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March 13, 2024

Prescryptive Health (formerly Northwest Pharmacy Services) has resolved most of the service outages affecting the issuance of prescriptions to Samish Citizens. The service outages were due to a cyber-attack on Change Healthcare that Prescryptive uses for claims processing.

The latest status updates can be viewed here: Information on the Change Healthcare Cyber Response - UnitedHealth Group. We currently do not expect citizens to have issues receiving prescriptions. 

Previously, Samish suggested the below guidance which still may be relevant to citizens experiencing lingering issues.

  • If you will need a prescription filled within the next few days, please submit refill requests a day earlier than normal.
  • Pharmacies and citizens who are having difficulty getting a prescription claim to be processed can reach out to Prescryptive Member Services at 206-686-9016 to help confirm eligibility. 
  • Citizens who have flexibility in getting a prescription filled, and can wait a few days, we recommend doing so in order to avoid potentially long waits at the pharmacy.
  • If your prescription was denied through Bellegrove Pharmacy, or the retail pharmacy that you currently use, please have them try again.

At this time, Samish does not believe that citizen data was involved in the incident. Samish will be monitoring the news and working with contacts at Prescryptive to ensure this issue is resolved.

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The Samish Health Department includes Purchased/Referred Care (formerly Contract Health), Public Health & Diabetes, and Prevention / Intervention services. Our departments offer a range of services to assist with the health & wellness needs of Samish Tribal citizens. 

Purchased/Referred Care: Samish Indian Nation has the privilege and pleasure of managing the Purchase Referred Care (PRC) program with the intent of improving access to care for eligible Tribal members.  Maintaining accountability for the use of federal funds and meeting the needs of the people quickly and efficiently are of great importance. In general, PRC may pay for physician and other health professional services, dental services, prescriptions, vision care, physical therapy, hearing aids and mental health services.

Public Health & Diabetes: The Samish Indian Nation Health Program offers a varied scope of services to assist with the health and wellness needs of our Tribal citizens. Public Health’s award-winning Diabetes Project delivers ongoing case management outreach and support for Samish citizens with diabetes.

Orthodontics: Samish Indian Nation implemented an orthodontic program for children and adults, which promotes better oral health, enhance quality of life, empowers individuals through education and contributes to economic development.

Prevention / Intervention: In Prevention and Intervention, we believe that the practice of connecting individuals to their culture, language and traditions fosters a greater sense of community which in turn promotes wellness and reduces distress. We plan to build upon our current service strengths to reduce gaps in mental health needs, substance abuse needs and provide holistic, culturally appropriate wraparound services for Samish Citizens and their families. We will work to align our vision with the SAMHSA National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda (TBHA) which “Evaluates the importance of tribal identities, culture, spiritual beliefs, and practices for improving overall wellbeing”.

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