All in the family
Before she became a HealthPoint patient, Linda had a simple strategy for handling illness.
"I'd just suffer through it," she says. "One time I got strep throat really bad, so I went to one of those walk-in places. But usually I'd just suffer through it."
With no health insurance, the 54-year-old southwest Seattle resident figured she had little choice but to bite the bullet. Then, while accompanying her daughter, Michelle, on a visit to our campus health center at SeaTac's Tyee Educational Complex, Linda discovered that she was eligible for the state's Basic Health insurance program. HealthPoint staff helped her enroll, and, before long, she and her daughter were both HealthPoint patients.
That was three years ago. Since then, Linda and Michelle have both built solid relationships with their primary care doctors, and have received a range of treatment-Michelle at Tyee, and Linda at our SeaTac center.
"I think they're wonderful," Linda says of her family's physicians. "They're nice. They talk. They take the time to tell you what's wrong and what you can do about it. They're just good doctors."
In addition to getting regular checkups and other primary care, Linda and her daughter have worked with HealthPoint nutritionists and behavioral health specialists to address issues like weight management, smoking, and high blood pressure.
Michelle is on track to graduate from Tyee this year, but Linda says the family will be sticking with HealthPoint.
"Getting regular care there has made a difference," she says. "I wouldn't want to go to any other doctor."