American Indians and Alaska Natives
Working together for healthy communities
Your priorities are our priority
We know there are many ways to get and stay healthy. So we’re finding ways to get you what you need. With Amerigroup, you can continue to get your health care from tribal and urban Indian health programs and we’ll pay for them.
We’re the first health plan in Washington State to honor traditional healing benefits for American Indians and Alaska Natives, including:
- Sweat lodge
- Talking Circle and storytelling
- Naturopathic or traditional medicine
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Care that works for you and your tribe.
Our new project, Muckleshoot First Food — a breastfeeding campaign, is a peer lactating program. It incorporates cultural practices with the Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program. We’re partnering with the Muckleshoot Tribe, Public Health, and Multi-care.
The two-year campaign includes:
- Continuous breastfeeding trainings
- Support groups in the community
- Cooking classes
- Resource development for the native community
Making it easy to get care
Everyone needs a doctor to turn to when they’re sick. Once you find a doctor or clinic close to home, schedule your new-patient appointment.
Side by side with tribal organizations in the community
We partner with local organizations so we can be right there with you in your community. In 2016, we received the Canoe Paddle Award for supporting the 2016 Spirit of Indigenous People Festival.
Our individual team members care about sharing their time with tribal organizations nearby. Amerigroup’s David Escame received the Adeline Garcia Community Service Award which honors community volunteers who have continuously supported the Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) in serving the native community.
Online Resources — Many pathways to health
We know being healthy is about more than just doctor visits. Here are some online tools and resources that can help you find care and support that’s right for you.
- American Indian Health Commission resource page
- Health Care Authority’s (HCA’s) tribal affairs page
- American Indian Community Center — Spokane
Staying active in your community
Proud to do our part
We work closely with organizations that do good in towns and cities around your state. In 2015, at the peak of fire season, fire spread across 12 Washington counties. Entire tribes and hundreds of people were displaced. Amerigroup responded by giving:
$10,000 in supplies (water, food, hygiene products, clothes, blankets, school supplies and laundry services) to tribes and emergency shelters
$10,000 in emergency funds to the American Red Cross
Contact our community tribal relations team at 509-405-5324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don’t qualify for Apple Health (Medicaid) benefits, you may be able to get insured through your job, a family member or through the Washington Health Plan Finder.