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Sendero Health Plans becomes first Austin area affordable care act health plan to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment

CONTACT: Bill Noble for Sendero Health 512-296-4651 cell bnoble@noblestrategic.com All of the Austin-area community health plan’s members will not have to meet deductibles nor pay 20 to 30 percent of cost of treatment (Austin, TX)... Read more

Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Offering Medical Appointments Over the Phone to Protect Safety of Patients, Staff, and Community

(Austin) – In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Health Centers is offering patients medical appointments without leaving the safety of their home. “The best thing for people to do right now is... Read more

Central Health Medical Access Program (MAP) Begins Enrolling People By Phone Only

In-person eligibility interviews suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (Austin) – In-person interviews for Central Health’s Medical Access Program (MAP) have been suspended in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Instead, all interviews... Read more

Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Announces Clinic and Service Changes in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

(Austin) – To better serve and protect both patients and health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Health Centers is consolidating services by temporarily closing some smaller, single-provider clinics. Effective Monday, March... Read more

Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Creates COVID-19 Hotline for Uninsured Travis County Residents

en espanol (Austin) – Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Health Centers Tuesday launched a hotline staffed with medical professionals to triage uninsured Travis County residents experiencing a coronavirus-like symptoms (COVID-19). People experiencing COVID-19 symptoms who are uninsured... Read more

Central Health Makes Operational Changes in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Protect Employees and Patients

Residents encouraged to apply for MAP by phone vs. in person (Austin) – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Central Health is following the guidance of Austin Public Health and changing its business operations. Changes... Read more

Public Charge: Removing Fears from Accessing Central Health’s Medical Access Programs

MAP and MAP BASIC are not federal programs therefore are not impacted by the new “Public Charge” regulation (Austin, TX) – With the new “public charge” regulations that took effect Feb. 24, Central Health and... Read more

With Coronavirus Threat Rising, Central Health-Funded CommUnityCare Health Centers is Taking Precautionary Steps to Protect Patients and Staff

There are five confirmed cases in U.S., but no reported cases in Travis County (Austin, TX) – Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Health Centers is taking steps to inform patients about how to protect themselves from respiratory... Read more

Missed Medical Appointments Down by 25% Since Central Health’s Lyft Program Began

Missed Medical Appointments Down by 25% Since Central Health’s Lyft Program Began

(Austin) – Under a 9-month old partnership between Central Health and Lyft, missed doctor’s appointments are down by one-fourth, and monthly visits by chronically-ill patients have doubled. Central Health launched the transportation pilot in January... Read more