Central Health Spotlight

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What is Central Health?

Central Health, Travis County’s hospital district, is building a comprehensive, high-functioning healthcare system for residents with low income who need it most. The district’s Healthcare Equity Plan, adopted in early 2022, is guiding up to $700 million in investments to close the gaps that persist throughout the safety-net healthcare system – in primary care, specialty care, dental and behavioral health, hospital-based care, and post-acute transitions of care.

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The Medical Access Program (MAP)

The Medical Access Program (MAP) is a local program provided by Central Health that covers primary care, prescriptions, specialty care, and hospital care. MAP helps people get the healthcare they need.

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Recent News

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Goodbites: Black History Month

Celebrating Black/African American History through food - Greens with smoked turkey instead of pork and a healthy homemade corn bread. February is Black History Month and Heart Month. Did you know that black Americans have a higher prevalence of stroke? To lower your risk of stoke, it is important to…

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Central Health Receives Clean Financial Audit

Central Health, Travis County’s publicly funded hospital district, has received a clean audit for its fiscal year 2023 financial statements. Maxwell Locke & Ritter, an independent, Austin-based audit firm, issued an unmodified, or “clean,” opinion on Central Health’s audited financial statements for fiscal year 2023. This means Central Health’s financial…

Black History Month

Black History Month

Honoring Black History Month Message: Manager Shannon Jones. Over the years, Central Health and other public health agencies have embarked on numerous initiatives to uplift and empower the African American community. From the pioneering outreach services targeting colorectal screening, to the establishment of public health clinics in underserved areas of…