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Delta Dental of Washington gives $2 million for new dental education clinic
Opens June 2016


Community Celebration a Success


Every woman is unique and so are her health care needs. That is why we offer a range of choices for family planning, pregnancy care and childbirth, including routine check-ups and health education with Neighborcare Health and UW Medicine providers. We are committed to providing culturally sensitive, full-service care for low- and high-risk women, regardless of income or insurance status. Our patients deliver at Swedish First Hill Birth Center or the University of Washington Medical Center.


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.

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