Learn about Medicaid with Kaiser Permanente in Washington State
Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to low-income individuals and their families. In Washington State, the Medicaid program is called Washington Apple Health. On January 1, 2014, Washington State expanded their Medicaid program (Washington Apple Health) to a larger and more diverse group of people, including adults and children below certain income levels.
Kaiser Permanente participates in Washington Apple Health through Molina Healthcare of Washington, a Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO).
In order to choose Kaiser Permanente as your healthcare provider, you must qualify for Washington Apple Health, be assigned to Molina Healthcare as your MCO, and live in a Kaiser Permanente Medicaid service area.
At Kaiser Permanente, you have a wide network of doctors and specialists to choose from. Many of our Kaiser Permanente providers accept patients with Washington Apple Health coverage through Molina Healthcare of Washington.
Medicaid in Washington State provides a core set of health benefits, including doctor visits, hospital care, immunization, and pregnancy-related services. The Affordable Care Act ensures all Medicaid health plans offer what are known as Essential Health Benefits (EHB). These comprehensive services include the following categories:
and Specialty care
Get care from a healthcare provider such a nurse, doctor or specialist – including appointments, exams, and treatment.
Your child can get regular check-ups, dental care, vision care and immunizations.
Get prescriptions that are covered by your plan.
If you have to go to a hospital, you can get the services you need, including x-rays and lab tests.
If you need to make an emergency room visit, you can get emergency services.
Lab tests are covered.
and Newborn care
Regular maternity care appointments, newborn screenings, immunizations, and more are covered.
& Habilitative Services
Services and devices to help you recover from an injury, disability or chronic condition. Examples may include physical and occupational therapy.
and wellness services
Care you need to stay healthy, such as physical exams, counseling, screening, vaccines and chronic disease management.