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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

Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Expands Pregnancy Testing for Women with Low Income

(Austin) – Central Health-funded CommUnityCare (CUC) is expanding pregnancy testing and support services in Travis County for women with low income. ”Expanding pregnancy testing is critical to improving health outcomes for both moms and their... Read more

Eastern Travis Communities Ready to Welcome Central Health Mobile Health

Eastern Travis Communities Ready to Welcome Central Health Mobile Health

Creedmoor, Colony Park are first stops for clinic bus (Austin) – Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Health Centers will start seeing patients Monday, June 24 inside its new mobile clinic parked in Colony Park and Creedmoor. Both... Read more

Central Health Teams up with the Central Texas Food Bank to Fight Summer Hunger

Central Health Teams up with the Central Texas Food Bank to Fight Summer Hunger

Hunger doesn’t end when the school year ends (Austin) – When summer arrives and school is out, thousands of students and families can miss out on a reliable, daily meal. Hunger is a serious issue... Read more

New Laws Expand Central Health’s Authority to Provide Medical Care

Private hospitals can receive Federal Funding to Care for People with Low Income (Austin) – Two new laws passed by the Texas Legislature will improve care for people in Travis County with low income. Senate... 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