Welcome to International Community Health Services
International Community Health Services (ICHS) is a nonprofit community health center that offers affordable health care services to Seattle and King County’s Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, and the broader community. ICHS provides primary medical and dental care, health support services, and health education in seven locations.
ICHS has been a vital part of the community since opening in 1973 as a small, storefront health clinic in Seattle’s International District. Today, it is the largest Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community health center in Washington state. ICHS is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). ICHS was presented by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee with the 2015 Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Health Care, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services named ICHS the only “National Quality Leader” in Washington state in 2015 for exceeding national quality benchmarks for health care.
Ruth Woo, beloved mentor to many elected officials and passionate advocate for Asian Pacific American community causes, passed away on July 13 in Seattle at the age of 89. Woo was a close friend of International Community Health Services (ICHS), supporting the annual ICHS Bloom Gala with financial contributions and wielding her considerable influence behind the scenes to push for state funding to support health services for immigrants and refugees.
Following a successful year of a new dental residency program, International Community Health Services (ICHS) recently welcomed two new dentists who will take part in the program’s second year.
Drs. Jason Gov and John Logsdon are now seeing patients as they rotate assignments between the ICHS Shoreline and Bellevue dental clinics. They came to ICHS through a partnership with the New York University Lutheran Medical Center Dental Medicine Advanced Education in General Dentistry (NYULMC AEGD) residency program.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic has been certified as a LEED Gold building in recognition of environmentally friendly features and initiatives that make it a “green building.”
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold buildings must meet high benchmarks demonstrating that their design, construction, and features benefit the environment. The program is administered by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council.
Two new family doctors are now seeing patients at International Community Health Services (ICHS) after being matched through a new partnership with Swedish Family Medicine Residency/Cherry Hill.
The residents, Drs. Lisa Chan and Tiffany Ho, are onboard as part of the ICHS-Swedish partnership. This is the first year that ICHS hosts family medicine residents as one of the recent additions to the clinic sites of the Swedish Family Medicine Residency/Cherry Hill program.