Thank you to all of you who attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, June 7 for our new North Whatcom Health Center in Ferndale. It was wonderful to be joined by so many local dignitaries, and a big thanks to KAFE 104.1 and Scotty VanDryver for broadcasting live from the event.
We’re excited to see construction start. The North Whatcom Health Center will expand access to primary medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services in north Whatcom County. The new 23,000 sq. ft. health center will serve 9,500 patients. It will include 12 dental operatories, expanding access to adult dental care in our community. The facility will also have the most comprehensive behavioral health services in Whatcom County, outside of Bellingham. It will bring on-site pharmacy services to our Ferndale location, and it will employ 60 full-time staff and will contribute to the revitalization of Ferndale’s Portal Way corridor.
We expect the health center to be open to patients by the summer of 2019. Watch for updates on our progress in the coming months!