ICHS patient turns dental appointments to day in town

Holly Groat (left) checks in with Louisa Liu, ICHS patient services representative, for her dental appointment.

When Holly Groat has an appointment to see her dentist at International Community Health Services (ICHS) in the International District, she and her husband, Albert, make a day of it.

“We love coming out here, just walking around the International District, checking out the restaurants and seeing the sights,” she said. “We’re very interested in seeing the Bruce Lee exhibit at the Wing Luke museum because we’re big Bruce Lee fans.”

Likewise, going to the ICHS International District Dental Clinic is like a visit with old friends.

“Everyone here is so friendly, so competent, and very concerned for their patients,” she said. “They also do great dental work.”

Groat, 63, of Ballard, found ICHS several years ago though a community group she volunteers with, when she inquired about finding affordable dental care. She said ICHS reminds her of growing up in a small neighborhood, where everyone looked after each other.

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