Central Health is Bringing Healthcare Near You

Every summer, Central Health develops its annual budget for the next fiscal year. A fiscal year is the twelve-month period that an organization uses for budgeting, forecasting and reporting. Central Health’s fiscal year (FY) starts on Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. 30 of the following calendar year.

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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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Recent News

Travis County Commissioners Approve Central Health’s FY 24 Budget and Tax Rate

AUSTIN – Today (Tuesday, Sept. 26) the Travis County Commissioners Court voted to approve the fiscal 2024 proposed budget for Central Health, Travis County’s hospital district. The commissioners also set Central Health’s 2024 property tax rate at 10.07 cents per $100 valuation. For the county's average assessed home value, that’s…

Central Health’s Sendero Health Plans Names Sharon Alvis as Next Chief Executive

AUSTIN – Sendero Health Plans Inc. (Sendero) announced Wednesday it has named Sharon J. Alvis as the new chief executive officer to lead the nonprofit health maintenance organization (HMO), which was created and is funded and owned by Central Health. Sendero offers health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act’s…

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Central Health Board Adopts Fiscal 2024 Budget

Millions in new investments as hospital district repairs safety net; Travis County commissioners to consider Sept 12 and 19 AUSTIN – The Central Health Board of Managers on Sept. 6 voted to approve a $744 million annual budget for fiscal year 2024, which begins Oct. 1. Central Health, Travis County’s…