This is a listing of Everett-area services that provide access to free or low-cost health resources, and/or assistance in applying for health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Please be advised: the Everett Social Services listed in the Everett Helplink index do not constitute an endorsement by our website, nor are they a guarantee of services listed on those pages.
Insurance Coverage Programs
Listed below are federal and state provided health care resources for insurance coverage.
Washington Healthplanfinder is the official Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) health benefit exchange for Washington State. The Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) application process is open year-round.
DSHS provides applications for Medicare and Medicaid, and provides assistance in paying those services premiums based on income. DSHS also has programs for helping pay outstanding medical bills.
This office provides physical access to the services offered online. You can apply for Medicare, and obtain help with Medicare prescription drugs.
General health and dental resources
Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) is a non-profit provider of primary medical, dental and pharmacy services. Providing high quality care at discount fee prices for all low-income and uninsured people. CHC operates two medical clinics, two dental clinics and two pharmacies. There two Everett clinics are located in North Everett and South Everett.
Swedish Mill Creek Primary Care offers primary care, pediatric services, OB/GYN, medical services, lab services, and specialist medical services. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This facility accepts: uninsured, underinsured, insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. All income levels are accepted and financial assistance is available (fees are charged for this service).
Citrine Health is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that offers direct care and connections to other health and human services.
Disability service centers, clinics
The ODHH serves the needs of deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, speech disabled and hearing people throughout the State of Washington. The Regional Service Centers also provides information and referral to assist you in locating additional services you may need.
Low Vision Clinic located in Seattle offers low vision evaluations and tools, training, and assistive technologies available to help clients meet the demands of daily living.
EyeCare America, one of the country’s leading public service programs provides eye care through a pool of nearly 6,000 volunteer ophthalmologists. Since 1985, EyeCare America has helped more than 1.8 million people. Ninety percent of the care provided is at no out-of-pocket cost to the patient.
This program provides Free Eye Exams to Low-Income Uninsured Americans across the U.S. AOA member optometrists donate their services at no cost. If you need an eye exam and do not have insurance and cannot afford one, work with your social worker, case worker, charitable organization or agency to submit an application on your behalf for VISION USA services.
Reproductive Health Services
These are Everett-area health services that provide low-cost reproductive health services such as, but not limited to, physical exams, counseling about family planning, low-cost birth control methods, women's wellness exams, breast exams, and confidential/anonymous HIV and STD testing. They may also offer referrals for further treatment.
Planned Parenthood provides reproductive physical exams, pap smears, anemia testing, breast exams/health care instruction, screening for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing, low cost birth control supplies, abortion services, and confidential/anonymous HIV testing. It also provides referrals for treatment, family planning counseling, and birth control methods.
This organization supports women who are not able to access local services. If you are healthy and less than 9 weeks pregnant, you can do the online consultation on the organizations website, linked above. The abortion pills mifepristone and misoprostol will be delivered to you by mail.
Women have unique female health care needs at each stage of life. Women’s and Children’s Health Services at Providence Regional Medical Center offers you wide-ranging, award-winning care, including a comprehensive breast center, family maternity center and heart and vascular center. And, there’s no need to travel far. The best women’s care is right here, close to home
Safeway offers free in-store grocery store tours led by a pharmacist and a local registered dietitian to enhance customers diabetes care plan with education and tools about common foods.
help paying for prescriptions
This state-sponsored program is available to all Washington State residents. There are no annual fees or hidden costs. Clients can save up to 60 percent on generic drugs, and up to 20 percent on brand name drugs. It is similar to a grocery store club card wherein discounts are given upon checkout.
The NACo’s Live Healthy Program is a plan that provides discounts for certain medical services, pharmaceutical supplies, prescription drugs, medical equipment, and supplies. Clients are issued a membership ID card for discount medical, health, and drug benefits. However, this is NOT a health insurance policy, and discounts are from providers who have agreed to participate in the program.
The Prescription Drug Assistance Network (PADN) helps low-income families and individuals throughout Washington state obtain prescribed medicines.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is a free service that connects consumers with prescription programs. Note: other companies may offer this service to the same assistance programs for a fee. PPA is sponsored by America’s biopharmaceutical research companies.
Residents of Washington have access to the Prescription Assistance Program (PAP), a statewide program. Go to www.washingtondrugcard.com to create and print a free discount prescription drug card coupon. This pharmacy coupon card may provide users with prescription medication savings of up to 75%.
This card may be used by anyone without insurance or instead of insurance. Users may receive up to an 80% savings on the cost of prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, or medical supplies written as a prescription. This card may also apply to pet prescriptions that can be picked up at a pharmacy. There are no income, residency, or age restrictions when using this card, which is accepted at over 63,000 pharmacies.
Rx Outreach is a fully-licensed nonprofit mail order pharmacy that ships medication directly to client's homes. Rx Outreach offers more than 600 medication strengths that cover most chronic diseases. They usually ship enough medication for 90 or 180 days at a time. Clients are issued a membership ID card, and there are no additional enrollment fees, membership fees, or standard shipping fees.
Free or Low Cost Medical Equipment, Glasses and Hearing Aids
New eyes is a nonprofit organization founded to improve the vision of the poor. New eyes for the Needy Purchases New prescription eyeglasses through the program for children and adults in the United States who cannot afford glasses on their own.
The NW Lions Foundation serves Washington in support of those who have sight and hearing challenges. The Foundation provides free eyeglasses and used hearing aids to low income recipients.
39DollarGlasses.com is inexpensive method for people to acquire high-quality, finished prescription eyeglasses. They use the same high-quality materials, but can offer them at a high discount because of high volume.
Zenni Optical provides the most affordable eyeglasses to people all over the world. They use the highest-quality optical lenses to for their customers. Eyeglasses are easy to order eyeglasses online and they provide exceptional customer support. Zenni has eyeglass frames as low as $6.95 each.
Bridge Disability Ministries is a faith-based organization that helps people with disabilities get used wheelchairs and walkers. The Meyer Medical Equipment Center provides free or discounted equipment clients who need it.
The Verdant Community Wellness Center hosts free or low-cost classes, workshops, speakers, and meetings that support the well-being of the community. It also hosts a North Sound 2-1-1 Community Resource Advocate who is available to meet one-on-one with community members who need information and referrals to basic need programs.
Hospice provides comprehensive medical care in the patient’s home. They provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support via trained staff and volunteers that assist the patient and family as they work towards medical rehabilitation or a peaceful and dignified death. They work to promote optimum patient comfort through pain and symptom management, palliative care, stress reduction, and the general well being of the patient.
(Updated June 6, 2018)