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Healthy communities care for all of their members.

Your gift today can give much-needed hope to our patients and helped them make it through their darkest days.

We'd like to introduce you to Janelle, one of the patients who received life-saving care.

“I don’t know what I would have done,” reflects Janelle, when asked how she could have handled a health crisis without your support. “I would have ended up at great risk, and something worse could have happened. I didn’t have money or insurance. It would have been chaos for me. I could have died.”

Janelle’s health story begins in 2019, when she felt pain in her chest. As the sole parent of two daughters — working hourly jobs to support her family — Janelle had no health insurance and no resources to address her health concerns. But over the next year, her pain intensified, and she knew she needed help.

She went to the Emergency Department, where she received X-rays, a diagnosis of pneumonia and instructions to follow up with HealthPoint, her community health center. At that follow-up appointment, Janelle learned that the X-rays revealed a breast nodule and buildup of extra fluid between her lungs and chest wall. She needed immediate specialty care.

That’s when donors like you saved Janelle’s life. After expedited advanced imaging revealed that Janelle had breast cancer, she received life-saving surgery and chemotherapy — at no cost to her. Project Access Northwest partnered with a wide range of specialists at Pacific Medical Centers to make sure Janelle had the best chance of surviving cancer and being there for her daughters as they grow up.

“I don’t know what I would have done,” reflects Janelle, when asked how she could have handled a health crisis without your support. “I would have ended up at great risk, and something worse could have happened. I didn’t have money or insurance. It would have been chaos for me. I could have died.”

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

We offer innovative solutions to complex problems.

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.

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

A recent study of our gastroenterology patients revealed that $325 in care coordination returns $3,480 in treatment—a 1070% return on investment!

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 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.