Children’s Services

Unity Care NW works with children and their families to promote preventive health care for children in Bellingham & Whatcom County.

Children’s Medical Care

We offer coordinated primary medical and dental care for children and adolescents, and we are expanding our family behavioral health services.

Our children’s medical services include:

  • Well-child visits
  • Newborn care
  • Developmental screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Sports exams
  • Specialty referrals

Regular health screenings and immunizations are very important for your child. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following ages for well-child appointments:

  • 3-5 days (newborn)
  • By 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months (2 years)
  • 30 months
  • 3 years

Children should be seen every year from ages 3 to 21.

Children’s Dental Care

Unity Care NW is dedicated to breaking the cycle of dental disease that runs in families. Dental caries or “cavities” are caused by bacteria that can be passed among family members. To prevent this, we provide dental care to children, pregnant women, and the parents of children who are Unity Care NW patients.

Our dental services include:

  • Exams
  • Cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride applications
  • Oral hygiene instruction

Same-day Sick Appointments

We offer same-day appointments for sick children. Contact us at one of the following phone numbers:
Phone: (360) 676-6177

Toll free phone: (877) 235-6850

After-hours nurse: (360) 255-5334

Sliding Fee Discount Program

Unity Care NW offers a Sliding Fee Discount Program to help keep care affordable for uninsured patients and those with high deductibles and co-pays. Eligibility for the Sliding Fee Discount Program is based on household size and income.

To apply for the Sliding Fee Discount Program, contact our Outreach and Enrollment staff at (360) 788-2669.

Reach Out and Read

Unity Care NW is a participant in Reach Out and Read, a national program that partners with health care providers to encourage and support early childhood literacy. Children between the ages of birth and five receive a book during each of their well-child visits, and our providers work with parents to support their child’s literacy development. Learn about the Milestones of Early Literacy Development here.