Community Health Plan of Washington
The Power of Community
For 25 years and counting, we’ve provided access to quality Medicaid coverage to Washington’s residents in their own communities. We expanded to cover Medicare patients in 2007 and entered the health care marketplace in 2013. All of our coverage is geared toward a model of care that treats the whole person and fosters trust, compassion, respect, and equality.
We were founded in 1992 by Washington’s community health centers. The CHCs wanted to form an insurance plan that would help coordinate care and advocate for people who were not being served by traditional insurance companies. We became the first not-for-profit managed care plan founded by Community Health Centers in the state, and today we are still the only not-for-profit to provide managed care to Apple Health members.
Committed to Washington’s Communities
Community Health Plan of Washington is committed to Washington’s communities. Our employee Mission Committee partners with local charities to organize quarterly drives collecting food, toiletries, clothing, books, holiday gifts, and school supplies. CHPW employees frequently get out of the office to use their 40 hours of paid volunteer time, serving meals at food banks and cleaning up community spaces.
Together with our family of Community Health Centers, we empower members with services that go beyond traditional health care, like food, housing, and transportation assistance.