About the Washtenaw Health Plan
The Washtenaw Health Plan is a health coverage program for low-income Washtenaw County residents who are not eligible for any other insurance.
The Washtenaw Health Plan is not insurance. It is medically necessary healthcare for people in need, which must be renewed every year.
Who is eligible for the Washtenaw Health Plan?
The Washtenaw Health Plan is available to low-income people living in Washtenaw County who are not eligible for any other health insurance (for example, Medicaid, Marketplace, or Employer Insurance).
To qualify for the plan, your income limit must be 217% of the federal poverty level (FPL). View eligible income levels for the Washtenaw Health Plan here.
Washtenaw Health Project staff can evaluate your eligibility for other health insurance options and assist with enrollment.
How much does the Washtenaw Health Plan cost?
The Washtenaw Health Plan does not have a monthly premium.
Washtenaw Health Plan members pay $5 or $7 per prescription.
Washtenaw Health Plan members with bills for emergency room visits or other unpaid bills should contact our team to apply for Medicaid-Emergency Services Only or resolve their billing issues.
What services does the Washtenaw Health Plan cover?
The Washtenaw Health Plan is not insurance and does not cover everything that health insurance usually covers. It does cover:
- Doctor/clinic visits
- Outpatient lab and X-ray tests
- Prescriptions listed on the WHP formulary
- Limited mental health services
- Surgery and hospitalization at the Michigan Medicine/University of Michigan Hospital or Trinity Health in Washtenaw County
- Urgent care (only at approved Washtenaw Health Plan Urgent Care)
The Washtenaw Health Plan does not cover pregnancy, dental, or vision services, or many other types of services. It does not cover services provided outside of Washtenaw County.
Many services not covered by the Washtenaw Health Plan are available through other programs and agencies. Our staff can help members access those services.
How do I get the Washtenaw Health Plan?
You can enroll in the Washtenaw Health Plan anytime. To find out if you are eligible, come to the office and meet with an enrollment specialist.
Washtenaw Health Plan members receive a card with an Health Plan Management System (HPMS) number and a member handbook.
Once you are enrolled, call your assigned primary care provider and schedule a new patient visit. It is very important to establish care with your provider. When you are sick or need immediate medical attention, your doctor will know you and be better able to help.
Do I have to renew the Washtenaw Health Plan?
Washtenaw Health Plan members renew each year in September and October. A renewal form is mailed to your house and must be returned by mail or in person for each member.
Contact us for questions about renewing your enrollment.