Washtenaw Health Plan – What Are We Up To?

Apr 29, 2022 | News

Washtenaw Health Plan office is open for walk-in clients!

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9 am-12 pm and 1 pm-4 pm. Walk-in clients will be helped as quickly as possible and for more complicated issues, we may make an appointment for you. WHP staff speak Spanish, English, and Arabic. We can call an interpreter for any other language.

We are also available by phone and email.

Call 734-544-3030 or Email

WHP in the media

Population Healthy Podcast: What do health departments do?

From the UM School of Public Health:

The pandemic highlighted the important role health departments play in communities large and small. But the role of a health department extends well beyond pandemic response. Assessing water quality, ensuring restaurants are following food safety practices, ensuring health care access, and more. Health departments manage many health-related priorities to improve the lives of community members.

In this episode, learn about the ways health departments protect the health of their communities through their services and the need to build a strong public health infrastructure. We’ll also talk to individuals working in health departments to learn how their work impacts the communities they serve. Listen to Meredith Buhalis, WHP Program Manager, talk about the WHP as part of the Washtenaw County Health Department.

Michigan’s Medicaid ballooned during COVID. It’s about to be pared back.

Krista Nordberg, WHP Director of Enrollment, discussed the end of the public health emergency (PHE) and the unwinding of Medicaid with Robin Erb at Bridge Michigan – Michigan Health Watch.

The moratorium on closing Medicaid cases will be coming to an end and there is a lot to do to prepare people who may lose their Medicaid. “People likely aren’t going to get their mail,” Nordberg said. “There are probably a lot of other people who will be over income, and they’ll need to move to employer coverage or the Marketplace.”

¡Felicidades! and Congratulations!

Congratulations to Maria Militzer, who received a 2022 Hometown Health Hero award from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for her work as president of Mexiquenses en Michigan. Maria expanded the partnership with the Washtenaw County Health Department to address the community’s needs related to COVID-19, including access to vaccinations and other resources.

WHP is very proud of Adriana Salazar, WHP Member Services Specialist, who is the coordinator of Esperanzas Viajeras for Mexiquenses en Michigan. Adriana attended the award ceremony and is pictured below on the far left.

Read more about this award here:

Gracias por tu increíble trabajo. ¡Felicidades!

An Interview with Our Executive Director

Read this spotlight interview from Ahead of the Curve: A Program of the Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County. Jeremy Lapedis, Executive Director, discusses who we are, what we do, and who we work closely with. It’s a quick read!

More information about the Unwinding and the end of the Public Health Emergency is coming soon!


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