Make the smart decision about your health coverage and care.

If you're in good health, you need to maintain it. Maintaining good health is just as important as addressing a known condition. Your story is your own, but the goal we all strive for is this: Being as healthy as possible. Enjoying life. Feeling independent.

Understanding and trusting your health care options is critical.

Community HealthEssentials™ is a health insurance coverage plan offered through the Washington State Health Benefits Exchange.

There are three different Community HealthEssentials coverage levels available in 26 counties: Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

Community HealthEssentials is offered by Community Health Plan of Washington and administered by First Choice Health.

Community Health Plan of Washington has partnered with First Choice Health to provide the administrative services for our Community HealthEssentials private health insurance plans. This includes Customer Service, Claims Processing, Utilization and Case Management, and access to the First Choice Health PPO Network.

First Choice Health has the largest independent PPO network in the state. Members enjoy access to more than 25,000 providers, including 100+ Community Health Center clinics, 500 affiliated clinics, and more than 100 hospitals. 

To find out if your provider is in the First Choice Health network or to search for a new one, please access the online directory link below:

Please note: Community HealthEssentials is the only Community Health Plan of Washington plan that uses the First Choice Health PPO Network.

For more information:

For more information about Community HealthEssentials plans, including benefits and costs, go to www.wahealthplanfinder.org. For additional questions, please contact First Choice Health Customer Service at 1-800-930-0132 (TTY Relay: Dial 7-1-1).

This program will be available through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange during Open Enrollment: October 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014.