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About CHC

Community Health Center of Snohomish County

Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) is a non-profit provider founded in 1983 to service the health needs of county residents who face barriers health care. CHC offers affordable primary health care services including Medical care, Dental care, Walk-In services, and Pharmacy services. We welcome patients who are on Washington Apple Health, Medicaid, Qualified Health Plans (QHPs), Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Tricare, select private insurances and those who are uninsured. For those without insurance, CHC will help patients sign up for Washington Apple Health; if ineligible, we offer a sliding fee discount based on household income and family size.

At CHC we believe in practicing patient-centered care, where our team of health care professionals work WITH you to build a relationship based on your health care needs.

Mission

To provide our diverse community with access to high quality, affordable primary health care.

Vision

A healthy community achieved through access to health care for everyone.

Values

Respect – We treat all individuals with courtesy and dignity.

Compassion – We care for our patients with empathy and understanding.

Creativity – We meet opportunities and challenges with innovative solutions.

Teamwork – We cooperate and collaborate to achieve CHC’s mission.

Appreciation – We value the role each employee plays in fulfilling CHC’s mission.

Integrity – We adhere to ethical principles in all of our actions.

Excellence – We strive to exceed expectations in everything we do.

Community Partnerships

Community Health Center of Snohomish County partners with many organizations throughout Snohomish County. These are targeted to reach members of our community facing the greatest barriers to obtaining quality health care. Some of our key efforts include the following:

a Women and Children's Shelter

The women and children’s shelter provides emergency and transitional housing for single women and women with children. CHC conducts health visits at the shelter one day a week to provide preventive care, such as immunizations, as well as treat more complex needs such as asthma and diabetes. These families, many of whom have no health insurance or transportation, are often left with few options other than the emergency room for even basic health needs.

a Cocoon house teen drop in & residential centers

Cocoon House is Snohomish County’s only resource exclusively serving homeless and runaway youth ages 13 to 17. These children often have complex and challenging needs, and do not have easy access to the most basic health care. The regular visits done by CHC provide an opportunity for not only preventive care and treatment, but also an opportunity to provide education on topics such as nutrition, substance abuse and family planning.

a KIDS’ CLINIC AT TOMORROW’S HOPE DAY CARE

Housing Hope provides a combination of emergency and transitional housing, permanent rental, and self-help home ownership. Tomorrow’s Hope is an on-site childcare facility for parents who are participating in the program. Keeping children healthy as parents work to become employed and self-sufficient contributes tremendously to their ability to succeed.

a NEWBORN ACCESS

By working closely with area hospitals, we are able to reach out to new parents who are uninsured or do not have a medical home for their new baby. In addition to providing basic supplies and education on infant care, we also help them establish care at CHC, schedule their baby’s first checkup, and help see if they are qualified for any available insurance programs.

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