Serving the Uninsured in our Community

In September 2010 the SCSC clinic opened on First Hill. The former Mother Joseph and Glaser specialty clinics combined and expanded specialty care services to the uninsured in our community. The clinic is partnered with Project Access Northwest and is a testament to Swedish Medical Center's commitment to serve the uninsured and underinsured patients in our community.

SCSC provides a workable solution to one of the most pressing health care problems facing low-income and uninsured people in our community - access to specialty care services. This program builds on the safety net of primary care provided by the community health and public health clinics in King County. Through KCPA PANW and a volunteer staff of over 180 300 Swedish specialty physicians, low-income uninsured patients have access to needed specialty health care and donated ancillary, in- and out-patient hospital services. In a 2011 specialty dental program with over 30 dentists and oral surgeons was opened. Our goal is to set a new standard in community health and to highlight that charity care is a core part of our nonprofit mission which will continue even in a down economy.

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