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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

Closing Healthcare Gaps, One Case At a Time

Central Health Opens New Capital Plaza Specialty Clinic (Austin) - Patients with low income and challenging health conditions like emphysema, sleep apnea, or generalized infections now have a new, convenient destination on their journey back to good health. Central Health, Travis County’s hospital district, has opened a new location in…

Dr. Patrick Lee

Central Health Names Dr. Patrick Lee Its New President & CEO

Hospital district's new leader to begin work Jan. 29, 2024 MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Dr. Lee will participate in a virtual news conference with local media on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. CST. Contact Mike Clark-Madison (info above, text preferred) to reserve a spot and get the link. Dr. Patrick Lee,…

Ann Kitchen Elected Chairperson of the Central Health Board of Managers

Dr. Cynthia Brinson, Maram Museitif DRPH, MPH, CPH re-elected as vice chair and treasurer; Dr. Manuel Martin named board secretary (Austin) - At its meeting on December 13, the Central Health Board of Managers elected Ann Kitchen to be the board’s new chairperson, succeeding Dr. Charles Bell, who is retiring…