Thank you for seeking out support with insurance coverage in Clatsop and Pacific Counties. Navigating the insurance marketplace can be confusing and difficult. Please see the following resources for assistance in connection with the best resource to fit your specific need.
In addition, you can also speak to a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) at either the CMH Astoria or Warrenton Primary Care Clinics for additional information on navigating the insurance marketplace. You can request to speak with a BHC by calling the front desk at each respective clinic.
Medicaid is a federal and state program that helps cover medical costs for people with limited income and resources. In Clatsop County, there are several ways to see if you qualify and to apply.
Columbia Memorial Hospital: Patient Financial Services can help you apply for Medicaid directly. They are located on the first floor of the CMH Health & Wellness Pavilion. Check in at the front desk near the entrance, and you will be connected to a financial counselor who can assist you. You can also reach them by phone at 503-338-7530.
NorthWest Senior and Disability Services (NWSDS): NWSDS is a state agency to help connect and qualify senior and disabled individuals with the resources they need. Counselors can assist you with applying for Medicaid. The office is in Warrenton and can be reached at 503-861-4200.
Department of Human Services (DHS): DHS’s Self Sufficiency Office can help you directly apply for Medicaid. DHS helps those who are not disabled or seniors apply for the Medicaid-Oregon Health Plan. DHS can be reached directly at 503-325-2021.
Open enrollment to sign up for health insurance coverage in 2020 ended 1/15/20. You can still sign up for private insurance if you meet specific criteria, such as having a baby, getting married or losing your previous coverage. Some local insurance brokers include:
Pacific County Information and Assistance staff is available to help all residents in connection with insurance resources. They can help some individuals apply directly for Medicaid and Medicare and can also connect to private insurance brokers in Pacific County.
Information and Assistance can be reached at 360-642-3634. Dial one of the two following extensions to connect with an Information and Assistance specialist who can help you:
Our financial navigator located in the cancer center is available to answer your questions.