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Resources for the general public

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You may be eligible for free health insurance—depending on your income. If you earn too much for free Medicaid insurance, you could buy one of the insurance plans offered through Washington Healthplanfinder.

Open enrollment period will continue through January 31, 2016. If you qualify for Washington Apple Health (also called Medicaid), enrollment is ongoing—you can sign up any time.


Learn about health insurance available for:

Your family's monthly income may qualify you for free or low-cost energy and utility assistance services through Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Utility Discount Program (UDP).

Learn more about qualifications and how to apply for these programs.

Now there's a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or anywhere else you need to go. It's ORCA LIFT, a new, reduced transit fare that can help you get more out of your public transportation system. ORCA LIFT cards can be used for Metro buses for only $1.50 per trip, any time of the day. To qualify, a person's household income must be no more than 200 percent of the federal poverty level as established by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.

Learn more about ORCA LIFT and where to get one.

El programa de Acceso a Servicios y Alcance Comunitario fue establecido en 1988 para promover la salud y reducir las desigualdades aumentando el acceso al cuidado de salud y otros programas de beneficio público. Haga clic aquí para más información en español.

Resources for health care providers

First Friday Forums (FFF) provides information for King County health care providers including updates on Medicaid, Basic Health and other publicly sponsored government programs. Learn about health care program eligibility, application process, advocacy and a forum for problem-solving and collaboration. Access FFF meeting materials and related resources.
The Promotora model is a culturally sensitive, lay health educator for the Latina community. It has been used throughout the United States to address domestic violence, chronic disease, and oral health. Learn more about the program.

The Access & Outreach program provides trainings and technical support to our community partners. As the lead Navigator organization in King County under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we help people apply for health insurance coverage, and we also coordinate a network of over 600 Navigators at partner organizations throughout the county.

Learn more about tips and best practices for Navigators.

Get help from the Access and Outreach team


South King County
Seattle, North & East King County

Not sure who to call? Use this hotline:

Community Health Access Program (CHAP): We can help you find a dentist, doctor or nurse and quality health care you can afford. Our service is free. Call us. Interpreters are available.

Where to send applications and documents:

Access & Outreach
Public Health - Seattle & King County
401 5th Ave., Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98104

Or fax the application to 206-296-0881