Subsidized care and coverage

Subsidized care and coverage

Kaiser Permanente Northwest believes in supporting healthy communities. And we think one of the best ways to do this is by offering care through our providers.

As part of our efforts to ensure health access for those most in need, Kaiser Permanente Northwest offers several options for subsidized care and coverage to qualifying individuals and families.

Charitable Health Coverage

Kaiser Permanente Northwest in partnership with Project Access NOW offers health coverage through the Community Health Coverage Program to adults and children who do not have access to any other public or private health care coverage.

Learn more about the Community Health Coverage Program's eligibility requirements and how to enroll.

Medical Financial Assistance

The Medical Financial Assistance program helps low-income, uninsured, or underinsured patients who need help paying for all or part of their medical care received from Kaiser Permanente. Patients are eligible for financial assistance when their family income is at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG). Patients should consult with a counselor to determine eligibility and for assistance applying. Patients who have experienced unusually high medical expenses may be eligible for the program, regardless of household income.

Learn more about the MFA's eligibility requirements and how to enroll.


Medicaid provides publicly financed health coverage for limited-income individuals and families. To qualify for Medicaid, you must meet certain state-specific requirements. You may qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid based on your income (based on the Federal Poverty Level guidelines), family size and age.

To learn more about Medicaid and find out whether you are eligible to receive your Medicaid health care from Kaiser Permanente, visit our Medicaid web pages and read about your state requirements.