FAQ

How do I get access to HEALWA?

Users must create a user id and password to access the licensed resources (those indicated by a lock) on HEALWA. To set up your user ID, go to the Getting Started page at https://dev-healwa.hsl.washington.edu/resources/getting-started and follow the directions there. Once your user id is set up you’ll be able to use any of the resources contained in HEALWA without additional passwords.

My profession is not named in the bill that sponsored this program. Can I pay to get access to the items contained in HEALWA?

Unfortunately, there is no provision for individuals who are not members of one of the named professions to get access to the resources contained in HEALWA. This is because access is determined by legislation, and is based on an individual’s being licensed to practice in certain professions named in the bill.

If my profession is not included in the program, what can I do to get access?

We recommend that you contact the Washington State chapter of your professional association. Ask the association’s Governmental Relations committee to lobby the State Legislature for your group to be included, so its members can have access to HEALWA.

Can students in health professions programs use HEALWA?

No, a student cannot access HEALWA. Access to HEALWA is based on an individual’s being licensed as a health care practitioner in one of the named professions. We recommend that students contact their institution’s library to learn what information resources and services they provide.

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