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As Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1, Central Health and Sendero are Expanding a Program Offering Private Insurance for Limited Group of Patients with Complex Medical Needs

As Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1, Central Health and Sendero are Expanding a Program Offering Private Insurance for Limited Group of Patients with Complex Medical Needs

(Austin, TX) – As the 2020 Open Enrollment Period opens Friday, Nov. 1, Central Health and Sendero Health Plans, its nonprofit health maintenance organization (HMO), are expanding a program that pays health insurance premiums for... 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

Central Health’s $291 Million Budget Increases by 12.4% Spending on Health Care for Travis County’s Low-income Population

Central Health’s $291 Million Budget Increases by 12.4% Spending on Health Care for Travis County’s Low-income Population

Download the final budget (pdf) (Austin) – Central Health plans to spend 12.4% more on health care for people with low income in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 compared to this year, according to the budget... Read more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  ON TAX INCREASE

The Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 6.9 percent... Read more

Demolition, Redevelopment of Downtown Health District Property Will Fund Local Health Care Needs

Demolition, Redevelopment of Downtown Health District Property Will Fund Local Health Care Needs

AUSTIN, Texas — Demolition will begin soon of a vacant professional office building near the former University Medical Center Brackenridge — a major milestone in the long-term redevelopment of Central Health’s downtown property that will leverage a partnership... Read more

Central Health Buying Land in Eastern Travis County for Future Health and Wellness Center

Central Health Buying Land in Eastern Travis County for Future Health and Wellness Center

(Austin, TX) – Central Health, Travis County’s healthcare district, is buying 10-acres of undeveloped land in the Greater Hornsby Bend area to build a new health and wellness center to serve Eastern Travis County residents... Read more

Demolition of Former Brackenridge Hospital Tower Will Jumpstart Redevelopment of Prime Central Health-owned Property Redevelopment already funding future health care

UMC Brackenridge 1974

(Austin) – For half a century, the University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB) hospital towered above I-35 and 15th Street – a landmark for hospital care for Austin and Travis County. Closed since May 2017, Central... Read more

Austin City Council Appoints Nursing Professor to Central Health Board of Managers

Austin City Council Appoints Nursing Professor to Central Health Board of Managers

(Austin) – The Austin City Council appointed Dr. Julie Zuniga as the newest member of the all-volunteer Central Health Board of Managers. Dr. Zuniga is an assistant professor of nursing at The University of Texas... Read more

Central Health Buys “Clinic on Wheels” to Deliver Care to More Underserved Areas of Travis County

Central Health Buys “Clinic on Wheels” to Deliver Care to More Underserved Areas of Travis County

(Austin) – A new health clinic will soon roll into town, delivering health care services to eastern parts of Travis County which have historically been underserved. Central Health announced it has purchased a forty-foot bus... Read more