HealthPoint is a healthcare home where patient’s primary care needs are addressed through health promotion and treatment of acute and chronic needs. Low-income, uninsured and underinsured King County residents have access to quality primary care on a sliding scale basis determined by family size and income. Our Primary Medical Program offers a health care home to over 70,000 people in King County annually. Patients get treatment for acute, chronic and preventative health as well as supportive services including health education, behavioral health care, and pharmacy. A unique component is Natural Medicine. Providers in both naturopathic and allopathic disciplines work together to provide robust treatment plans. Medical clinics are located in Bothell, Redmond, Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, Renton, SeaTac, Tukwila and Midway.
Our Dental Program provides comprehensive services to people of all ages and insurance status. Dental care coordinators ensure access to needed services through community outreach and coordination with the medical program. We are the only community health center in Washington to deliver general anesthesia for performing pediatric dental surgery. Dental clinics are located in Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, Midway, Redmond and Bothell.
Our school-based programs at Tyee Educational Complex in SeaTac and Evergreen High School in Burien provide access to healthcare for more than 800 students each year. Many are uninsured and would not otherwise receive regular healthcare. The student-friendly clinics offer screenings, immunizations, primary and preventative care, referrals, nutritional education, and case management for medical and mental health needs.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
We are the last health care resort for many people in King County. About 37% of our patients do not pay the full cost of their care. As the state and local governments continue to rebound from the economic recession and contend with severe budget constraints, the burden of rising health care costs increasingly falls on local businesses and families. Because of exceptional financial stewardship, HealthPoint managed to serve over 70,000 patients in 2012 and keep its programs whole. We are committed to doing the same in 2013 and beyond.
Our new HealthPoint Bothell health center opened in October 2012, expanding primary care access in the NorthShore area from 6,000 patients per year to 12,000. A new 9 chair dental clinic, specialty and public health services and on-site pharmacy make it a true healthcare home. This $12 million facility was made possible through a $6.8 million Federal Affordable Care Act award.
In 2012 HealthPoint launched a $3 million private capital campaign to support the construction of the new HealthPoint Bothell health center (2012) and new HealthPoint Midway health center (2013). As of 2/2013, $1.28 million of the $3 million goal has been raised. Expanding access to “Good Medicine” affordable, quality care in communities such as Midway & Bothell will put us in a good position to respond to the increased number of low-income residents seeking health care. By strategically targeting our resources to underserved communities, we advance our mission of reducing barriers and improving health for the most vulnerable people in our communities.
This year our greatest need is private support for our Good Medicine Capital Campaign. By supporting this campaign, you will help provide a healthcare home to over 20,000 new patients. You’ll help ease the strain on local emergency rooms and social services. And you will strengthen communities—by helping residents stay healthy and productive and by providing welcoming, well-designed facilities that help anchor and revitalize neighborhoods. Your gift will enable us to continue work that has made a real, measurable difference in our communities and in the lives of thousands of King County residents. Please help us bring more “good medicine” to underserved communities in King County. Please consider a gift to HealthPoint today. Thank you.
We invite the donor community to engage with us in helping more people get well and stay well. HealthPoint is committed to operating efficiently, to being the source of health and well- being that our patients need and deserve, and by doing this building healthier communities.