Central Health Spotlight

Mental Health Care for MAP Members

Take care of your mental health

Central Health offers behavioral health services to support your overall well-being. Speak with your doctor about getting a referral to access counseling, therapy, and other mental health resources. Your mental health matters.

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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) by Central Health is a local health coverage program that covers primary care, prescriptions, specialty care, and hospital care. MAP helps people get the healthcare they need.

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Recent News

Under New Leadership, Central Health Picks Up the Pace of Healthcare Transformation

Hospital district marks major milestones during Dr. Pat Lee’s first months at the helm When Dr. Patrick Lee became president and CEO of Travis County’s hospital district in early 2024, "My goal was to bring new energy to Central Health's mission and let the district be creative and strong in…

Central Health Invites Feedback on $880.3 Million Budget Proposal

Spending plan closes health disparities and improves care for Travis County’s most vulnerable residents AUSTIN – For policymakers and news watchers in Central Texas, summer is budget season, and it’s no different for Travis County’s hospital district. Central Health has proposed an $880.3 million budget for fiscal year 2025, which…

Dr. Pat Lee

Building Trust and Health Equity One Brick at a Time: My First 100 Days as President & CEO of Central Health

By Dr. Pat Lee, President & CEO As I reflect on my first 100 days as President & CEO of Central Health, one word comes to mind: trust. In a healthcare landscape that often feels like "grabbing bricks out of the air and building a house in the middle of…