• 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 and Snohomish counties.)

Our patients live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. A third of our patients speak a language other than English.



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 Development Director Melissa Johnson at 206-496-1591 or melissaj@projectaccessnw.org.



Special Events

Thank you for joining us at
"A Night of Gratitude"

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Quick Facts

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

More than 5200 patients were referred to us for care in 2014, and 1300 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. Patients referred and case managed by Project Access Northwest are uninsured or underinsured and have a combined household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline.

More than 95% of Project Access patients keep their appointments, compared to fewer than 70% in typical uninsured populations.

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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