On a recent day, Jerard and Jamelyn Inotorio found themselves in the waiting room at the International District Medical and Dental Clinic with their five-month old baby, Jaden Zeke.
Jaden had been experiencing congestion and needed to be seen by a health care provider.
“We were told that the staff is accommodating,” said Jamelyn, a stay-at-home mom.
The family had been without health insurance because, although Jerard Inotorio worked as an optician, his employer did not offer health insurance.
The family recently signed up for low-cost health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and came to ICHS on recommendation of Jerard’s mom, Josephine Mumpar, who is familiar with ICHS from her work at Asian Counseling and Referral Services. ICHS has a clinic that serves ACRS clients.
When they called ICHS about Jaden, they were told to bring him over right away. The Seattle couple said they felt happy and relieved that their baby would get the help he needed at ICHS.
Photo caption: Jerard and Jamelyn Inotorio, with their 5-month-old son, Jaden Zeke, were at ICHS International District Medical and Dental Clinic recently to seek help for Jaden’s congestion.