International Community Health Services Community Clinic opens its doors in Shoreline

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ICHS Clinic in Shoreline
now open

All photos by Steven H. Robinson

International Community Health Services (ICHS), a non-profit community health center serving the needs of Asian and Pacific Islander communities and underserved populations in Seattle for more than 40 years, has opened the doors on the first-ever community health center in Shoreline.

Located on Aurora Avenue North, just north of 165th Street, it offers a full range of both medical and dental services.

Ten dental chairs

The new ICHS Shoreline Medical and Dental clinic, at 16549 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133, has 20 medical exam rooms, 10 dental chairs and is poised to serve thousands of patients in the coming years. The clinic will be the first of its kind in Shoreline, but this is ICHS’s fourth full-service clinic with others in Bellevue and in Seattle’s International District and Holly Park neighborhoods.

20 medical exam rooms

The new Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic location is part of ICHS’ vision and a long-term understanding of the changes in the Asian Pacific Islander and other underserved communities throughout King County and the need for more primary care services due to health care reform.

Grand opening ceremony Sept 25

ICHS held a grand opening celebration on Thursday, September 25. Teresita Batayola (ICHS CEO), Laurie Wylie (Reg. Administrator for Health Resource and Services Administration) and Chris Eggen (Deputy Mayor Shoreline were the speakers.

Teresita Batayola the CEO of ICHS said, “It is exciting to be expanding to meet the needs of the Shoreline community. We have a long history of not only making sure we serve our patients in their language, but ensuring we provide culturally appropriate services as well. Our experienced and trusted health care teams are here for patients from any background and income level. No one is turned away. ”

Traditional Chinese Lion Dancers performed
bringing Best Wishes

In addition to the full range of medical and dental services for people of all ages, ICHS also provides interpretation in any language and offers a sliding fee scale for the uninsured.

Corrected building address 10-03-2014 4:38pm


Anonymous,  September 30, 2014 at 8:11 PM  

What are the medical and dental needs of Asian and Pacific Islander communities?

Anonymous,  October 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM  

It's about time Asian and Pacific Islanders get the same "quality" care us white folk get!

Anonymous,  October 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM  

A translator in every pot. No wonder this country is going to the dogs.

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