Local Nonprofit Helps Uninsured Children & Families Find Health Insurance
Thanks to an innovative partnership between the Mount Baker School District and a local nonprofit agency, families can connect with free, confidential services to get health insurance for their children. To make the process quick and easy, the Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access (WAHA) offers families telephone consultations, impartial online information on a wide variety of options, and/or one-on-one application assistance.
WAHA will inform and assist families on the following insurance options:
The Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring access to healthcare services for all members of our community. Composed of a wide range of partners including leaders from the nonprofit, business and governmental sectors, as well as many local health care organizations, we are dedicated to solving community healthcare problems.
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Healthy Kids are Better Learners—Parents Have Options
Less likely to receive treatment for injuries…less likely to be immunized… eight times less likely to have a regular source of medical care…five times more likely to receive care in a hospital emergency room.
Who does this describe? Children without health insurance.
Regardless of a family’s income, the cost of medical care often prevents or delays uninsured children from receiving the care that they need. Health insurance increases a family’s access to the medical care that keeps their child a healthy, active learner.
You have options! Locally, the Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access offers staff ready to help you explore your state and commercial insurance choices.
The Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access (WAHA) is a local, nonprofit community service committed to increasing health access for all members of our community. We can help you understand your health insurance options, navigate the process of applying, and help you find a doctor.