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.
Last month, ICHS reopened its school-based health center in the newly remodeled TT Minor School on Capitol Hill.
The building, which received a $14 million face-lift thanks to a 2013 capital levy measure approved by voters, now serves as the permanent home for Seattle World School (SWS), which serves 300 immigrant students who speak over 30 different languages.
Open enrollment runs from Nov 1, 2016 to Jan 31, 2017. During that time individuals and families can sign up for a qualified health plan for the WA State Exchange or marketplace.
This is the fourth year ICHS will partner with the state to help enroll patients and clients for various health care plans available through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, also known as “the marketplace.”