Del Valle Health & Wellness Center
The Central Health Del Valle Health & Wellness Center will replace the existing CommUnityCare Del Valle Health Center and bring wellness programs to Del Valle and its surrounding communities. The design will foster mental and physical wellbeing while building community among Southeast Travis County residents.
While Central Health, CommUnityCare and community members make progress on this project, residents can get care at the CommUnityCare Del Valle Health Center and the CommUnityCare Mobile Health Clinic in Creedmoor.
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Staff is working with advisory committees and potential partners and expect to bring a project plan for the Del Valle Health & Wellness Center to the Central Health Board of Managers in January 2021.
The project plan will include:
- Specifics on initial programs and services
- Proposed construction budget
- Estimated timelines and milestones
The Central Health Board of Managers directed staff to analyze existing information to understand exact needs of Central Health’s covered population, including MAP/MAP BASIC members living in Southeast Travis County (Creedmoor, Del Valle, Elroy, etc.). View preliminary findings in the Data section below.
Based on this analysis, the initial recommendation of staff is to include comprehensive primary care, integrated behavioral health care, pharmacy, and telehealth and certain specialties for the initial phase of the project. Staff are evaluating other services such as dental and pediatrics to potentially phase in over time. Staff will share key findings with patients and community residents and request the potential health care provider to evaluate their own data and our service recommendations to come up with a financial model. Community and health care provider feedback continues to be incorporated into the planning process.
In 2015, Central health formed the Eastern Travis County Health and Wellness Collaboration to address challenges in the area. In November 2017, Central Health and Central Health-affiliated CommUnityCare Health Centers opened the Del Valle Health Center. In July 2018, Central Health and CommUnityCare launched a shuttle service pilot to help Elroy residents get to their medical appointments. In September 2018, Central Health and CommUnityCare adopted the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which included an estimated $3.49 million for priority projects in Eastern Travis County, including Del Valle. While a permanent clinic is planned and built, in June 2019, Central Health, CommUnityCare and community members celebrated the opening of the mobile health clinic at the Creedmoor Community Center (12511 FM 1625, Creedmoor, TX 78610), offering primary care, preventive care, vaccines, lab services, chronic disease management, and limited pharmacy services. In September 2020, Central Health bought 2.5 acres at 7050 Elroy Road in Southeast Travis County to build a new health and wellness center.
To ensure community members have a seat at the table during the planning, research, implementation and evaluation of Central Health’s quality enhancement or service expansion projects in their neighborhoods, Central Health formed community advisory committees in early 2018. Members include residents, advocates and leaders, neighborhood association members, representatives of school districts, faith-based organization leaders, and elected officials. Advisory committees help us get to know, and connect with, each unique community – to ensure our collective work will impact the health of people with low income experiencing disparities in their neighborhoods.
Central Health is looking for more residents who can join the Southeast Travis County Health and Wellness Advisory Committee. Meetings are currently taking place on an as-needed basis online/by phone. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.