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Deeply rooted in the Asian Pacific Islander community, ICHS provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health and wellness services and promotes health equity for all.
In the more than four decades since its opening as a small storefront clinic in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District neighborhood, International Community Health Services (ICHS) has played an integral role in the advancement of health and wellness for the Asian Pacific Islander community, as well as the community at large. Since its opening in 1973, ICHS has grown to employ more than 500 people and serve nearly 31,000 patients amongst our nine clinic locations.
ICHS is committed to providing high-quality health care services to all and is a strong proponent of health care as a human right. We welcome people from all ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, all genders, age, sexual orientation, and housing/insurance status. Collectively, ICHS patients speak over 50 different languages, and we offer no-cost interpretation services to all.
For more information about the healthcare services we provide including medical, dental and vision services, please click our “Patient Services” page here.
In 2018, ICHS was one of only two health centers in Washington State to be named a National Quality Leader by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This recognition indicates that ICHS exceeded national quality benchmarks including: Healthy People 2020 goals, chronic disease management and improving preventive, perinatal and prenatal health care. In addition, ICHS achieved the best overall clinical performance among all health centers nationally. In 2017, ICHS also received accreditation from the Accreditation for Ambulatory Health Care (AAACH) for exemplary standards in medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy care, as well as recognition from the Washington Health Alliance as a top state performer for excellence in care for Medicaid-insured patients.