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Washington’s Native Communities

Serving Washington’s Native Population: Urban Indian, American Indian, and Alaskan Native

Since our founding, Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) has worked to treat each of our members as a whole person. That means respecting the individual needs, experiences, and goals of our members.

We meet members where they are and offer high-quality services in their own community. For members who identify as a Native American or Alaska Native, your care will be covered whether you choose to see a Tribal Health provider or one of our network providers.

There are 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington. Each tribe is unique, and every American Indian or Alaskan Native-identified person experiences their culture in their own way. Respect for cultural identity is at the core of our community-driven approach to care.

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Accessing tribal health care

Finding a primary care provider (PCP) can be done either through our online provider search tool or by calling our Customer Service team.

Need more information on what kind of medical professional can be your PCP? See our article about primary care providers.

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Call: 1-800-440-1561 (TTY 711) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

You can also search for providers through the Indian Health Service’s online portal:

https://www.ihs.gov/findhealthcare/

CHPW tribal health care benefits

CHPW offers a wide range of benefits to our Apple Health (Medicaid) members. These include but are not limited to:

  • Cancer treatments
  • Preventative screenings (Mammograms, colorectal, cervical, prostate and more)
  • Integrated mental health and substance use care
  • Outpatient mental health care for whole-body health
  • Alternative treatment options for wellbeing
  • Pre- and post-natal support for you and your family
  • Free eyeglasses

For more on benefits, please see the CHPW Member Handbook (Apple Health).

Not an Apple Health member? Please see our Medicare Advantage and Individual & Family Plans pages for more information about your plan coverage.

Each CHPW member also has access to rewards programs and extra benefits.

➔ Browse CHPW benefit programs

How to enroll in Apple Health (Medicaid)

We have many resources to help you learn more about Apple Health:

If you still have questions about CHPW Apple Health plans, you can also call our Customer Service team Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1-800-440-1561 (TTY 711).

Don’t qualify for Apple Health? Our Individual and Family plans may be for you! Over 90% of our members qualify for financial assistance, and some pay as low as $0 a month for coverage. Learn more.

We acknowledge our daily lives take place on tribal lands

As Washington residents, our daily lives take place on the lands of Indigenous people. They cared for this land for thousands of years before it was stolen from them. Yet Washington’s Indigenous people survive and thrive today and are a model of courage, resilience, and community.

We recognize that CHPW’s headquarters in Seattle is on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish People. The Treaty of Point Elliott covers Seattle, signed under duress in 1855 before Washington was a state.

We further acknowledge that the treaties signed by tribal leaders almost 200 years ago include the promise of health care. Therefore, CHPW’s work is not only a service but a responsibility.

We pledge to support our American Indian and Alaska Native neighbors as we work together towards healthy communities.

Native health resources

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Questions?

If you have questions or concerns about the CHPW Tribal Health program, please contact our Tribal Affairs Administrator at [email protected].

Need help understanding benefits or what a CHPW plan can do for you? You can contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-440-1561 (TTY 711) or email them at [email protected].

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