​For more information on the Medicare/Medicaid Integration Project, visit the DSHS website.

What is a Health Home?

Health Homes provide integration - or close coordination of primary and behavioral health/substance use services. They are most commonly, but not always, focused on serving individuals with one or more chronic health conditions. As defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a health home provides six specific services beyond the clinical services offered by a typical primary care provider:
  • Comprehensive care management
  • Care coordination and health promotion
  • Comprehensive transitional care and follow-up
  • Patient and family support
  • Referral to community and social support services
  • Use of information technology to link services, if applicable

A medical home can be the facility for a health home, or the health home may be located in another facility, such as a behavioral health practice or community-based organization.

The Health Care Authority is conducting several Requests for Applications to qualify Health Homes. If you are interested in becoming a Qualified Health Home, visit our contracts and grants page.

Stakeholder List

This list of stakeholders expressed interest in Washington State's Health Home proposal.

If you would like to be added or removed from this list, please email Gini Britton with your name, organization, and email address.

Health Home Referral Tool and Process

Health Home Readiness Review Desk Audits and On-site Visits


Contract Templates

Health Home Forms

Enrollment Material



Qualified Health Homes

Strategy 2 Request for Applications - King and Snohomish Counties

Washington Health Home State Plan Amendment

Managed Fee-for-Service Health Homes