A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods

 

Neighborcare Health at Greenwood remains open two days a week, while Meridian Center for Health opens for comprehensive medical, dental and mental health care for low-income residents

February 1st, 2016 by Doree

The Neighborcare Health clinic at 415 N. 85th St. in Greenwood was originally scheduled to close when the new, and much more comprehensive, Meridian Center for Health opened at 10521 Meridian Ave. N. near Northgate. While Meridian Center’s grand opening was Jan. 23, the Greenwood clinic remains open on Mondays and Thursdays while administrators assess the ongoing need for that clinic.

Meridian Center for Health is a public-private partnership that brings together Neighborcare Health (medical, dental and pharmacy), Public Health – Seattle & King County (Women, Infants, Children nutrition and maternity support services), and Valley Cities (mental health and substance use recovery services) to help clients with a variety of health and social service needs.

Meridian Center for Health provides:

  • Primary medical care
  • Dental care (ongoing and urgent)
  • Pharmacy services
  • WIC nutrition program
  • Support for pregnant women, moms and young children, including help with parenting skills, nutrition and breastfeeding
  • Behavioral health services (mental health and substance use recovery services)
  • Health and wellness classes

This model is at the forefront of reforms in public health, health care delivery and social services. Better integration – focused on patient-centered care, quality and prevention — is the primary goal of King County’s Health and Human Services Transformation Plan. The model meets the aims of the federal Affordable Care Act and the Washington State Health Care Innovation Plan, which call for new types of integration to provide care for the “whole person.”

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Free dental care for children on May 20 at UW

March 30th, 2015 by Doree

This is not in our neighborhood, but it’s important for some folks to know about. The UW and three community partners are offering free dental care for children ages 1-18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, at the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry, Magnuson Park, 6222 NE 74th St.

Children will receive an exam, cleaning, fluoride and sealants if necessary. Seattle Public Library will provide story time, and the Mariner Moose and Harry the Husky will be there.

An appointment is required. Call 206-543-5800.

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Magnolia dentist offering free exams, X-rays for children

February 7th, 2013 by Doree

This is not happening in our neighborhood, but is open to all children. Dr. Lina Kim at 3150 W. Government Way, Suite 1A, in Magnolia is offering free dental exams, cleaning, fluoride treatment and X-rays to children, as part of the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile day, from 1-5 p.m. on Friday.

To schedule an appointment, call 206-985-0232.

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