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We don't know what health care changes are coming in 2017, but our mission remains the same.

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Your gift can be life-changing.

L-R: Sarah Vander Beek, DMD, Chief Dental Officer at Neighborcare Health; Aarika Anderson, DMD, Dentist at Rainier Beach Medical & Dental Clinic; Ginny Evans, patient.

Patient Ginny Evans explains the impact of Project Access Northwest: “It’s changed my life… I lived on carbs like mashed potatoes and rice, since my mouth hurt so badly I couldn’t chew.”

Here's why sponsors, donors and volunteers support Project Access Northwest:

We develop innovative solutions to address the gaps in access and coverage.

We have a track record of developing programs with community partners and sponsors to address gaps in access. Health care continues to be an ever-changing landscape and our core competence in care management is valuable in multiple settings with multiple partners.

Thanks to committed community partners like Seattle Special Care Dentistry featured in this report, dental referrals were nearly 47 percent of all referrals in 2014. 

We saw that specialty providers were overwhelmed by the surging demand from newly insured Medicaid patients, but didn’t want to close their doors to these patients. We worked with Minor & James to provide pacing and coordination for their Medicaid patients, enabling them to manage their care load and continue to provide access to dozens of specialties. 

We noted the thousands of individuals whose household income was too high for Apple Health/Medicaid, but couldn’t afford the premiums on the Health Benefit Exchange. We worked with hospital partners to develop the Premium Assistance Program, helping patients continue their coverage.

We save health care dollars.

By ensuring that a specialist sees a patient with the right paperwork, imaging and lab reports, we create an efficient visit, maximizing the use of a specialist’s time. We often hear from providers that they wish all patients were managed as well as Project Access Northwest patients.

By helping patients find care in a provider’s office instead of a hospital emergency room, we help improve efficiency, lower costs and improve patients’ continuity of care.

By enabling patients to continue their insurance coverage through premium assistance, we help them continue to access the care they need while helping hospitals manage their charity care

Our donors change lives.

Whether it’s a new hip or knee, a gastroenterology procedure, or treatment for a painful and infected tooth, providing desperately needed specialty care can change someone’s life. Patients who get they care they need are often able to return to work and take an active part in family life. Our donors help patients “get their life back again.”

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Project Access Northwest is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your financial support enables us to keep this important community service available for those in need.