CHI Franciscan announced this week that it will be waiving all co-pays and deductibles for federal employees and their families for emergency care, urgent care, and outpatient clinics.
“In light of the federal government shutdown, thousands of federal employees throughout the country have been furloughed without pay. Locally, at Sea-Tac Airport alone, 2,000 federal workers are working without pay â€“ but with quite a bit of anxiety.”
CHI Franciscan says they will waive co-pays and deductibles for federal workers and their families who need care at all 11 acute care hospitals, 200+ primary clinics, and 7 CityMD locations. CHI Franciscan operates the Highline Medical Center, located at 16251 Sylvester Road SW in Burien.
“CHI Franciscanâ€™s mission is to serve all people in need, regardless of their ability to pay.”
- CHI Franciscan does not want the shutdown to be a barrier for people to access the care they need.
- To ensure individuals arenâ€™t avoiding needed medical care because of financial hardship, CHI Franciscan is waiving all co-pays and deductibles for federal employees and their families.
- Federal employees or their family members affected by the shutdown can receive care in any of CHI Franciscanâ€™s facilities:
- Hospitals; for emergency care prompt and urgent care clinics, including CityMD locations;
as well as any of CHI Franciscanâ€™s primary and specialty clinics
- When presenting at any CHI Franciscan location, federal employees need to bring their federally-issued I.D. and sign an attestation form to prove they or their dependent are affected by the furlough.
- We want our communities to know, CHI Franciscan is here to provide the access and care they need.
â€œThere are thousands of individuals in our region who are affected by the federal government shutdown who are not only experiencing employment uncertainty but could be avoiding needed medical care because of financial hardship. We donâ€™t want the shutdown to be a barrier for people and their families to access the care they need,â€Â Ketul J. Patel, CEO, CHI Franciscan said.