Central Health’s Hornsby Bend Health and Wellness Center officially open

Hornsby Bend is a focus of Central Health’s efforts

The hospital district, guided by its Healthcare Equity Plan, is growing and expanding to close persistent gaps in access and repair Travis County’s healthcare safety net.

The Hornsby Bend Health and Wellness Center is a modern, 8,000-square-foot facility with up to nine exam rooms , where Central Health-affiliated CommUnityCare will provide holistic primary medical and behavioral health care without regard to ability to pay – all are welcome Central Health will also offer  education and wellness programs at Hornsby Bend, along with indoor and outdoor spaces including an accessible children’s playscape where the community can gather. Walls throughout the building feature art by Del Valle Independent School District students. “I hope you are as inspired by their art as I am by them,” said Central Health’s Stephanie McDonald, the hospital district’s executive sponsor for the Hornsby Bend effort, or in her words, “the vice-president of getting it built.”

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What is Central Health?

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.

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The Medical Access Program (MAP)

The Medical Access Program (MAP) is a local program provided by Central Health that covers primary care, prescriptions, specialty care, and hospital care. MAP helps people get the healthcare they need.

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