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Helping Patients Stay Safe During Isolation

Helping Patients Stay Safe During Isolation

How do you self isolate after a COVID-19 diagnosis if your refrigerator is empty or your rent is past due? To help our patients and communities stay safe, HealthPoint staff do daily check-in phone calls to ensure that families have the resources they need to stay healthy while staying home.

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Work in Pandemic Time: Dental and Pharmacy Groups Redeploy to Open Drive-Through Testing

Work in Pandemic Time: Dental and Pharmacy Groups Redeploy to Open Drive-Through Testing

April 27th, 2020
HealthPoint Programs & Staff, News, Stories

If you’re going to get a medical swab stuck up your nose, you might want a dentist to do it. Dr. Alexander S. Topor, who usually works as a dentist at HealthPoint’s Midway location, came to that conclusion shortly after starting his new job in the drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the administration office in Renton.

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No Trust, No Test: How a HealthPoint Nurse Helped Her Homeless Clients with COVID-19 Testing

No Trust, No Test: How a HealthPoint Nurse Helped Her Homeless Clients with COVID-19 Testing

April 17th, 2020
Stories

The young man was one of several clients scheduled to see HealthPoint nurse Kim Hess during her regular visit to the Friends of Youth center for young people who are homeless. So, when a patient she knew well mentioned that his friend had the next appointment, Kim says, “I thought, ‘OK. Cool.’” “So, his friend came in and he was obviously ill,” Kim says. “You know: fever, body aches.” 

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Stories from the Frontlines of COVID-19

Stories from the Frontlines of COVID-19

April 3rd, 2020
News, Stories

HealthPoint providers shared what it's like to respond to the COVID-19 crisis with NPR and PBS Newshour.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ling Tan, MD

Volunteer Spotlight: Ling Tan, MD

April 19th, 2018
HealthPoint Programs & Staff, Stories

Dr. Tan share similarities with many HealthPoint providers: she is highly competent, compassionate, and attentive to our patients. One key difference? She doesn’t get paid. For the past six years, Dr. Tan has served HealthPoint patients for free as a volunteer. Find out WHY and get to know Dr. Tan in this spotlight.

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