Central Health helps the people of Travis County live healthier.
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.
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.
Central Texas is a model healthy community.
By caring for those who need it most, Central Health improves the health of our community.
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.
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:
- The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
- The Community Care Collaborative’s (CCC) integrated healthcare delivery system for low-income residents
- Many health care projects organized under Texas’ 1115 Waiver and as the anchor for Regional Health Partnership 7 (RHP7)
- CommUnityCare, the largest provider of safety-net primary care services in Travis County
- Sendero Health Plans’ STAR and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) programs and IdealCare health insurance plan
- Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC) clinics for residents with developmental disabilities, mental issues, and substance abuse problems
- Collection and analysis of our region’s health data through the Integrated Care Collaborative
By investing in these programs, Central Health is improving the safety-net healthcare system, economy, and overall standard of living in our community.
Over the 2015 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2015):
- 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
- 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