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Katherine's
Story

“The Affordable Care Act is cheaper for the tax payers.”

Katherine, a patient at Unity Care NW for over six years, was receiving her health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” when she started taking medications for her high blood pressure. As a result of being able to afford the care she needs, she’s avoided a stroke, heart attack, or other health crisis that could send her to the Emergency Room. There is “little help available for the working poor,” she says, and she knows that preventive services and medications made affordable through the Affordable Care Act play an important role in keeping health care costs down for everyone.

Katherine has benefited from the full range of services offered at Unity Care NW. She initially enrolled in her health plan with help from our Outreach and Enrollment team. She is a medical patient who uses the pharmacy for prescriptions and has also received care from our behavioral health staff. Her behavioral health counselor has helped her manage stress, another way she’s addressing her high blood pressure.

She values the integrated approach of community health centers. “Unity Care NW has helped me a lot.”

Though she is now on Medicare and receives Social Security, she finds it upsetting that the Affordable Care Act could be repealed or undermined. “Though it might not affect me directly,” it would affect other patients.

 

Stephanie's
Story

Thank you, Stephanie, for joining the disaster relief efforts of the Red Cross.

Stephanie Pattison, a counselor in our Behavioral Health Department, recently spent a week in Beaumont, Texas providing mental health services in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

After seeing an all-call for disaster relief volunteers, Stephanie took a leap of faith and submitted her name to join the efforts of the Red Cross. Much to her surprise, she was contacted the next day. The training pieces fell into place, she arranged for the time off from work, and one day later, she was on her way to Texas.

Stephanie shared that volunteering with the disaster relief mental health team was the most difficult and most fulfilling thing she has ever done.

She was unsure what to expect from this experience.  “I did not know what I would be doing, or who I would be with, or what the day-to-day work would look like. I just had to trust the process and trust myself.”

While Stephanie was amazed to see the resilience of the community in the face of such devastation, for her, the high point of her experience was the opportunity to use her one-on-one counseling skills with people in shelters, providing emotional support and coping skills in a crisis.

This was the first time Stephanie has done anything like this. She’s looking forward to volunteering for mental health disaster relief work again in the future.

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