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.
Nominations are now being accepted by International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the ICHS Foundation for the 2017 Bamboo Award for Health to recognize the outstanding work of people and organizations in supporting ICHS and its mission.
Three years ago, ICHS launched its Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Residency Program, a program designed to prepare newly licensed and certified nurse practitioners for careers as primary care providers in a community health setting. After rigorous review, the program received accreditation from the National Nurse Practitioner Residency & Fellowship Training Consortium, making it the first accredited program in the Washington State and the second in the nation.
Did you know? January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is almost always caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Vaccines are available to protect against the types of HPV that most often cause cervical cancer.