North Whatcom Health Center Capital Campaign

In response to the growing need for quality, affordable health care throughout our community, Unity Care NW is constructing a new $15 million, expanded health center serving north Whatcom County. Join us in supporting the campaign!

Cedric’s Story

Cedric got his start at Unity Care NW in high school. Today, he’s our Quality Improvement Manager. [Read His Story]

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Unity Care NW Named Ski to Sea “Community Team”

Cheer on our team on Sunday, May 26! more >>

National Call-In Day to Support Community Health Centers

Call our Congressional elected officials on Thursday, March 28th to ask for their support of community health centers. more >>

Need Help with Tax Preparation?

If your household makes less than $66,000 a year, you are eligible for free tax preparation and filing assistance from the Opportunity Council. more >>

Smoking Cessation Group Coming Soon

Are you ready to reclaim your health and kick the smoking habit? more >>

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Are you 50 years or older? Does your family have a history of colorectal cancer? If so, this month is a great time to talk to your health care provider about getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, but the good news is that it’s preventable and treatable when diagnosed early. There are several different ways to be screened for colorectal cancer, so talk to your health care provider about the screening test that is best for you. Regular screening can detect precancerous polyps from which most colorectal cancers develop. These can be removed before they turn into cancer.

To learn more, click here. To make an appointment, call us at (360) 676-6177.

 

2019 Legislative Session is Underway

The Washington State Legislature is now in session, and community health centers across the state are making the case for strengthening health care services. This year’s goal is to protect the health care safety net, increase oral health capacity, and improve access to behavioral health services. Community health centers are working to ensure that the most vulnerable individuals in our state maintain access to health care and Medicaid coverage. We hope that legislators will continue to invest capital funds to further expand much-needed access to dental care and behavioral health services. Learn more about these legislative priorities and sign up for Unity Care NW advocacy alerts.

Congress is also considering legislation to provide the nation’s community health centers with stable funding for five years. In 2017, Congress allowed funding for community health centers to lapse for several months, creating uncertainty for providers and patients. The current funding authorization for health centers will expire September 30, 2019. To avoid a repeat of what happened in 2017, we need to act now. Contact our legislators here to express your support for community health centers.