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Free Range Health provides low-cost mobile integrative health care to underserved individuals and communities.
Free Range Health seeks to overcome many of the mobility challenges that face underserved individuals and communities. Our decentralized model of health care delivery benefits seniors, homebound individuals and caregivers, rural communities, and native communities.
We currently operate low-cost community acupuncture clinics in 4 senior centers throughout Snohomish County in Washington. Many of our patients do not drive and are living on fixed incomes. Seeking out private acupuncture services would be physically and financially beyond their reach.
We are also working to expand our in-home services for homebound patients and their caregivers. This meets the needs of patients who are unable to leave their home due to disability or illness. For homes with patients on hospice or patients with severe disabilities, we often treat the caregivers at the same time. By providing treatments to caregivers and other members of the household, we are able to improve the quality of life of the whole family.
We are a small organization, but we are growing rapidly. We are currently seeking to expand our services throughout Washington State in the short term and to other states in the longterm.