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Mission: Improve the health of our community by providing high quality, caring and culturally appropriate primary health care that addresses the needs of people regardless of their ability to pay.
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Country Doctor Community
1. For 35 years, we have offered health care to all those in need ? from expectant mothers and newborns to seniors.
2. No one is turned away because they cannot afford to pay for their care. 62% of patients are uninsured; fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income and family size.
3. Patients may choose to see the same provider during return visits.
4. Our staff can help eligible patients sign up for Medicaid & Basic Health Plan. Most insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted.
5. Both clinic sites offer the same services during flexible hours; evening and weekend appointments are available.
6. Patients with medical needs that require a specialist can be referred to those committed to helping our patients.
7. Our Family Practice physicians deliver patients? babies at Swedish Medical Center.
8. We welcome new patients from Seattle/ King County and surrounding communities.
9. Our physicians are board certified; we have been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) since 1998.
10. Country Doctor Community Health Centers is a non-profit organization. We provide over $400,000 in free care each year; private donations are always urgently needed.
It All Began?.
1968: In the Madrona neighborhood a group of passionate citizens ?The Black Panthers - committed to the health of African American families started the Sidney Miller Family Services Center.
1971: ?Would the last one out of Seattle please turn off the lights?? Boeing crashed and thousands fled Seattle?s dim future. Then ?thelights came on? in a vacant brick firehouse on 15 th. Like the Sidney Miller Center, Country Doctor Community Clinic was created by volunteers who wanted to help their neighbors. The unpaid staff worked odd jobs during the day, and opened the clinic just at night.How We Grew
In 1988 the two organizations merged operations, but offered services at two sites to better serve their communities together .From those first patients served during 1969, the CDCHC now provides over 50,000 medical visits to nearly 17,000 patients each year.
How We Care
Cuts, earaches, fevers, pregnancy care, chronic conditions and illness?We now provide comprehensive preventive health care, and treatment services for chronic conditions. Well-trained physicians and staff provide personalized care for patients and their families.
- Lindsey McDonald
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