About Us

The Health Plans from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)

VNSNY CHOICE was created in the 1990’s by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, to further its mission of care and compassion for vulnerable New Yorkers. On any given day, VNSNY serves about 48,500 patients and health plan members throughout New York State.

As part of the VNSNY family, CHOICE is able to draw upon VNSNY’s unmatched breadth and depth of clinical expertise. Every day we make a difference for our members in helping to improve their health, independence, and quality of life. 
 
Because we are a not-for-profit organization, VNSNY CHOICE can focus first and foremost on the health of our members. At CHOICE, decisions about your care are made by clinicians, not by clerks.  

Expert care coordination for people with complex health needs

Many of our health plan members live with several chronic conditions and diseases of aging — such as heart failure, hypertension, and diabetes. Many others have physical disabilities, or are living with HIV. For these members, one of the most valuable services we provide is expert care coordination — helping to manage the care and support they need to continue living well in their own homes and communities.

We are proud to report that in 2017, 81% of our HIV-positive plan members had undetectable viral loads.*

Deep roots in the communities we serve

As New Yorkers, we understand that living well in your own home and community is about more than just physical wellbeing. It’s about all the pleasures and blessings of life, and the feeling of independence, that wellness makes possible. It’s about feeling “at home” — comfortable and safe, surrounded by your favorite things, your best-loved family and friends, your cherished experiences. It’s where you belong. 

Learn more about CHOICE health plans, here.

*2017 VNSNY claims and Uniform Assessment Systems data, CHOICE Medicaid integrated long term care plans | 2017 Viral Load Suppression results, New York State Department of Health.

Last updated 11/2/2018