By Leanne Noren
Pierce County Project Access (PCPA) is a non-profit organization that helps low-income people access healthcare. Two programs are available to Pierce County residents:
Premium Assistance is for people who are eligible to purchase a health plan on Washington State’s Health Exchange. This program helps people pay for their monthly premiums when they meet criteria for the program. Criteria is: must be a Pierce County resident for at least three months, file taxes, and up to $47,080 household income for a single person or up to $97,000 for a family of four. PCPA offers premium assistance for silver level plans only.
The Donated Care program is for people who are not eligible for any form of health insurance. PCPA has a network of physicians and other healthcare providers who donate care for those who are uninsured. To qualify for donated care you must live in Pierce County for at least three months, have a household income of up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level, which is $29,425 for a single person or $60,625 for a family of four, and be uninsured.
To find out more about these programs, please call (253) 572-7265.