Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Get up-to-date information on symptoms, how to prevent illness, self-care, and getting medical care. You can also find information about UCNW procedure and program changes. Learn more.

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Latest News

Special Enrollment Period Announced for Health Insurance

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is offering a special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are currently without health insurance through May 8th. more >>

Curbside Pick-up for Pharmacy Prescriptions

Beginning, Monday, March 23, UCNW Pharmacy is beginning curbside prescription pick-up. more >>

Behavioral Health Groups and Acupuncture Suspended. Emergency Dental Care Available.

For the safety of patients and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, these services are suspended until further notice. more >>

Changes to Arrival Procedures for Appointments

Effective Wednesday, March 18, UCNW is implementing new procedures for health center visits, due to the coronavirus outbreak. more >>

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death among those cancers affecting both men and women, but it doesn’t have to be. Colorectal cancer is preventable with regular screening over the age of 50. Screening can also detect cancer early when it is most treatable. If you have a history of colorectal cancer or other risk factors, your health care provider may recommend that you begin getting screened at an earlier age. There is more than one way to get tested, so talk to your health care provider about the screening that’s best for you. If you are 50 years of age or older, call (360) 676-6177 to schedule a visit to discuss getting screened.

 

 

Still Facing a “Fiscal Cliff”

We are pleased that Congress is extending short-term funding for the nation’s community health centers. Unfortunately, however, the funding package does not provide the long-term certainty and sustainability that health centers need to do our work. In 2017, the nation’s community health centers went over a “fiscal cliff” when Congress failed to provide funding for five months. As a May 22, 2020 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  extended that deadline until December 20th, and now the deadline has been extended again to May 22, 2020.

While there are proposals to provide stable, long-term funding to community health centers, we continue to face another deadline for action. Learn more about current proposals being considered and how to voice your support for community health centers.