More people are receiving services from Central Health, according to the 2017 annual report on Travis County's health care district.

Central Health's board of managers met Feb. 28 to review its 2017 annual report following a separate independent performance review that was presented at a board committee meeting Feb. 13.

Highlights of Central Health's annual report included a total 150,800 people receiving services in 2017 compared to 143,000 in 2016.

Overall medical encounters at Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Health Centers rose by 13,872 visits in 2017 for a total of 279,738 encounters for the year.

Health care enrollment through Central Health's Health Maintenance Organization rose 53 percent in 2017 compared to 2016 for a total of 54,383 people enrolled in Medicaid, CHIP and IdealCare insurance plans. This uptick followed a trend identified during the 2017 open enrollment period for health insurance.

One of Central Health's goals for 2018 is to focus on geographic areas of need, Central Health CEO Mike Geeslin said at the meeting. This includes reaching out to target populations in Travis County's "eastern crescent" east of U.S. 183 as well as smaller, more concentrated areas of need in western Travis County.

For more information view the full report here.