North Whatcom Health Center

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 capital campaign!

Kina’s Story

“My heart is overjoyed by the care my family has received from the dental team,” says Kina. [Read Her Story]

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June is Oral Health Month

Did you know that adult dental care is one of the most needed but least available services in Whatcom County? Too many Whatcom County residents lack access to regular dental care, and we know that a healthy body needs healthy teeth. Dental caries, otherwise known as “cavities,” can have lasting effects on physical health. Poor oral health can contribute to heart disease, and the inflammation caused by dental disease can make conditions such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s worse. Pregnant moms, parents, and caregivers can pass the bacteria to their family. The bacteria that cause cavities are primarily spread within the family, so taking care of your own dental needs can help both you and your children!

With the opening of our North Whatcom Health Center in Ferndale this summer, more adults will be able to get the oral health care they need. The new facility will feature 12 dental operatories, significantly expanding our ability to provide dental services to our patients living in north Whatcom County.

There’s still work to do to meet the needs of everyone who needs access to dental care. But as Washington State works to expand adult dental access across the state, we’re proud to be part of the solution.

To learn more about our adult dental services, click here.

Welcome to Dr. Elaine Peterson

Dr. Elaine Peterson joined Unity Care NW in March as our new pediatrician. She comes to us from Moses Lake, where she worked at a rural clinic and hospital. She is passionate about child development, including mental health and behavioral development, and she has a background in early childhood education and coaching. Dr. Peterson went to college at Western Washington University and is happy to be back in Bellingham. We could not be happier to have her join our team!

Dr. Peterson is now accepting new patients. Make an appointment today by calling (360) 676-6177 or click here to have a staff member call you!