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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Mission

To improve the health and well-being of underserved Texans by opening doors to healthcare and health-related social services

Vision

A healthy life for every Texan

Values

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 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

380,000

Members

3,600

Primary Care Doctors

7,800

Specialists

99

Hospitals

8,100

Pharmacies

17,800

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 

Trevan Ross
Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer

Pam Hellstrom
Chief Compliance Officer 

Vernicka Porter-Sales, MD 
Chief Medical Officer

Laurie Levermann
Vice President, Information Systems

Daisy Morales
Vice President, Community Affairs

Hemina Patel
Vice President, Provider Network & Operations

Sebrina Allison, RN
Vice President, Medical Affairs Operations

Taylor Cooper
Vice President and General Counsel

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.

“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