A client will be pre-qualified as eligible for Project Access if he or she has:
- income no greater than 200 percent of the federal poverty level,
- residency in Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah, or Washington County,
- no access to insurance, and
- a demonstrated medical need.
Once it’s determined a client is qualified, he or she doesn’t have to do it again. Without Project Access pre-qualification, patients needing charity care would have to provide proof of income for each different provider. Without Project Access, all the separate components that make up a complicated procedure such as cancer surgery would have to be coordinated by the hospital or physician.