EV-D68 virus can threaten children
A nasty virus can cause serious respiratory symptoms and appears to have shown up in the Seattle area. It can be particularly serious for children with asthma or other breathing conditions. The Department of Health has posted guidelines and background on its website. Read more.
Help for wildfire victims
Apple Health clients affected by wildfires in North-Central Washington who need medical supplies, medical equipment, or medications lost or destroyed by fire or inaccessible due to evacuation can get replacements without pre-authorization.
First-timers' Guide to Washington Apple Health (Medicaid)
Now that you've enrolled in Apple Health, what's next? There's a guide in plain language that explains what to expect (available in nine languages).
The five-year plan is a bold initiative to transform health and health care in Washington, delivering better health, better health care, and lower costs. Read the plan.
The HW website
includes resources, documents and other information from the planning process.
Apply for Apple Health (Medicaid) any time.