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Stacy, a stay-at-home mom desperately trying to balance her limited budget and keep her family insured without help from an employer-sponsored health plan, faced a new crisis when her husband—the sole provider for her family—needed medical care.
“We were having trouble affording the medical bills,” she describes. “We had insurance at the time, but our deductible was so high we were still in trouble.”
Stacy contacted her local hospital to see if she could work out a payment plan. That’s when Stacy received a life-changing referral to Project Access Northwest’s Premium Assistance Program.
“I can’t tell you how that year really changed our life,” says Stacy. “I was feeling so desperate at the time.”
With support from her Premium Assistance coordinator Linh, Stacy managed to maintain health insurance coverage for her family, make a plan to pay off the medical bills, and provide critical support and advocacy for her son.
Today Stacy and her family are looking forward to brighter days ahead—perhaps with a job promotion, salary increase and employer-sponsored health insurance.
You may know people just like Stacy. She could be your sister, friend or next door neighbor. In fact, there are thousands of people like her, in need of your help right now. With the generosity of donors like you, we help families afford the health care coverage they need. You can change a life!
Please give today.
For more than a decade, we have teamed up with community partners and sponsors to remove the barriers and increase access for all to medical and dental services. In an ever-changing health care environment, our core competence in care coordination remains critically important — and an important element of all our programs. From Premium Assistance to our new Health Home program, we constantly evolve to meet the needs of patients.
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
A recent study of our gastroenterology patients revealed that $325 in care coordination returns $3,480 in treatment—a 1070% return on investment!
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 lives back again.”
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.