Eligible Provider Types

 

Provider Type

Covered for VRP?

Acupuncturist

Yes

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Yes

Audiologist

Dependent on licensure*

Chemical Dependency Professional

No

Chiropractor

Yes

Dental Assistant

No

Dental Hygienist

Yes

Dentist

Yes

Dietician

No

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Yes

Emergency Medical Technician

No

Licensed Practical Nurse

Yes

Marriage and Family Therapist

Dependent on licensure*

Massage Therapist

Yes

Medical Assistant/Medical Assistant Phlebotomist

No

Mental Health Counselor

Dependent on licensure*

Naturopathic Physician

Yes

Nursing Assistant

No

Nutritionist

No

Occupational Therapist

Yes

Ophthalmologist

Yes

Optician

Yes

Optometrist

Yes

Pharmacist

Yes

Pharmacy Technician

No

Physical Therapist

Yes

Physical Therapist Assistant

Yes

Physician

Yes

Physician Assistant

Yes

Podiatrist

Yes

Psychologist

Yes

Radiologic Technologist

 No

Registered Nurse

Yes

Social Worker

Dependent on licensure*

Speech Language Pathologist

Dependent on licensure*

 

*Dependent on Licensure: Some provider types can carry either a license or a registration/certification. The distinction is marked by the prefix of the provider’s license number.

 

Provider Type

Covered  Not Covered 

Audiologist

LD

CD

Hearing Aid Specialist

HA

HR, HH, DP

Marriage & Family Therapist

LF

MF

Mental Health Counselors, Behaviorial Health

LH, BA

MH

Social Worker

LW, SA, SC

SW

Speech Language Pathologist

LL

CL

Key Definitions

License: A method of regulation by which the state grants permission to persons who meet predetermined qualifications to engage in a health profession. The qualifications are set by law and without a license the practice of the specific health profession would be unlawful. Licensure protects the scope of practice and the healthcare professional's title.

 

Certification: A type of credential. Certifications may be a voluntary process by which the state grants recognition to an individual who has met certain qualifications. Some certifications are required before the person can practice a healthcare profession. The qualifications for each certified profession are set in law.

 

Registration: A process by which the state maintains an official roster of names and addresses of the practitioners in a given profession and, if required, the location, nature and operation of the healthcare activity practiced.

 

Glossary of DOH Licensing Terms

https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/GlossaryofTerms

 

Provider Credential Search

https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/