North Whatcom Health Center

Our new North Whatcom Health Center is now open and accepting new patients. Conveniently located off of I-5 on Portal Way in Ferndale, the health center offers medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services to north Whatcom County residents. Learn more.

Lions Clubs’ Story

Thanks to the Lions Clubs for helping to make the North Whatcom Health Center a reality. [Read Their Story]

Latest News

CVS Health Awards Community Grant to UCNW

Thank you to CVS Health for supporting our Whatcom Veggie Rx Program. more >>

Jodi Joyce Selected as Unity Care NW CEO

Jodi Joyce will succeed Desmond Skubi in January 2020. more >>

Open Enrollment Happening Now!

Open Enrollment is your opportunity to renew or enroll in insurance coverage or change plans. more >>

Are You Eligible for Medicare?

Open Enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage is October 15 through December 7. more >>

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December is AIDS Awareness Month

As we recognize World AIDS Day on December 1, we take the opportunity to reflect on the past, remember those whose lives have been lost to this disease, celebrate progress, and recommit to ending HIV/AIDS. The progress made in fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been significant. With treatment and medication, those living with HIV/AIDS can now lead full and fulfilling lives. But the fight isn’t over yet.

Tens of thousands of Americans continue to be diagnosed with HIV each year. Many of those living with HIV don’t know that they have the disease, which increases their risk of passing it on to others. Treatment is prevention. When HIV is treated and controlled, the chances of transmitting the disease are dramatically reduced.

If you haven’t been tested for HIV, this month is your opportunity to do so. Make an appointment by calling (360) 676-6177 today. A simple blood test is all that is needed.  Everyone should be tested at least once in their lifetime. Get Tested!

 

Another “Fiscal Cliff” is Looming

In 2017, the nation’s community health centers went over a “fiscal cliff” when Congress failed to provide funding for five months. As a December 20, 2019 deadline to fully fund community health centers approaches, we’re facing another fiscal cliff.

As a Federally-Qualified Health Center, Unity Care NW receives federal grant funding each year. This funding has been critical to the operation, expansion, and construction of health centers nationwide. At Unity Care NW, these funds helped make the 2016 construction of our adult dental and expanded behavioral health facilities a reality. Legislation that was finally passed in early 2018 extended federal funding for another two years, through September 30, 2019. Congress recently extended that deadline until December 20th.

While there are several proposals to extend and increase funding to community health centers, the deadline for action is fast approaching. Learn more about current bills being considered and how to voice your support for community health centers.