By caring for those who need it most, Central Health improves the health of our community. We are the local public entity that connects low-income, uninsured Travis County residents to high quality, cost effective health care.
Central Health works through a network of health care partners and community members to connect uninsured, underinsured, and low-income residents with high-quality, cost-effective health care. We use local and federal funds to create access to and transform safety net health care services through:
- The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
- The Community Care Collaborative’s (CCC) integrated healthcare delivery system for low-income residents
- Many health care projects organized under Texas’ 1115 Waiver and as the anchor for Regional Health Partnership 7 (RHP7)
- CommUnityCare, the largest provider of safety-net primary care services in Travis County
- Sendero Health Plans’ IdealCare health insurance plan
- Integral Care clinics for residents with developmental disabilities, mental issues, and substance abuse problems
- Collection and analysis of our region’s health data through the Integrated Care Collaborative
By investing in these programs, Central Health is improving the safety-net healthcare system, economy, and overall standard of living in our community.
Central Health is a separate political subdivision of the State of Texas and is not a part of Travis County Government. The boundaries of our healthcare service area are contiguous with Travis County.
Our work is guided by a Strategic Work Plan, developed by staff and approved by our Board of Managers. This Work Plan will be used and updated through 2024. It is divided into Three Main Objectives:
Develop and execute health care delivery strategy based on people and place.
Implement patient-focused and coordinated health care system
Implement sustainable financial model for health care delivery and system strategies through 2024
Read our 2017 fiscal year annual report to learn about our accomplishments over the previous year.
- 150,8001 people received health care services (+7,800 year-over-year)
- 75,737 people received screening and assistance obtaining health coverage (+5,061 year-over-year)
- 1,524 people received health insurance premium assistance (+682 year-over-year)