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Inclement Weather Updates

All CHC locations plan to operate on a normal schedule at this time. The forecast predicts more snow over the next several days. This winter weather could impact clinic hours of operation and/or staffing. Please be sure you are familiar with the Inclement Weather protocols and ways to stay informed on adjustments to hours in your work area. Updated December 1, 2022 at 11:55 a.m.  ...

Holiday Clinic Closures

Christmas and New Year’s fall on a weekend this year, which creates some complexity in the traditional holiday closure schedule. Here is a list of upcoming holiday closures: Christmas Friday, Dec 23 – Christmas Eve ObservedAll CHC locations are closed, except medical walk-in at Edmonds and Everett-Central. Saturday, Dec 24 – Christmas EveAll CHC locations are closed, except medical walk-in at Edmonds and Everett-Central. Sunday, Dec 25 – Christmas DayAll CHC locations are closed. Monday,...

CHC designated as Health Center Quality Leader

Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) was recently recognized with a Health Center Quality Leader designation by the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA). Health Center Quality Leader badges are awarded to health centers with the best overall performance meeting or exceeding their clinical quality measures. Out of 27 health centers in Washington state, only seven health centers received Health Center Quality Leader recognition this year. “This Health Center Quality...

Gathering at the Table

By Samantha Wilford, MS, RDN, CD A great place to gather with loved ones is around the table. When done right, family meals can lead to many physical and mental benefits for the whole family. Research shows that children who regularly eat family meals have better academic performance, higher self-esteem, better diet quality, and are less likely to be overweight or have behavior problems. Parents and adults who eat with others...

CHC announces Douglas D. McMillen, MD as Interim Chief Medical Officer

Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) announced Douglas D. McMillen, MD as Interim Chief Medical Officer. Dr. McMillen is a board-certified physician with more than twenty years of experience treating patients. For the last several years, Dr. McMillen has practiced medicine at CHC’s Edmonds Clinic.   “CHC has been fortunate to have Dr. McMillen’s leadership and expertise on several important initiatives, such as our quality measures review committee and the...

CHC welcomes Jose Reynoso as new Chief Information Officer

Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) is excited to welcome Jose Reynoso as Chief Information Officer. Jose has over 13 years of healthcare information technology experience, including ten years working in Community Health Centers. “Jose’s knowledge, skills, and abilities leading technology teams in the Community Health Center environment bring great value to CHC,” said Joe Vessey, Chief Executive Officer. “What impressed the interview team the most was his passion for...

Everett-Central Medical and Walk-In Clinic Now Open

The medical clinic and walk-in clinic at Everett-Central are now open and serving patients on the second floor. The walk-in clinic is temporarily working out of the second floor medical clinic space, due to continued work in the first floor clinic area. Walk-in patients and medical patients can check in on the second floor and wait in the second floor clinic waiting area. These services were temporarily closed due to...

Statement from CHC’s CEO: Protect funding for Community Health Centers

This editorial was published in the Everett Herald on August 7, 2022 Joe Vessey, Chief Executive Officer National Health Center Week, Aug. 7-13, will be celebrated in person and virtually this year. Elected officials will join communities across the country to elevate the work that community health centers do, while continuing to fight on the front lines of covid-19 to keep our communities healthy and safe. Their visits and messages will demonstrate...

Celebrating National Health Center Week

Today, we begin celebrating National Health Center Week (NHCW)! NHCW (August 7 – 13) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers. Health centers provide preventive and primary care services to nearly 29 million people and have continued to do so while facing this global pandemic. Community health centers provide care to people who disproportionately suffer from chronic disease and...

Edmonds School District to house first School-based Health Center (SBHC) in Snohomish County

Lynnwood - Community Health Center of Snohomish County will open a new school-based health center (SBHC) at the Edmond’s School District’s Meadowdale High School starting this fall. This will be the first SBHC in Snohomish County. There are currently more than 65 SBHCs operating in Washington State, with a high concentration in King County supported by local levies. House Bill 1225 concerning SBHCs passed by the state legislature and was signed...