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Adults and families may be able to receive free or low cost health insurance through the Washingtom Health Program administered by the Washington State Health Care Authority.  Many families qualify and don't even know it!  In addition to medical care, the Washington Health Program offers dental, vision and mental health or substance abuse counseling.  It's easy to apply!  See the King County website  or use the flyers and applications on this page. 

Informational Flyers:   

Application Forms: 










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How to find out if you qualify:

Step 1 - Expenses:

Write down your family's monthly income (before tax)
Subtract any monthly work-related child care or adult care expenses you pay.
Subtract all monthly court-ordered child support payments you pay for a child living outside the home.
Subtract $90 for each working adult in the household

Step 2 - Compare to see if you qualify:

Even if you have been denied before, your children may qualify now. If your family’s monthly income is at or below the following standards, your children may qualify for medical coverage.

Total number in family
(Including yourself)

Monthly income limit for free coverage
Monthly income limit for low-cost coverage*
Income levels are effective through March 2009. This chart deals with health insurance for children under age 19 only. Other programs may be available for families and pregnant women.

*Low-cost coverage is $15 per month, per child; up to a maximum of $45 per month, per family.

To get help filling out the application:

  • Call Community Health Access Program (CHAP) at 1-800-756-5437. CHAP will get an interpreter for you. Just tell them the language you need when you call.
  • Click here for a listing of Application Workers who can help you in person or over the phone.
  • See Public Health - Access & Outreach team below who can help you over the phone or at one of their outreach sites.

Seattle Team:

Brett Downey (Spanish / Español)


Jennell Hicks


Doris Harris


Penny Lara (Spanish / Español)


Daphne Pie


South King County Team:

Miguel Urquiza (Spanish / Español) 206-296-9785
Cathy Aby 253-874-7425
Cindy Mai (Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt) 206-296-3949
Carmen Olvera (Spanish / Español) 206-296-3948