Why Choose SelectHealth
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Why Choose SelectHealth?

SelectHealth is committed to our member’s healthcare no matter their gender identity, expression or sexual orientation.

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SelectHealth is
committed to our members.

SelectHealth from VNS Health is a specialized Medicaid plan. This plan is for people living with HIV, individuals of transgender experience, and gender non-conforming or people experiencing homelessness, regardless of HIV status.

SelectHealth is dedicated to providing high-quality personalized care to people with complex health needs.

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An HIV Specialist is Your
Primary Care Doctor
For members with HIV, your primary care doctor is an HIV specialist.

covers a wide range
of services

We offer high-quality personalized care. Some SelectHealth benefits include:

  • Medical and hospital services, dental, vision care and more.*

  • Easy access to expert HIV and transgender healthcare specialists in hospitals, physician groups and private practices

  • Excellent medical specialists in other fields including cardiology, dermatology, pulmonary medicine and endocrinology

  • Access to substance use treatment providers, behavioral health providers, and mental health specialists*

  • Access to culturally competent and gender-affirming services

  • Dedicated care coordinators who tailor care and services to each individual member

  • Coverage for dependent children

*As of April 1, 2023, outpatient prescription drugs are covered by Medicaid NYRx. Medical benefits, including some physician-administered drugs, are covered by SelectHealth. For more information, visit https://member.emedny.org.
**SelectHealth works with Carelon Behavioral Health (formerly Beacon Health Options) to provide these services. More information on Home and Community Based Services can be found here.

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You may be eligible to receive the services of SelectHealth if you live in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Nassau or Westchester County.

SelectHealth has deep roots in
the communities we serve.

We have decades of experience serving the unique ethnic and cultural needs of our city’s diverse populations, including people living with HIV, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. The SelectHealth coverage area includes:

  • Brooklyn

  • The Bronx

  • Manhattan

  • Queens

  • Nassau County

  • Westchester County

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SAGE awarded SelectHealth
with platinum status.

SelectHealth is proud to be the only HIV special needs plan with a Platinum-level certification from the LGBT advocacy group SAGE (Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders). This certification means that SelectHealth staff have received SAGE’s LGBTQ cultural competency training. Training our staff is just one way we show our commitment to treating the LGBTQ community with respect, understanding and sensitivity.

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