WAHA works with many clients who do not speak English. Interpreters are needed for insurance screening and/or medical appointments. This is a great opportunity to network in the medical community and help all members of our community get access to health care. Contact Jackie Saul at (360) 788-6531.
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) HelpLine is a statewide network of trained volunteers who connect families, seniors and others to the answers they need. Volunteers receive valuable professional training and are supported by staff and volunteer mentors. SHIBA is a program of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC); WAHA is the local SHIBA sponsor in Whatcom County. Contact Maureen Kane Access Services Manager at (360) 788-6532.
Facilitators help other individuals
- explore options for advance care planning, reflect upon goals and values, and connect those goals to end of life care decisions;
- assist them to decide who will speak for them if they could not speak for themselves (select a Health Care Agent);
- complete advance directives—the written plans.