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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Welcome to Access and Outreach

Need help finding the right health-related services? We connect people in need to medical providers, health insurance options, and many essential services – ranging from food and energy assistance, to breast cancer and dental care options.

Click on a link below to display a list of services. And watch for our outreach workers at various locations in King County.

The Access & Outreach program also provides trainings and technical support to our community partners. As the lead "In-Person Assister" 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 In-Person Assisters at partner organizations throughout the county.

( + ) Free to low cost health insurance

You may be eligible for free health insurance—depending on your income. If you earn too much for free Medicaid insurance, the next open enrollment period for low-cost private insurance starts on November 15, 2014. Learn more.

( + ) Health services
( + ) Food assistance
( + ) Energy assistance programs

Your family's monthly income may qualify you for free or low-cost energy and utility assistance services.

( + ) Phone and web assistance programs
( + ) Community resources

Vision information for clients with Apple Health (Medicaid coverage or if you have a ProviderOne card). You must obtain vision examinations through your health plan.

( + ) Where to get help

Access and Outreach team:

Seattle, North & East King County:

Brett Downey (English/Spanish)

Callista Kennedy (English)

Luis Salazar (English/Spanish)

Javier Amaya (English/Spanish)

Rod Kim (English)
206-477-0263 (Homeless outreach)

Jennifer Covert (English)

Ted Christie (English)

South King County:

Carmen Olvera (English/Spanish)

Carolina Marx (English/Spanish)

Cindy Mai (English/Vietnamese)

Miguel Urquiza (English/Spanish)

Willie Allen (English)

How to get help:

Not sure who to call? Use this hotline:

Community Health Access Program (CHAP):
Phone: 206-284-0331 or 1-800-756-5437
Web address:

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


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