New immigrant counts on International Community Health Services for health and prenatal care

Patient Story: Eyerus Tekletsadik
Eyerus Tekletsadik prepares for a blood draw from medical technician Roger Chiu as part of the prenatal care she receives at International Community Health Services.

As a new immigrant from Ethiopia, by way of France, Eyerus Tekletsadik is very pleased to have been connected with the International Community Health Services (ICHS) Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic.

Aside from receiving medical care at the clinic, the 40-year-old North Seattle resident also is receiving prenatal care, as she prepares for the birth of her third child.

“I like the care that I receive at the Shoreline clinic,” she says. “The staff are very respectful and they are very professional.”

She said she likes that she is able to receive not just medical care, but other services as well, such as nutrition and counseling services.

Tekletsadik, who moved to Seattle in 2014 after living in France for 16 years, found out about ICHS while attending language classes at Goodwill. She was referred by the Goodwill staff to the clinic that’s close to her home.

“When they found out I was pregnant, they said you have to go there,” she said. “I am very happy to be a patient at the Shoreline clinic, because the people there are very nice.”

Since opening in last year, the Shoreline Medical and Dental Clinic, located just north of 165th Street on busy Aurora Avenue, has become an important health care resource for the community. The clinic offers a full array of medical and dental services, including 20 medical exam rooms, 10 dental operatories, a medical laboratory, three community meeting rooms, and outdoor reflection garden, and 47 parking spaces.

Photo caption: Eyerus Tekletsadik prepares for a blood draw from medical technician Roger Chiu as part of the prenatal care she receives at International Community Health Services.

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