Orcas Family Health Center

Payment Options and Insurance Help Links

Orcas Family Health Center (OFHC) is succeeding in its mission to “treat all persons regardless of their medical insurance status or ability to pay.”  OFHC was begun 4 years ago with this vision in mind, and has gone through a time consuming series of events to reach this point.


                OFHC offers full family medicine services to low income patients via a sliding fee scale.  To qualify, monthly or annual income is verified and compared to the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  Charges are then discounted accordingly.  See the Scale below for income qualifications.  We accept cash, checks, debit/credit cards and can work out a flexible payment plan. 


 “We do not want patients in need to avoid seeking health care for financial reasons. Come talk to me, we'll find a way to make it work. Just a little effort from everyone makes great things possible. We perform billing services for all national or international insurance companies. No patient is ever discriminated against by OFHC for any reason: they simply receive the care they need.”

                Contact Aaimee Johnson for more information: (360) 376-7778 or ajohnson@orcasfamilyhealthcenter.org

Emails sent through the OFHC website will also be routed directly to Aaimee Johnson.





To provide a process for low-income patients to take advantage of discount for fee services depending on income levels.


Excerpt from POLICY:

A.    Any patient of Orcas Family Health Center has the right to apply for reduced fees regardless of where they live or their income status.  Orcas Family Health Center shall determine reduced fee eligibility on an equal basis.  Orcas Family Health Center will make every effort to obtain payments due from all patients.

B.     Fees for services at Orcas Family Health Center will be discounted based on family size and the family’s average gross monthly income for the period Sliding Fee is requested.  Federal Poverty Guidelines for Washington per the Federal Register will be the only criteria used for the adjustments of fees.



Insurance Help Links

            The following information has been collected directly from the websites listed.  Information does not represent programs that OFHC is directly involved in except for as a contracted provider of health services where applicable.  It has been included as a resource for those who are seeking health insurance information.  Theses links will be reviewed and updated as often as possible.  A resource list has been included.


          Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)


About the SHIBA HelpLine: to learn more about a statewide network of trained volunteers who help people of all ages with questions about health insurance, health care access, and prescription access.

 SHIBA HelpLine
Office of Insurance Commissioner
P.O. Box 40256
Olympia WA 98504-0256

Call the 24-hour, toll-free referral hot line at:  1-800-562-6900


 Use this link:

About the SHIBA HelpLine: To learn more about a statewide network of trained volunteers who help people of all ages with questions about health insurance, health care access, and prescription access.

 Use this link:  Contacting SHIBA HelpLine for more detailed contact information.




DSHS: Department of Social and Health Services



  • “Kids are considered for free health insurance first (Medicaid and Non-citizen programs)  Kids who don't qualify for free insurance are screened for low-cost health insurance (SCHIP) (premiums).
  •  “Applying is easy!  You can apply on line and submit your application directly to DSHS.   Or, you can print a copy of the application, complete and mail it to the address below.   If you need assistance, call 1-877-543-7669.   When your completed application is received, it will be screened for eligibility.”


Department of Social and Health Services

PO Box 45449

Olympia, WA 98504-5449



If you need help or have questions, please call




Community Health Plan of Washington(Basic Health and others)


Access to Healthcare.

  • We believe everyone has a right to high-quality health care, so we help remove the barriers--financial, cultural, linguistic, geographic, and otherwise--that keep many people from getting medical attention.

Prospective and current members can call our customer service representatives at 206-521-8830 or toll free at 1-800-440-1561. Or e-mail customercare@chpw.org.

Mailing Address:
Community Health Plan
720 Olive Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101-1830


positive women's network



3701 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201


  •  PWN offers and connects women to free or low-cost preventative healthcare services are sensitive to the diverse needs of women.
  • PWN can connect uninsured and underinsured women to yearly health exams and mammograms in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties. Check the Mobile Screening Events schedule.


CHPW http://www.chpw.org Copyright ©2003-2007 Community Health Plan 29 May, 2007

DSHS http://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/maa Modified: 29 May, 2007

SHIBA www.insurance.wa.gov 29 May, 2007

PWN http://pwnetwork.org/ Copyright© 1999-2007