Read about all of the exciting news affecting Neighborcare Health’s patients!

Neighborcare Health News


Each year we share a story about the impact Neighborcare Health has had on our neighbors. This year we are sharing Ted's story. In 2015 Neighborcare Health served more than 60,000 patients, including many who were homeless or recently homeless like Ted. With your help, we are able to create caring healthcare homes for those who need it most.


Dear Friends,


Legislators approve $2.5 million in funding for the New the new Meridian Center for Health

At the end of June, the State Legislature voted to approve a new state budget that included $2.5 million to help fund construction of the new Meridian Center for Health! Neighborcare Health has developed key relationships and has strong support in the Washington State Legislature from Senator David Frockt, Representative Jessyn Farrell, and Speaker Frank Chopp. 

Since the launch of open enrollment on Oct. 1, 2013, Neighborcare’s team of enrollment specialists has been out in the community getting uninsured Seattleites enrolled in the Health Benefit Exchange at community fairs, libraries, clinics, churches, farmers markets – you name it. As of June 12th, 2015 Neighborcare Health eligibility staff have enrolled 21,766.

Beginning June 23, 2015, Neighborcare Health will start operating its first mobile dental van in partnership with Medical Teams International at the Greenwood location. This new dental clinic on wheels will provide much needed access to services for patients in Seattle’s north end.

“The van is an effort to bridge the gap in dental services until Meridian opens, and we are excited about partnering with Medical Teams International on this venture!” said Sarah Vander Beek, chief dental officer.


Neighborcare Health will be moving the administrative office from the Jesse Epstein building to new space in the iconic Pacific Tower between February 27 and March 4, 2015.

This move marks the end of a long history in the Jesse Epstein building in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood, which has housed community health center staff since the 1960s.


Starting February 24, 2015, Neighborcare Health midwifery patients will deliver their babies at Swedish First Hill Birth Center. The Swedish Birth Center offers patients supportive care in a comfortable environment - every room has a Jacuzzi tub, birthing ball, squatting bar and music system.


Neighborcare Health at Columbia City and Meridian

Last year Public Health – Seattle & King County announced that due to budget shortfalls it would transfer operation of two of its primary care clinics, the Columbia Public Health Center and the North Public Health Center, to Neighborcare Health.

The former Columbia Public Health Center will be integrated into our long co-located Rainier Park Clinic, as Neighborcare Health at Columbia City. Public Health will continue to operate dental and other services at this site, which will be known as the Columbia City Center for Health.





TIME: 2:00PM -7:00PM
7054 32nd Ave S, Room 206, Seattle, WA 98108

There will be In-Person Assisters to help you enroll in a Health Insurance Plan/Medicaid


One of Neighborcare Health’s most exciting new ventures is the Teaching Dental Center, which will open in the Pacific Tower in the fall of 2015.

The Teaching Dental Center is an innovative patient-centered dental clinic with a dual purpose: to provide a well-rounded educational experience, as well as access to affordable dental care for low-income individuals.


Neighborcare Health Homeless Youth Clinic at 45th Street has for decades provided integrated primary health care for homeless and at-risk street youth between the ages of 12 and 23.

Homeless Youth Clinic focuses on creating an environment that is safe, supportive, and accessible for youth, with services tailored to their particular needs. We proud of its twenty-one year reputation as a safe and caring place.

Our goal is always to help homeless patients into stable housing, but for those who aren’t yet there this time of year is cold and wet, but you can help!

Syndicate content