When we opened our doors 20 years ago, no one could have imagined what Community Health Choice would become. We began in 1997 with only a handful of employees who had a narrow mission: Improve the health of underserved children in Harris County by making health insurance more affordable.
Two decades later, everything we do is still guided by a mission to open doors to better health in Southeast Texas.
We’re proud of all that we have accomplished in the name of this mission, and that’s why we’re celebrating the remarkable chance we’ve been given to serve our Members. We feel humbled and honored by the opportunity to continue the important work we’re doing for the next 20 years and beyond.
Community Health Choice’s vision is a healthy life for every Texan.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of underserved Texans by opening doors to healthcare and health-related social services.
The team members of Community Health Choice 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.
What We Do
We are a local, non-profit, Managed Care Organization (MCO) offering Children's Medicaid (STAR) and CHIP programs. We also offer plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Community has a network of 10,000 doctors and 77 hospitals.
Our Care Management team offers:
- Health education
- Programs for asthma, diabetes, and high-risk pregnancy
We are affiliated with the Harris Health System. However, we do not receive any money from Harris Health System or from Harris County taxpayers.
Our Community Outreach Team
Community cares about helping you and your family get the healthcare coverage you need. We work with many community organizations to serve you. What we do:
- Offer application assistance
- Host fun back-to-school events
- Host events with community-based organizations (CBOs)
- Participate in local health fairs and events
Email JoLynn.Turner@CommunityHealthChoice.org to learn more.
Community in the Community
Community Board of Directors
Board Vice Chair
Dr. Jose Garcia
Dr. Arthur Bracey
Dr. Vivian Ho
Dr. Stephen McKernan
Community Executive Leadership Team
EVP and Chief Operations Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Information Officer
Chief HR/Administrative Officer
Chief Compliance and Quality Officer
Karen Hill, M.D.
Sr. VP, Medical Affairs
VP, Information Systems
VP, Community Affairs
VP, Business Development and Call Center Operations
Director, Legal Affairs