Connecting you to the best health insurance for every stage of your life.
Community Health Choice is a local, nonprofit, managed care organization committed to helping improve the health and well-being for Texas residents. Launched in 1997 by Harris Health System, our region’s public academic healthcare system, we began by offering STAR Medicaid coverage to low-income children. Today, we proudly offer a complete array of affordable and no-cost health insurance plans, along with one of the largest provider networks in southeast Texas.
To improve the health and well-being of underserved Texans by opening doors to healthcare and health-related social services
A healthy life for every Texan
Our team members are trustworthy, caring individuals who work collaboratively with our Members, Providers, and community partners. We are courageous, creative, and responsive as we serve Members and the community.
Our teams live and work right here. We understand the challenges our residents and Members face. And because we take the health and well-being of our entire region to heart, we proudly share a wealth of knowledge, special programs, care management, and valuable community resources like no one else can. Community cares.
With a team of experienced, mission-driven professionals leading the way, Community Health Choice continues our exciting journey to expand our plan offerings, programs, and services across our state.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Information Officer
Mark Van Elden
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Vernicka Porter-Sales, DO
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer
Vice President, Community Affairs
Sebrina Allison, RN
Vice President, Medical Affairs Operations
Vice President and General Counsel
As a local nonprofit health plan, Community Health Choice gives you plenty of reasons to join our Community. From the benefits and special programs we offer to the way our Member Services team helps you make the most of them, Community is always working life forward for you and your family.
“I always tell people to choose Community Health Choice. I tell them it’s the best health insurance they will ever be with.”– Chandolyn
Member of Community Health Choice