For more than 40 years, Neighborcare Health has provided a health care home for our most vulnerable neighbors.
A home is where the heart is, a place that's welcoming, supportive, provides peace of mind. At Neighborcare Health, we believe everyone deserves and needs a place to call their health care home, regardless of income or insurance status. A health care home is where a team of medical, dental and mental health professionals work in collaboration with each patient to develop a personal health improvement plan. It's a place where we encourage long-term relationships with patients, and care for them from birth through the end of their life. No matter which clinic patients visit at Neighborcare Health, we want them all to feel at home.
We are the largest provider of primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services in Seattle focusing on low-income and uninsured families and individuals, seniors on fixed incomes, immigrants, and the homeless. Each year we care for almost 50,000 patients at our 17 non-profit medical, dental and school-based clinics. We ask everyone to pay what they can, but no one is turned away due to inability to pay. With the help of our partners and donors, we work to make our city a healthier and safer place for everyone.
We treat the whole person, offering medical and dental care, social work and counseling, OB and midwifery, health education and nutrition services. We meet our patients where they are, geographically, culturally, physically and emotionally. Our clinics are located in neighborhoods where health disparities are the greatest, and our care teams, who speak over 40 languages and dialects, are as diverse as our patients.
The mission of Neighborcare Health is to provide comprehensive health care to families and individuals who have difficulty accessing care; respond with sensitivity to the needs of our culturally diverse patients; and advocate and work with others to improve the overall health status of the communities we serve.
Our Core Purpose
Our purpose is to improve health by engaging, educating and empowering people in the communities we serve.
Our Ultimate Goal
100% Access, Zero Health Disparities
Our Core Values
Each day we work for a more just society where excellent health is enjoyed by all.
We treat our patients and fellow staff members with the utmost respect and dignity. We treasure the cultural and ethnic diversity of Neighborcare Health staff and clients and continually seek to understand and honor each person.
We place value both on the sense of community we maintain inside Neighborcare Health and on the way we weave ourselves into the fabric of the larger community. Our culture at Neighborcare Health is built on an ideal of equality and a spirit of teamwork, where all staff members are valued for their contributions.
We approach our work with professionalism, pride and commitment. We seek to continuously improve and, in all we do, service to our patients and community comes first.