COVID-19 Program Update
From all of us at Project Access NOW, we wish you and your family health and safety as we work together to contain the spread of COVID-19. As efforts to contain the outbreak continue, we would like to encourage our clients to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines:
Our team is primarily working from home. However, we continue to process referrals and navigate a burdened and quickly changing health system. While we continue to accept and process new referrals and applications, we will not be assigning non-urgent cases as most of our volunteer providers are not able to schedule at this time. Clients who have already been assigned to a volunteer clinic will be scheduled once the clinics reopen.
Many of our partner clinics are changing their protocols, especially restricting non-urgent appointments and taking extra measures to protect those over age 60 and with chronic conditions. We will maintain our partner updates on this page (see below under “Partner Updates”).
Contact a Classic Care Coordinator
- Call or Fax: (503) 200-1245
Please note: Due to the high volume of calls and emails, we may take some extra time to respond to your inquiry. You will receive a response – your patience is appreciated during this unprecedented time.
Assistance is available in English and Spanish/ Español
Classic Care Coordination
Project Access NOW continues to work with all of the hospital systems and most of the major specialty and multi-specialty clinics in the Portland Metro area to provide donated care to those who remain uninsured and who meet specific income guidelines.
The majority of our Classic clients are immigrants, undocumented and documented, who are unable to receive health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Medicaid expansion.
While the number of individuals this program is actively serving has returned to pre-ACA levels, the amount spent on interpretive services and per-member, per-month medication costs has increased.*
Last year, the Classic program worked closely with our Outreach, Enrollment, and Assistance and Premium Assistance programs to move more than 200 clients from donated care to insurance, creating capacity for others who need donated care and those who do not qualify for health insurance.
The people served by our Classic program need Project Access NOW today, more than ever.
*For a list of the medications that are covered, please see our formulary.