public trust through fiscal discipline and open and transparent communication.

Innovation – We create solutions to improve healthcare access.

Respect – We honor our relationship with those we serve and those with whom we work.

Collaboration – We partner with others to improve the health of our community.

Our Services

Central Health works through a network of health care partners and community members to connect uninsured, underinsured, and low-income residents with high-quality, cost-effective health care. We use local and federal funds to create access to and transform safety net health care services through:

By investing in these programs, Central Health is improving the safety-net healthcare system, economy, and overall standard of living in our community.

Our Accomplishments

Over the 2015 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2015):

  • FY2016 Central Health Annual Report-1109,428 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
    • 304,974 were medical visits
    • 47,332 were dental visits
    • 24,643 were behavioral health visits

Download our 2015 fiscal year Annual Report for more information on our accomplishments – FY2015 Central Health Annual Report