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About Us

Your connection to the right health insurance plans for every stage of life

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About Us

Connecting you to the best health insurance for every stage of your life.

Here for a healthy Texas

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. 

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Our Mission Statement

To improve the health and well-being of all Texans, particularly the underserved, by opening doors to healthcare and health-related services.

Our Culture Statement

We empower and equip all employees to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our members and our community, at large, by fostering a workplace environment of mutual trust, transparency, inclusivity, innovation, accountability, and compassion for everyone by everyone.

Our Core Values

Our team members are trustworthy, caring individuals who are collaborative with our Members, Providers, and community partners. We are innovative and display accountability as we serve Members and the community.

Our local Community advantage

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.

Community Network

536,000

Members

23,000

Primary Care Providers

8,036

Specialists

74

Hospitals

1,385

Pharmacies

100

Community Partners

Executive Leadership

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.

Lisa Wright
President and Chief Executive Officer 

Laurie Levermann
Chief Operations Officer

Anna Mateja
Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Barzman
Chief Compliance Officer 

Ray McComb
Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer

Dr. Marylou Buyse
Chief Medical Officer

Chris Buley
Chief Legal Officer

Why Choose Community?

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.

“Community Health Choice is always there to answer my questions and help me and my family with our medical needs. I truly appreciate and value their customer support and service.”

– Cecily
Member of Community Health Choice