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Shu Ping Sun

"I am so grateful the staff at ICHS can speak Mandarin or Cantonese"

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My relatives introduced me to ICHS and I come here because they provide quality care and the staff understand my language and culture.

My name is Shu Ping Sun and I am 60 years old. I immigrated to the United States seven years ago from Guangdong province in China. After I moved here I got a divorce and lived alone until two months ago, when my son finally arrived in Seattle. Since he was over 18 years old, he was not eligible for a green card and had to stay by himself in China until I could apply for him.

I live in low-income government housing. I either take the bus or walk 25 minutes to International Community Health Service’s clinic in Chinatown. My relatives introduced me to ICHS and I come here because they provide quality care and the staff understand my language and culture. After a severe car accident one year ago, I could not work and have no income. I was hospitalized for half a month. In addition to diabetes, I now have lots of pain in my lower back and throughout my body. Both my arms are always numb, so I can’t sleep on my sides. I can only sleep on my back.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, all my health care and medicines are covered. I am so grateful the staff at ICHS can speak Mandarin or Cantonese. It is a big help. I cannot speak English and ICHS provides a great service interpreting. ICHS is very convenient. I can get medicine in the pharmacy at no cost, receive low-cost medical and dental care, be referred to hospitals for CT scans, and can also see a social worker who helps me with other resources. All at one place.

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