Potential government shutdown

In the event of a federal government shutdown, individuals enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid), Public Employees Benefits Board, and School Employees Benefits Board coverage—and those accessing behavioral health services—will not experience a disruption in care. In addition, health care providers will continue to be paid for the services they provide.

If a shutdown occurs, we will share more information at that time.

Apple Health public health emergency (PHE)

Important: Stay covered! Are you enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage? It may be time to complete your renewal. Make sure your address and phone number are up to date so you can stay enrolled. Report a change.

Calls starting for Apple Health Client Survey

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ (DSHS) Research and Data Analysis (RDA) team is surveying more than 1,200 clients for their biennial Client Survey.

  • The survey will run from now through April 2023.
  • Calls will be made to social and health services clients receiving benefits from:
    • Health Care Authority (HCA),
    • Department of Children, Youth, and Families, and/or
    • Department of Social and Health Services
  • Surveyed clients will receive a letter prior to the phone call asking for participation.

Apple Health (Medicaid) clients may receive a phone call asking them to participate in the client survey. HCA uses the results from the survey to us measure Apple Health client satisfaction and recommendations for change.

Read about the results from the 2021 Apple Health client survey to learn more.