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Southeast Travis County moves one step closer to new medical clinic

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by Katherine Corley

On Wednesday evening, Central Health’s Board of Managers authorized an interlocal agreement to establish a health care clinic in Southeast Travis County. The board spent nearly an hour debating and ultimately approving an interlocal agreement between Central Health, the University of Texas School of Nursing and Travis County Fire Rescue Emergency Services District 11 to establish a health care clinic just south of the intersection of highways 71 and 130 that will provide services to low-income residents.

According to the approved agreement, Emergency Services District 11 will own the clinic, while the UT School of Nursing will provide staff and medical services. Central Health will contribute $1.15 million toward the partnership in Fiscal Year 2020, which will help reimburse ESD 11 for construction expenses, equipment and marketing.

ESD 11 must still approve the interlocal agreement for plans for the clinic to move forward, but if approved by all three parties, the clinic would be scheduled to open by Sept. 30, 2020, at the latest. The new clinic will be located at 7300 Kellam Road.

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