From neighborhood to network.
Since our earliest days, we've been committed to improving quality of life in our communities by increasing access to health care. Our roots can be traced to three King County health centers that formed independently between 1971 and 1983 and merged in 1987. Working with health department officials, municipal leaders, and funding organizations to assess the need for affordable health care in the county, we opened a fourth clinic and assumed the name Community Health Centers of King County in 1988.
Two decades and several expansions later, we changed our name to HealthPoint to reflect our growing role as a nationally recognized nonprofit health care network whose connections stretch in all directions and are deeply integrated in communities throughout King County.
With funding from government sources, insurers, and private donors, we operate 17 clinics in King County. We offer culturally competent medical care and dental care, specialty referrals, and support services to patients of remarkably diverse backgrounds. We also deliver outreach services in schools, homeless shelters, and other locations. Through a partnership with A.T. Still University's School of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Dental and Oral Health in Arizona, we are helping to educate the community health center doctors and dentists of the future.
We value compassion, quality, and innovation equally. We are recognized locally and nationally for our strides toward achieving a fully integrated model of family care. Among our accomplishments:
As the need for affordable, accessible, high quality health care has grown in King County, we have, too – and so has our belief that good health is fundamental to peaceful and prosperous communities.