Overview | Snohomish County
Snohomish County Alliance for Health Access (SCAHA) is a joint effort by provider groups and hospitals to provide specialty care services for the uninsured. SCAHA has partnered with Project Access Northwest to provide our unique case management services for Snohomish County residents.
A Model of Care that Works
Project Access screens all patient referrals to ensure that appropriate tests and paperwork are completed BEFORE the uninsured patient goes to see 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 specialists. More than 95% of Project Access patients keep their appointments, compared to fewer than 70% in typical uninsured populations.
More than 900 physicians and other 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.
Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer.
A growing number of administrative volunteers are working with Case Management and in Administration.
Who Do We Serve?
Our patients are referred to us for specialty care from safety net primary care providers throughout King County and all are uninsured or underinsured.
Our patients live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Thirty-three percent of our patients speak a language other than English.
For a list of other Project Access programs in Washington state, click here.