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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.

Wu Ying Chou

"The health care system here is very different."

Wu Ying Chou-at left

My name is Wu Ying Chou (pictured at left) and I am 80 years old. I immigrated to United States in 2006 from China. By the time I came here, I was already retired so I did not get a job. I’m glad my daughter was already here because she helped me to get Basic Health before I got Medicare.

The health care system here is very different. Back in China, I used herbal medicine to treat common colds and for minor treatments, which is cheaper and more effective. I also could see the doctor easily and health care was very accessible. Here in the United States, if I have a mild cold, it’s so expensive to see a doctor and get simple medicine!

I have been coming to see my doctor at International Community Health Services (ICHS) for the last eight years. He speaks Chinese, so I am able to communicate with him. Even though I have to work out the schedule, I still like to see and would like to continue to see him at ICHS. It helps because doctors in the United States aren’t always culturally understanding when it comes to health care.

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