Applying for Washington Health Program Coverage
Ehealthlink can send you an information and enrollment packet or help you through the online enrollment process. You can
apply online through our website or call us at 1-888-957-5001.
All family members, even children 18 or younger, must complete the SHQ when applying for Washington Health Program. On page 2 of the SHQ you will see a list of questions to help you decide whether you might be exempt from submitting a complete SHQ. The first question — "Are you under 19 years of age?" — does not apply to Washington Health Program. SKIP THIS QUESTION when you are applying for Washington Health.
Applicants applying for Washington Health coverage who are required by law to complete and pass the Standard Health Questionnaire (SHQ) or health screen may do so
HERE. Washington Health uses the SHQ to determine eligibility for coverage. Developed by the Washington State Health Insurance Pool (WSHIP), the SHQ asks about applicants' recent coverage and medical history.
After you submit an application and a completed SHQ, if you do not pass the health screen you will be denied coverage for Washington Health and referred to WSHIP for coverage. Applicants who are denied coverage may appeal to the Health Care Authority.