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 the chronically ill and the elderly. 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. 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.  
VNSNY CHOICE is an organization with roots deep in the communities we serve. So, we understand that living well at home is about more than just physical well-being. It’s about all the pleasures and blessings of life, great and small, 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 memories. It’s where you belong.

A special expertise in caring for older adults

Because of the people we serve, VNSNY CHOICE has acquired a strong expertise in geriatrics and the diseases of aging – such as heart failure, hypertension and diabetes. Every day we make a difference for our members in helping to improve their health, independence and quality of life.

The importance of care coordination

For many of our members, one of the most valuable services we provide is care coordination – helping to manage and coordinate the care and support they get from their doctors and other providers (like Meals on Wheels, for example). And the CHOICE approach to care coordination has been nationally recognized for its success in reducing avoidable hospital admissions and emergency room visits among our members. Learn more.

You have lots of plan options

Currently, VNSNY CHOICE offers seven health plan options: three CHOICE Long Term Care Plans, three CHOICE Medicare Advantage plans, and one HIV/Special Needs Plan. Find out which one best meets your individual needs. See details.