Community Health Plans of Washington

Information regarding accepted Community Health Plans of Washington (CHPW) insurance plans.

Insurance Definitions

Community Health Plans of Washington (CHPW) Plan Names

May Select or See a Virginia Mason Primary Care Provider (PCP) Under the Insurance?

Specialty Services Require Insurance Approved Referral Authorization?

(Applicable to Urgent Care Locations as Well)

General Comments

* Please review comments if an asterisk is present.

* Healthy Options (HMO)



  • * Virginia Mason is not contracted.
  • Unless emergency, specialty referrals and hospital admissions must be authorized by CHPW.
  • If no authorization by CHPW, services will not be reimbursed.
  • Not accepting for psychiatry.

HealthEssentials PPO (Exchange Program)

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold



* HealthEssentials comes to Virginia Mason via First Choice Health Network.

Community HealthFirst Medicare Advantage HMO




Contact your health insurance plan for information on covered services before your appointment.