Need medical help after your doctor's office is closed?
Call the Nurse Help Line toll-free at 1.888.332.2730. Find an Urgent Care Center near you. In the case of an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Learn more about our programs. Call us at 832.CHC.CARE (832.242.2273) or 1.844.297.4450. We would love to hear from you!
As a Community Health Choice Member, you may be eligible to join one of these Care Management Programs at no cost to you!
If you join, you will have your own personal nurse care manager. Together, you will create a health plan just for you to help you manage your condition. It will include things like:
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.
Sometimes people call diabetes “a touch of sugar” or “borderline diabetes.” These terms suggest that someone doesn’t really have diabetes or has a less serious case, but every case of diabetes is serious.
Diabetes Management Program Goals:
Improve your quality of life with our help
Develop a treatment plan
Work with your Primary Care Physician on your treatment plan
Refer you to helpful community resources
A treatment plan is only successful when you understand it, follow it, and commit to making the right choices every day. If you have diabetes, you must make the right choices about your diet, exercise, medications, and monitoring every day. We are here to help you!
What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic disease that inflames the airways. This means that people with asthma generally have inflammation that is long lasting and needs managing. An asthma episode, also called an asthma flare-up or asthma attack, can happen at any time. Mild symptoms may only last a few minutes while more severe asthma symptoms can last hours or days.
Common symptoms include:
Wheezing (a whistling, squeaky sound when you breathe)
Shortness of breath
Asthma is common among children and teens. When you can’t breathe, it can be very scary. We understand, and we are here to support you.
Asthma Management Program Goals:
Learn about asthma and what causes attacks
Reduce your asthma-related symptoms
Develop a treatment plan
Prevent visits to the emergency room or hospital
Help you find support from others with asthma
What is heart failure?
Heart failure means that the heart isn’t pumping as well as it should be. Your body depends on the heart’s pumping action to deliver oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to the body’s cells. When the cells are nourished properly, the body can function normally.
With heart failure, the weakened heart can’t supply the cells with enough blood.
Common symptoms include:
Everyday activities such as walking, climbing stairs or carrying groceries can become very difficult.
Heart Failure Program Management Goals
What is a “high-risk” pregnancy?
A “high-risk” pregnancy means that you have one or more things that raise your — or your baby’s — chance for health problems or preterm (early) delivery.
Some of these things are:
Our goal is to help reach your 37th week of pregnancy. Your personal nurse care manager will work with you up until you deliver and for two months after you have your baby.
High-Risk Perinatal Program Goals
What is a “behavioral health”?
Behavioral Health or mental health, is an important part of an individual’s overall health and well-being. It defines the mind-body connection which guides many aspects of our daily lives. How we think, feel, act, and respond to the world around us illustrates how healthy we are “mentally.” Many of us have life-experiences and circumstances that negatively affect our mental health.
As with physical health, untreated behavioral health issues can lead to chronic depression, anxiety, hallucinations, and mood disturbances. Community ensures that behavioral health services are available at the appropriate time and in the least restrictive setting possible, so Members can safely access care without adversely affecting their physical and/or behavioral health.
Mental health services provide help to children and adults with a range of diagnosis, including, but not limited to:
Community’s Behavioral Health Team is comprised of licensed mental health professionals who along with the member, identify goals for continued stability, provide referrals and resources to help resolve barriers to care, and monitor treatment and discharge planning needs.
Behavioral Health Program Goals:
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Provider Services Hotline
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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