Central Health Spotlight

National Foot Health Awareness Month

What is Podiatry?

Did you know foot care is a covered service through MAP? Meet Dr. Babila Tita, and Dr. Vessel to learn more about our Podiatry services.

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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

20 YEARS AGO: Voters Create the Travis County Hospital District

Events in 2024 show two decades of progress by today’s Central Health system (AUSTIN) – Twenty years ago, on May 15, 2004, voters approved the creation of a Travis County hospital district, what’s now known as Central Health, by a 9.4-point margin (54.7% in favor) overall. In Central and East…

Central Health Community Survey

Dear Central Health Community, Travis County chose Mazars USA LLP to look at how Central Health runs the Medical Access Program (MAP). Mazars has been looking into how Central Health’s operational information is shared with the public and key stakeholders. We are now seeking feedback through a 10-question survey. The…

New Community Health Champions Learn About their Rights to Access Healthcare

Over the last eight years, Central Health’s Community Health Champions program has graduated more than 360 dedicated, engaged advocates for health resources and equity in Central Texas. Many are community leaders and organizers, public health professionals and healthcare innovators, with a few regular folks who just care about healthcare. It’s…