For Project Access Northwest, opening doors means removing the logistical and financial barriers to specialty medical and dental care for patients and their health care providers.
A Model of Care that Works
Project Access Northwest screens all patient referrals to ensure that appropriate tests and paperwork are completed BEFORE the patient sees a specialist. By arranging for the necessary laboratory and imaging services as well as qualified interpreters, we remove the barriers that prevent patients from keeping their appointments with medical or dental specialists. More than 95% of Project Access Northwest patients keep their appointments, compared to fewer than 70% in typical uninsured populations.
Nearly 1,300 health care providers currently volunteer with Project Access Northwest.
Based on the principal of sharing the load of caring for the uninsured across a broad section of the provider community, providers commit to seeing a discrete number of uninsured each year.
A growing number of administrative volunteers are working with Case Management and in Administration.
Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer.
Who Do We Serve?
Our patients, all of whom are uninsured or underinsured, are referred to us for specialty medical care from safety net primary care providers throughout King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties. (At this time, dental care is available only in King County.)
Our patients live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. A third of our patients speak a language other than English.
For a list of other Project Access programs in Washington state, click here.
Thank you to our Premier Sponsors
Group Health Physicians
Consider becoming a sponsor of Project Access Northwest.
It's a community solution that works.
To learn more, please contact Executive Director Sallie Neillie at 206-788-4559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.