• 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.


pull quoteA 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.


doctor photoWho Volunteers?

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



Additional sponsors


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 sallien@projectaccessnw.org.



Winter 2015 News

Click here to read
our latest newsletter and learn about our new efforts
to fill the gap left by the Affordable Care Act:
Premium Assistance and
our partnership with
Minor & James


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What's New?

Download our
2013 annual report
to learn about Project Access Northwest's successful 2013.

Quick Facts

We provide our funders with a 17:1 return on their health care dollar.

Nearly 4,800 patients were referred to us for care in 2012, and 1100 doctors, dentists and other licensed clinicians volunteered through Project Access Northwest.

Volunteer specialists donate up to two new patient appointments every month and partner hospitals donate all related services.

Patients are referred to us from safety net providers throughout King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties. Of the patients referred and case managed by Project Access Northwest, 87 percent are uninsured or underinsured and have a combined household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline.

Only 5 percent of the Project Access patients are no-shows to their appointments! Our no-show rate has declined from 7 percent in 2008, resulting in healthier patients and satisfied specialists.

We serve an incredibly diverse patient population! In 2012, a third of our patients spoke one of 37 different languages, other than English.

Imaging centers, labs and other ancillary services providers also donate needed services and equipment to ensure Project Access Northwest patients receive the best possible care.

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