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]

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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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Flu Vaccines Now Available

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

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November is National Diabetes Month

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? If you have, you’re not alone. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and another 84 million adults are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Although there is no cure for diabetes, there are many ways to treat and manage diabetes. Those include regular appointments with your health care provider, taking your medications as prescribed, staying physically active, and eating a healthy diet.

Unity Care NW also offers several programs for our diabetic and pre-diabetic patients. If you live with diabetes or have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, talk to your health care provider or contact our Population Health team at (360) 788-2669 or population.health@ucnw.org to learn about programs that might help you prevent or manage your health condition.

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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.