Sea Mar Community Health Centers Programs
Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health Services
These services are the core of Sea Mar's mission. Comprehensive medical services include family medicine, obstetrics, internal medicine, adolescent health care, chronic disease management, immigration physicals, industrial/occupational health care, geriatrics, walk-in services, emergency care, in-house laboratory and radiology services, and 340b pharmacy programs. Dental services include consultations, examinations, x-rays, fillings, sealants, scaling, root canals, prophylaxis, fluoride treatments, composites, extractions, pediatric orthodontics, and school-based screenings. Mental health and substance abuse counseling provide bilingual, bicultural outpatient and inpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling. All services are provided on a sliding scale and regardless of ability to pay. Additionally, Sea Mar accepts forms of public insurance that many other health organizations do not.
Long Term Care
Sea Mar offers to residential nursing home facilities in King County. These facilities provide bilingual, bicultural long-term skilled nursing care to elderly and convalescent residents, including Alzheimer's patients.
Sea Mar provides affordable rental housing for low income families, including housing dedicated to families transitioning out of homelessness. Additionally, Sea Mar provides safe, adequate and low cost seasonal housing for migrant farm workers and their families.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
As state budget cuts eliminate or drastically
reduce programs many people rely on for their livelihood, Sea Mar has taken
action by bringing some of these programs into its service plan. As budget cuts
force several WIC programs across the state to close, Sea Mar has taken over
many programs and has become the largest private provider of WIC services in
the state. These same budget cuts also present a dramatic need for the
organization. As one of the few Washington organizations that accepts publicly
subsidized insurance programs such as Medicaid or Basic Health, state budget
cuts to these programs affect thousands of Sea Mar patients who rely on these
programs to receive the health care they need. Sea Mar has played an
active role in providing education, training and outreach to uninsured
community members, helping thousands enroll for insurance under the Affordable
Care Act, and as the need continues, so too do Sea Mar's efforts in this
area. As more community members are served by Medicaid without an increase
in the number of local providers seeing Medicaid patients, Sea Mar expects to
see a large spike in patients seeking clinical services. Contributions to Sea
Mar are directly applied to serving patients who would otherwise not receive the
health care they need.