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Family Practice

What Is Family Medicine?

Community Heath Center of Snohomish County’s (CHC) family practice providers specialize in the health of individual family members and the family as a whole. A family medicine provider can identify and treat conditions that affect children, teens, adults, and older family members. Family practice providers can be your point-of-care person for years to come, meaning you have someone you and your family know to support you through your health journey.

A family medicine provider considers all aspects of a person’s health, including: social, emotional, mental, and physical. As the first point of contact for most health issues, your family practice provider can refer patients to other CHC specialists including nutritionists, physical therapists, and behavioral health specialists, so that each family member can receive the care they need and deserve.

Family Medicine for the Whole Family


Family practice providers get to know you and your family, so they can consider all of your needs. This can include services like providing overdue vaccines at an appointment you made for your sore back, so you don’t have to make another appointment. It could also include working with you to schedule appointments for the whole family on the same day, so you don’t have to miss another day of work. A CHC family practice provider will help you take care of the whole family in ways that work for you. We are here for you, for the long term!

Our family practice providers can help you receive medical attention for:

  • Chronic diseases (like diabetes and asthma)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor ailments
  • Yearly physicals
  • Women’s health care, including IUD placement
  • Prenatal care
  • Circumcisions
  • Newborn check-ups
  • Well child check-ups
  • Geriatric care
  • Skin biopsies
  • Minor office procedures
  • Joint injections
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Individual Attention for Your Entire Family

Besides being able to provide medical attention to people of all ages, family medicine physicians also provide tailored and individualized solutions for your entire family, keeping all current and historic influential factors in mind.

Treat Chronic Conditions, Such as Diabetes & Asthma

Family members that suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes can greatly benefit from specialized, ongoing treatment at a family medical practice.

Create Long-term Plans of Action

Instead of simply providing a solution to the symptoms, our professional family physicians can help create long-term plans. These can even involve lifestyle changes to achieve the right results and treat the root cause of a condition or problem.

Extensive Knowledge of Medical History

Family physicians are aware of your medical history. If they have been treating your family for a while, they may even consider genetics, medical history, and life-cycle factors when treating or diagnosing an illness.

Provide High-quality, Local Referrals

Not only can they provide general medical assistance, but family physicians can also refer you to local specialists. When you need to see a specialist for cancer, heart disease, neurological conditions, or any other serious concern, a family doctor can help you find a specialist that has the right skills and personality type for the job.

Need after-hours assistance?

Call your clinic to reach the on-call provider or 425-640-5544 to access our Nurse Advice Line.

Accessible Healthcare,
Regardless of Insurance

Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) provides affordable health services, including medical, dental, behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, and pharmacy services. We welcome patients who are on Washington Apple Health, Medicaid, 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.

No insurance? We can help! Learn more about sliding fee scales and financial assistance.