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.
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Bloom Gala! Each year, hundreds of ICHS supporters come together for this special event to raise funds for uncompensated patient care at the ICHS clinics. Next year’s event will be on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in downtown Seattle.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) will open a new Young Adult Clinic at its Shoreline clinic later this month, providing contraceptive services and mental health counseling to those between the ages of 14 and 26.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Adam Smith toured the ICHS clinic on separate visits to mark National Health Center Week, which was celebrated by over 1,000 community clinics across the country August 7 to 13. For over 30 years, the special week has been used to highlight the vital work done by community-based health care agencies that serve vulnerable low-income and underserved populations.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) is proud to be one of the 1,100 Federally Qualified Health Centers around the nation who participated in National Health Center Week (August 7 to 13). The theme was “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Innovators in Community Health.”
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.