Expedited Apple Health (Medicaid) application process for individuals with suspected coronavirus

Thu, 03/12/2020

The Health Care Authority has created a process for Apple Health (Medicaid) applications for uninsured individuals with symptoms that could be related to the novel coronavirus.

If a health care provider suspects novel coronavirus, they should consult with their local public health department to determine whether the person should be tested. If the person meets the criteria for testing, public health will consult and coordinate with the provider and patient. Lack of insurance should not be a barrier to testing and treatment.

If a person presents with symptoms and does not have medical coverage, providers may:

  • Call 360-725-9511 to begin an expedited Apple Health application Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Voicemails will be returned within 24 business hours.
  • Submit emails to AskMAGI@hca.wa.gov and indicate “URGENT – Coronavirus App” in the subject line.

HCA and the state Department of Health (DOH) are exploring other sources of funding to cover testing for those who are not determined eligible for Apple Health.

More information about the coronavirus

  • DOH webpage about coronavirus
  • DOH phone line for members of the public to ask questions, such as how the virus is spread and what to do if they have symptoms: 1-800-525-0127 and press #