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. 

Affected clinics and services include

Four specialty care clinics serving Travis County’s low-income and uninsured residents will transition in February to a new location designed to better serve patients. The transition is the latest step in a collaborative effort among Central Health—the healthcare district serving Travis County—and local health care providers including CommUnityCare and Seton Healthcare Family, to improve access to health care, reduce wait times to see specialist doctors and increase convenience for patients.

The dermatology, cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology specialty clinics located at the Paul Bass Clinic at University Medical Center Brackenridge transitioned services to the Central Health Southeast Health & Wellness Center on Feb. 27. The clinics are staffed by Seton specialty care physicians, many of whom will continue to provide care at the new location. The clinics will continue to accept referrals for low-income and uninsured patients, including those enrolled in Central Health’s Medical Access Program (MAP).

Central Health Southeast Health & Wellness Center

Blackstock Health Center is a family medicine residency practice located at 1313 Red River St., Suite 100 in the Professional Office Building on the University Medical Center Brackenridge campus.

Blackstock will remain open in its current location in 2017 and will relocate the staff, medical faculty, and physicians to a newly renovated Rosewood Zaragosa Health Center located at 2902 Webberville Road. The renovations will include expanded services, including new and larger exam rooms, and space for on-site medical resident education.

In May 2017, Seton Healthcare Family will move operations of the University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB) Hospital to the new Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas at Austin, located at 1500 Red River Street. Blackstock will remain open after this move.

Rosewood Zaragosa Health Center

Central Health and its affiliate CommUnityCare Health Centers are planning major improvements to the CommUnityCare Rosewood-Zaragosa Health Center, a long-time East Austin clinic.

Beginning Feb. 3, the Rosewood-Zaragosa Health Center, located at 2802 Webberville Road, will undergo renovations expected to take eight to 12 months. Patients may continue to see their same doctor at the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center at 1705 East 11th Street, located 1.4 miles from Rosewood-Zaragosa Health Center.

The Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center

Obstetrics (OB) services at the CommUnityCare Women’s Health Center will soon be relocating to other CommUnityCare locations designed to better serve patients. Three “OB Regional Care Centers” will be available in Austin focusing on pregnant women and their care.

New Locations

North Central Health Center

East Austin Health Center

Southeast Health & Wellness Center

Additional materials

Read the Service Relocation Update presented to the Central Health Board of Managers Communications and Community Engagement Subcommittee on Feb. 7, 2017