About Us

CHNW Cascade Select Has You Covered

Nearly 30 years ago, Community Health Centers in Washington state came together to form the Community Health Network of Washington (CHNW) and a subsidiary not-for-profit managed care company, Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW). CHPW has been providing no- or low-cost health plan coverage to Apple Health (Medicaid) members since 1992 and Medicare members since 2007.

Today, CHNW and CHPW are working together to offer Washingtonians a uniquely affordable health plan: Cascade Select.

To provide Washington residents with the best community-based care possible, CHNW Cascade Select leverages our statewide network of:

  • 21 Community Health Centers operating 193 Primary Care Clinics
  • More than 1,300 primary care providers
  • Over 7,800 medical specialists
  • Over 2,600 behavioral health specialists
  • Over 60 hospitals
  • 24 Affiliate Primary Care Centers operating 51 Primary Care Clinics

CHNW Powered by CHPW

Our Cascade Select plans are powered by Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW). As CHPW’s parent organization, we are partnering with CHPW to utilize its Cascade Care Affiliate Network and full suite of plan support services for our Cascade Select Gold, Silver, and Bronze offerings. This means sometimes you may see certain functions, documents, and staff who are also serving Community Health Plan of Washington members.

The health and well-being of our members are at the forefront of our mission to support healthy communities through access to quality care.

CHNW’s collaboration with CHPW provides numerous benefits, including a strong health network made up of a diverse set of providers centered around its Community Health Centers:

  • We provide state-of-the-art care in modern facilities and through 24/7 virtual care
  • Our clinics are conveniently located in the neighborhoods where you live, and our staff are your neighbors
  • We offer on-site health care from physical to behavioral health
  • Our clinics provide essential, culturally responsive services
  • We are governed by Community Health Centers, who are governed by their community members

Our plans focus on treating the whole person and building trust, compassion, and respect for those who choose us. We operate on the principle that access to care is your right, and that care is most convenient when it is in your community. For us, “community” isn’t just a name, it’s how we deliver access to care.

Culturally Competent Care Tailored Just for You 

CHNW serves a very diverse population and focuses significant effort to help remove the barriers—economic, cultural, linguistic, geographic, and otherwise—that prevent people from getting needed medical attention. As a health network, we bring together Community Health Centers (CHCs) and other health leaders with our shared values of equal access to care and social justice. As members of Washington state’s vibrant communities, we understand the challenges that our fellow Washingtonians face when attempting to access and finance care in the midst of our busy lives. That’s why we focus on affordable, accessible community care.

Our Mission

We strive to provide services and support that impact the health and well-being our members, both directly and through our valued partnerships with community-based providers. We work closely with your providers to ensure your health needs are being met, and we go beyond the clinical setting to make it easier to access resources in your community. We work for patients, and we work to help providers better serve those patients. Making Washington a better place is the reason that each of us gets up and comes to work every day. We’re mission-driven. We’re dedicated.

Why Choose CHNW?

We know you’ve got options. Why should you choose us as your plan provider of choice? Find out how we do health care differently.

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Nurse Advice Line
Doctors in an emergency room with patient,What kind of care do you need? Not every medical issue needs emergency care. If you have a medical issue that doesn’t seem to be life-threatening, but you’re not sure what to do, you can call our Nurse Advice Line for help. They can help you decide if you should see a primary or urgent care doctor. The Nurse Advice Line is free and available 24/7 for members at 1-866-418-2920 (TTY Relay: 7-1-1).