Partnership for Healthier Communities (PHC) is a program of Inova Health System, with additional funding support from the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance (DMAS) and the U.S. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
PHC is designed to identify uninsured children and adults and connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare services through programs like Medicaid, CHIP and free or low-cost medical care coverage programs for children and adults.
Services provided by PHC:
- Medicaid and FAMIS Enrollment and Renewal Assistance
PHC provides one-on-one application assistance and will submit, advocate, and provide follow-up to ensure that the application is processed in a timely manner. PHC acts as a bridge between families and the Departments of Family/Social Services
- Referrals to Safety-Net-Providers
PHC connects uninsured families to the best options available when they are not Medicaid or FAMIS eligible, like Inova Health Advantage and Neighborhood Health.
- Emergency Department
PHC connects patients recently discharged from Inova Fairfax Hospital Emergency Department and provides one-on-one application assistance for Medicaid/FAMIS and/or will make referrals to safety net providers.
- Medicaid Workshop
PHC provides the ins and outs of how to utilize the Medicaid coverage and benefits. The importance of preventive care and a medical home.
- Collaboration with Local Schools
PHC works closely with the public schools in Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun counties, and the cities of Alexandria and Manassas, to locate and assist uninsured students.
- Outreach and Enrollment in the Community
PHC participates at community and school outreach events, health and resource fairs, and provides on-site enrollment assistance in the community.
- Baby Shower
PHC provides education about Medicaid for Pregnant Women and Newborn, application assistance and what to expect after delivery with insurance.
- Free School and Sports Physicals Events
Helping every child! PHC collaborates with community partners to provide free physicals, Medicaid/FAMIS enrollments, and safety net provider referrals on-site.
**All our services are free of charge.