We know that one of the most effective ways to manage an individual’s illness is by adhering to treatment and medicine prescribed by a doctor.
But what if you don’t have insurance? Or if you do – how do you figure out if your medications are covered? How expensive are co-pays?
The Evergreen Health Insurance Program (EHIP) pays insurance premiums for people living with HIV who otherwise might not be able to afford it on their own. People need access to their medications, to their doctor’s appointments, to their care. A person’s ability to manage his or her health impacts everything else in that person’s life—quality of life, ability to work, as well as their mental health and emotional well-being.
In addition to paying insurance premiums for people living with HIV, we also support HIV negative individuals by paying the premiums for clients enrolled in the PrEP DAP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Drug Assistance Program). PrEP is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of infection to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill. This program covers medication for eligible individuals, regardless of whether they are insured. Washington is the only state in the nation to offer this HIV prevention program.
How do I know if I’m eligible for insurance?
You are eligible to apply if you:
- Live in Washington State
- Have gross monthly income at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level
- Have proof of HIV positive status
Have questions before applying?
- Contact your HIV case manager
- Or call us at (206) 323-2834 or 1-800-945-4256
- Or send us a message via email using the form below
This program is funded in part by the Early Intervention Program with funds from the Ryan White Care Act Part B and Washington State General Funds.