Sea-Mar Community Health Centers

Sea Mar Community Health Center serves individuals experiencing homelessness in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, Snohomish, King, Pierce, Thurston, Clallam, Grays Harbor and Clark Counties.  Sea Mar provides direct care as well as services subcontracted through other community health centers. Sea Mar provides broad range of primary medical, dental, preventive, human and social services to homeless in most of our sites. In addition, one homeless-only medical clinic operates in Pierce County and a mobile medical team visits a shelter on a weekly basis in Whatcom county.  In some counties, Sea Mar helps facilitate mobile medical clinics at yearly Project Homeless Connects. Additional mobile dental clinics and medical clinics take place in Skagit and Whatcom county when possible.

Services

24 hour emergency on-call, Asthma, Basic Needs, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Child Development Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Mental Health Services for Youth, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Obstetrics, Outreach, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Smoking Cessation, Specialty Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Urgent Care, Well Child Check-ups, X-ray. These services are provided by Sea-Mar or through referrals to community partners.

Linkages

Sea Mar makes referrals for inpatient care, specialty services, most diagnostic laboratory and radiology services, most pharmaceutical services, housing, and vocational education training, community service agencies, food banks, and churches for financial aid, legal assistance, social services, shelter, and basic needs assistance. Referrals for substance abuse services are made to Skagit Valley Hospital, North Sound Evaluation and Treatment Center, Pioneer Center North, Sea Mar Community Health Center's Inpatient Treatment Centers, and St. Joseph Hospital. Referral agencies include Community Action, Opportunity Council, NW Justice Project, Allianza Pro Migrante, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Friendship House Shelter, Lighthouse Mission, Agape Mission, Skagit Domestic Violence and Assault Services Shelter, LOVE In The Name of Christ (LOVE Inc.), Neighbors in Need, Bellingham Food Bank, Helping Hands, Viewcrest Assembly of God, Community Covenant, Immaculate Conception, and St. Cha

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 12,000

Patients served: 6,037

Subcontractors

Interfaith CHC

220 Unity Bellingham, WA 98225 
Contact:
David Hughes
Phone:
(360) 676-6177 
Fax:
(360) 671-3574 
Email:
david_hughes@interfaithchc.org