OUR PROGRAMS & SERVICES
SMASH helps Seattle access low-cost or no-cost healthcare services that meet the specific needs of musicians. SMASH is here to support musicians’ health.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Mental health struggles are especially acute for musicians. In a 2018 Music Industry Research Association (MIRA) study, 50 percent of musicians reported battling symptoms of depression, compared with less than 25 percent of the general adult population.
SMASH works with a therapy telehealth provider to give musicians access to 12 low-cost mental health sessions. If you already have a mental health provider, we can help subsidize your payments.
SMASH subsidizes a primary healthcare visit and associated labs in partnership each year with these nonprofit health clinic groups:
Bastyr Team Care
SMASH members can receive free and low-cost dental services from our dental partners for acute and pressing needs. We also help connect artists with options for dental cleanings in our region.
In partnership with The University of Washington Speech and Hearing Services, Seattle Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center, Clear Hearing and Audiology, Etymotic Research, and Westone Audio, we connect musicians with hearing screenings, consultations, and Westone custom molded ear protection when recommended by providers.
Our partners at Sight and Sound Vision Care provide eye exams and glasses for members.
HEALTH INSURANCE & SERVICE NAVIGATION
We offer support for navigating the complicated and frustrating healthcare system, including helping members sign up for health insurance, understanding coverage and what is in your network, and assisting members with connections and resources for health care questions or concerns.