Working together for better outcomes.
After a century of providing trustworthy healthcare, Parkland Health & Hospital System saw a need to extend its mission and offer high-quality, low-cost care to Dallas County residents without private health insurance. The goal was to serve as a bridge connecting the community's uninsured population to programs and services designed specifically for them.
In 1999, Parkland Community Health Plan was established as a managed care organization. With the support of local community leaders, PCHP began providing services to Texas Medicaid STAR and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) recipients, helping members to access reliable care, improve their overall health, and feel valued as part of their communities.
Through the PCHP network, members can access convenient, affordable healthcare and trust that they have a place to turn for safe, quality healthcare services for themselves and their families. Our service area covers Dallas, Collin, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, and Rockwall counties, where members can seek care at more than 6,000 doctors and specialists and over 40 hospitals and urgent care centers.
Our plans provide a complete continuum of care, with a focus on educating members and empowering them to take charge of their health. Access to regular preventive care and assistance in managing chronic conditions reduces the need for emergency room visits and improves the overall health of the communities in which we serve. Today, we aim to change the way communities think about healthcare by connecting people to meaningful health and wellness experiences.
Please visit our leadership page to learn more about the executive team shaping who PCHP is for our members and across our local community.