We advance by improving people’s lives today while building a better health system for tomorrow.
WAHA is a nonprofit organization based in Bellingham, Washington whose mission is to connect people to health care and facilitate transformation of the current system into one that improves health, reduces cost and improves the experience of care.
WAHA is dedicated to promoting access to health care services for all members of our community. We do this by providing resources to those who need assistance getting health care or obtaining health insurance, providing information to elected officials and decision makers about health care policies, convening community stakeholders, and by facilitating the transformation of the health care system into one that honors and serves our entire community.
Featured News & Events
The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions
Koala and Cathy, experienced ICU nurses, discuss in frank terms the meaning of “advanced medical interventions.” Actual patient outcomes are explained. Some equipment used will be available for viewing. The nurses present in layperson’s terms the realities of what these “interventions” mean to average people and their families. Advance care planning, completing advance directives, and the importance of community-based palliative care are discussed in an interactive session, allowing for questions and dialogue.
All session at St. Luke’s Health Education Center, Room C, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham
Free. Plenty of parking. ADA accessible.
- MARCH 22, 2017 6:00PM
- This session, Your Voice-Your Choice, includes additional presentations about Advance Care planning. More information here.
- JUNE 14, 2017 6:00PM
- SEPT 27, 2017 6:00PM
- DEC 14, 2017 1:00PM
2017 Free Tax Preparation Sites
Want help preparing your taxes? Don’t fret! Whatcom County has a number of locations that are offering free tax preparation assistance. Don’t delay – federal tax payments and personal income tax filings for the 2016 tax year are due on April 18, 2017. Click here for more information!
WAHA is looking for new SHIBA volunteers!
Understanding and paying for health care is challenging. People need answers. Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) is a statewide network of trained volunteers who connect families, seniors and others to the answers they need in regards to Medicare federal health insurance and options. Volunteers receive valuable professional training and are supported staff and volunteer mentors. Check out our “GET INVOLVED” section to learn more!
Open Enrollment Period is Closed But You May Qualify for a Special Enrollment!
Need health insurance? You may qualify for free or low cost healthcare coverage! Call now to schedule a free, confidential, and unbiased appointment to enroll into the Washington Healthplanfinder with a local Navigator! Not in Whatcom County? No worries! You can call any of our enrollment partners to get more information about healthcare coverage options available in your area.