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.

UCNW Call Center’s Story

Our Call Center staff recently spent a day volunteering at the Bellingham Food Bank. [Read Their Story]

Latest News

Are You Eligible for Medicare?

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

Sponsors Support Our Work!

Become a Health Care Champion and support the work of Unity Care NW. more >>

Housing Week Is October 21-26

The third annual Housing Week will feature workshops, tours, and discussions about innovative affordable housing solutions. more >>

Flu Vaccines Now Available

Flu vaccines available in Bellingham and Ferndale on a walk-in basis or by appointment. more >>

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Prevent Pneumonia

Did you know that you can lower your risk of getting pneumonia? Each year, approximately 1 million Americans are hospitalized for pneumonia. About 50,000 of these cases result in death. Adults, especially those over 65 years of age, are most at risk of contracting pneumonia. But vaccines are available that can help prevent this disease.

Pneumonia can be a dangerous complication of the flu. If you are over 65 years of age, talk to your health care provider about not only receiving a flu shot this year but also about how you can best prevent pneumonia. There are different options, and your provider can help identify the one that’s best for you.

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 November 21, 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 November 21.

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.