International Community Health Services will honor Janyce Ko Fisher, Hiroshi Nakano, Dorothy Wong, Dr. Alan Chun and Hermes Shahbazian with the Sapphire Leadership Award at the 2018 Bloom Gala.Continue Reading ICHS celebrates 45th anniversary and honors transforming leaders at 2018 Bloom Gala
International Community Health Services celebrated the Bellevue School District’s first school-based health center at an open house on April 5, 2018.Continue Reading ICHS celebrates Highland Middle School-Based Health Center at open house
International Community Health Services received a $25,000 grant from the KeyBank Foundation, as part of its April 3 Community Impact Day that totaled over $1.9 million to almost 20 nonprofits in the greater Seattle area. ICHS will use the funds to provide uncompensated care for target King County minority populations. In 2017, ICHS provided $1,265,435 in uncompensated care. Among nearly 31,000 patients, 41% were at or below the federal poverty level, 81% were people of color and 55% spoke limited English and needed interpretation services.Continue Reading ICHS receives $25,000 grant as part of KeyBank’s over $1.9 million community impact day
450 individuals welcomed in the year of the dog at the Lunar New Year 5K Walk & Run in Shoreline by raising over $30,000 for uncompensated care.Continue Reading Over $30,000 raised at Lunar New Year 5K
Tickets are now on sale for International Community Health Services’ 2018 Bloom Gala, to be held at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on May 5. The funds raised at this annual celebration will support health services for those who cannot afford to pay for them.Continue Reading 2018 Bloom Gala tickets on sale now
“Thanks to the support from these amazing people, I can rest assured that I am in good care.”
I came to the United States in March 2017 as an immigrant from Vietnam. In May 2017, I noticed a lump in my left breast. Fortunately, I saw an advertisement about the Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) and contacted Minh Nguyen, a community advocate. She carefully explained the program to me. She helped me make an appointment with BCCHP at ICHS’ Holly Park Clinic. Through BCCHP, a provider referred me for a mammogram and ultrasound. Results showed I had a tumor in my left breast. My biopsy diagnosed me with Stage 2 left breast cancer. It is an invasive and fast-growing cancer. My breast cancer will not respond to hormone therapy or other medications. I will need surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. I knew that I couldn’t afford to pay for expensive treatments.
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