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Update: Non-ICHS patients can walk in at ICHS pharmacies M-F 9am-4pm  
ICHS patients and non-ICHS patients of eligible ages can walk in to clinic pharmacies in International District, Holly Park and Shoreline (availability based on limited supply) Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Due to Omicron precautions, we are limiting number of vaccinations per hour to provide safety and social distancing. ICHS patients can also call 206.788.3700 to make an appointment.

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N95 masks: We are currently awaiting a delivery of N95 masks. Once we receive the delivery, the N95 masks will be made available to patients. Thank you for your patience.

Karen Yeung

"My health is important and I see how much I rely on affordable health insurance."

Karen Yeung

My name is Karen Yeung. I am 38 years old and I live on my own in Seattle, Wash. I am a U.S. citizen, but I was born in Hong Kong.

I work as an independent medical interpreter. Before the Affordable Care Act, I put expenses for food, utilities and rent first. Private health insurance was expensive and I didn’t meet eligibility for Medicaid. Not being insured felt dangerous because, as a single person, I am on my own if anything happens to me.

Qualifying for affordable health care with the expansion of Medicaid has allowed me to take better care of myself.

When I felt pain, I went to ICHS and eventually learned that I have endometriosis. A few months ago, I found out that I have a fatty liver and prediabetes, which my doctor is helping me manage through a healthy diet and exercise. If I didn’t qualify for coverage from Washington Apple Health, I wouldn’t know these things. I could not afford to get regular screenings. I would skip them.

Being uninsured felt like less of a gamble when I was young. Now that I am older, the thought of losing health benefits makes me afraid. My health is important and I see how much I rely on affordable health insurance.

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