CDCHC has insurance eligibility specialists ready to guide you though the process of getting insurance coverage.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more and more Americans are eligible for affordable health coverage. And we have experts on staff who can help you get the coverage you need. You may even be eligible for free insurance, depending on your income.
In Washington state, residents can search for insurance coverage and compare plans online at Washington Healthplanfinder. For 2016 coverage, the Qualified Health Plan Open Enrollment Period is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. You may enroll year-round if you: qualify for Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage; are an enrolled member of a federally-recognized Tribe or Alaska Native Corporation; or are enrolling in the Small Business Health Options Program
In Washington State, Medicaid is called Washington Apple Health. Any U.S. citizen or eligible resident who earns less than 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), representing an annual income of $16,100 for one person, qualifies for this plan, which covers doctor's appointments, emergency care, maternity care, mental health services, treatment for chemical or alcohol dependence, dental and vision care for children, limited dental and vision care for adults, prescription medication, transportation to and from appointments when needed, and an interpreter for your appointment.
Call the eligibility specialist at your clinic to learn more.
Country Doctor Community Clinic: (206) 299-1627
Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center: (206) 299-1947
CDCHC accepts most forms of insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare. Please contact us if you have specific concerns about your insurance coverage.
What if I don’t have insurance?
Don't hesitate to get the medical care you need, regardless of your insurance coverage. Our insurance eligibility specialists will be happy to help you investigate your options for coverage. Uninsured patients will be charged on a sliding scale, based on family size and income.
Who is eligible for Washington Apple Health/Medicaid?
Any U.S. citizen or eligible resident who earns less than 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), representing an annual income of $16,100 for one person, will be eligible for Washington Apple Health / Medicaid. Low-income individuals/families and small businesses may be eligible for subsidies and/or tax credits to pay for their health insurance plan through the Health Benefit Exchange.
What information do I need to apply?
You will be asked to supply the following information about yourself and family members: Social Security numbers, birthdays, income information for all adults and all minors age 14 or older, and Information about health insurance available to your family. Legal immigrants should provide a foreign passport, alien, or other immigration numbers.
What if I get insurance? Do I need to change providers?
If you become insured, we hope you will allow us to continue to provide your health care. The more insured patients we see, the easier it is for us to maintain our mission of providing care to those without insurance.