The Medical Access Program (MAP) and MAP BASIC
The Medical Access Program (MAP) and MAP BASIC are local programs provided by Central Health that covers medical care for qualifying Travis County residents. MAP helps people get the health care they need.
In-Person Eligibility Appointments Suspended Temporarily
Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Central Health is temporarily suspending all in-person Medical Access Program (MAP) eligibility appointments. This is being done to limit exposure to anyone applying for MAP, as well as our staff.
Central Health Eligibility staff have contacted everyone who was already scheduled for a MAP eligibility interview and will send their application and all required documents by mail. Applicants can:
Return the application using the supplied stamped, addressed envelope
Return it online; instructions will be provided
Drop it off at the reception desk at either the Northeast Health Resource Center or Southeast Health & Wellness Center
Applicants can contact our call center at 512-978-8130 five days after returning the application for a status update.
For new applicants, the easiest way to complete the MAP application is online at www.apply4map.com. You can also call 512-978-8130 to start the application.
We are working closely with our partners and will update our policies and procedures depending on guidance rom local health authorities, with the health and safety of our clients and staff being our chief concern.
NEED CARE? APPLY FOR MAP
1. Do You Qualify for MAP?
MAP provides health care coverage for Travis County residents with low income, who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medicaid or Medicare, and do not have private insurance.
2. Apply for MAP or Renew Online
If you qualify, you can apply for MAP and MAP BASIC online, even from your handheld or mobile device. You'll need to answer some questions about your residency, household size, income and provide some basic documents. If you are already a MAP member it is important to renew your MAP coverage 30 days before it expires. Look at your MAP card – the expiration date is on the right side (xx/xx/20xx).
- Adult primary and preventive health care
- Pediatric primary and preventive health care
- Gynecology services and women’s health services, excluding obstetrics (OB) services
- Cancer screenings
- Including palliative and hospice care
All MAP Members can receive dental care from CommUnityCare or Lone Star Circle of Care regardless of their assigned MAP Primary Care Provider (PCP).
- Exams, cleanings, X-rays, fillings, tooth removal
- Oral surgery
If your primary health care provider is:
- CommUnityCare – You may fill your prescription at select pharmacy locations. Pharmacy Locations
- Lone Star Circle of Care – You may fill your prescriptions at select Walgreens locations or a LSCC Pharmacy. Contact provider for more information.
- People’s Community Clinic – You may fill your prescriptions at any local pharmacy.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
- Therapy, counseling and psychiatry
- Psychiatric inpatient care
- Intensive outpatient services
- Crisis residential services
- Emergency stabilization/crisis extended observation
- Inpatient and outpatient care
MAP BASIC MEMBERS CAN RECEIVE
MAP BASIC covers most medical services, including behavioral health, at CommUnityCare, Lone Star Circle of Care, and People’s Community Clinic.
MAP BASIC members will be assigned a Primary Care Provider(PCP) clinic system, but may be seen at any of the contracted clinics without needing to change their PCP.
MAP BASIC covers medications on the Medical Access Program (MAP) formulary. Your doctor will explain your options.
Prescriptions can filled at pharmacies affiliated with our contracted MAP BASIC clinic systems. Your doctor’s office will have that list so you can choose the most convenient location.
IF YOU NEED IMMEDIATE CARE
If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 9-1-1.
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR DOCTOR
TO SCHEDULE A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT, CALL YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER AT THE NUMBER LISTED BELOW.
Do you need immediate care?
MAP offers access to urgent and convenient care locations all across Travis County for:
MINOR BURNS, FEVER, EARACHES, SICK TO STOMACH / VOMITING, DIARRHEA, STITCHES/X-RAYS (URGENT CARE ONLY)