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!

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Rebecca says whole-person care has enabled her to “become a better parent and a better person.” [Read Her Story]

Latest News

Are You At Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Our new Diabetes Prevention Program can improve your health and well-being. more >>

Save the Date: North Whatcom Health Center Ribbon Cutting

Join us on Thursday, June 27th to celebrate the completion of our new health center. more >>

Unity Care NW Named Ski to Sea “Community Team”

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

Smoking Cessation Group Coming Soon

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

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Talk, Test, Treat in April

April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month. Help fight STDs with 3 simple steps — talk to your health care provider about STDs and how to prevent them, get tested for STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV, and if you discover you are living with an infection, get treatment. Most STDs are curable, and getting treatment early not only improves your own health outcomes but can also help protect others.

The number of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases both nationally and locally have been on the rise. Antibiotic-resistant strains of these diseases are always a concern. So talk to your health care provider about risk factors and prevention. if you haven’t been tested, make an appointment today. Call us at (360) 676-6177.

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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.