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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

Farmshare Austin opens Fresh for Less Mobile Market Next to Central Health’s Mobile Health Clinic in Colony Park

Farmshare Austin opens Fresh for Less Mobile Market Next to Central Health’s Mobile Health Clinic in Colony Park

New Farmshare Austin location offers fresh for less groceries at Barbara Jordan Elementary School (Austin, TX) – Colony Park welcomes the neighborhood’s first-ever mobile market, which opened Friday, Oct. 11. The market will sell affordable,... 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 Board of Managers Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Tax Rate

(Austin) – The Central Health Board of Managers voted Wednesday to set the tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020 at 6.9% over the “no-new-revenue” – or effective – tax rate, which will generate $214.9 million... 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

Central Health Hosts Public Hearing on 2020 Budget

WHAT: Central Health public hearing about the FY2020 property tax rate. WHEN/WHERE: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Central Health, 1111 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702. (Austin) – Central Health is hosting the... Read more

Central Health Board of Managers Vote to Set Maximum Tax Rate

Proposed Budget Increases Health Care Delivery Spending for Growing Low Income Population (Austin) – The Central Health Board of Managers voted Wednesday to set the maximum tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020 at 6.9% over... 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