WHO ARE WE?
Puget Sound Christian Clinic (PSCC) is a free clinic providing health care to underserved individuals and families in King and Snohomish Counties. Our services include integrated and comprehensive medical, dental and mental health counseling.
Today, more than half a million individuals in Washington State do not have access to health care. We know that having access to direct health care services is essential to the well-being and improved quality of life for everyone. Medical, dental and mental health are some of the most difficult services to access for the most vulnerable in our communities. Since 2003 we have been able to provide quality and compassionate healthcare through a dedicated network of volunteers, donors and community partners.
With an established practice and diverse base of staff and volunteers, PSCC is more impassioned than ever to keep making a difference through access to health care. PSCC provides care through each of our services that is intentionally modeled to be holistic and individualized for every patient that walks through our doors. While we meet immediate healthcare needs of each person, our long-term goal is to care for the whole individual, meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient.
Puget Sound Christian Clinic’s mission is to show Christ’s love to people who are under-served by offering access to quality and compassionate health care.
Puget Sound Christian Clinic began in North Seattle in 2003 through the shared vision of a small group of health care providers. After providing medical care overseas, these providers realized there was an urgent need for healthcare in their local community, where over 20% of the population did not have access to medical and dental care. In sharing their vision and expressing the desire to open a clinic that would provide quality and compassionate healthcare, it was quickly realized that many wanted to participate in making the clinic become a reality. The clinic was granted its nonprofit 501c3 status and we opened up our first location to patients in October 2003.
The clinic offered medical, dental and mental health services out of its small location in North Seattle, growing each year, until it reached capacity in its seventh year of operations.
In 2010, PSCC purchased a mobile medical clinic (MMC), allowing us to expand our reach in medical care by taking it directly to communities with the highest need. Today our MMC provides free medical care in three communities in King and Snohomish Counties – Green Lake, Snohomish, and Lynnwood.
In 2013, our Mental Health Counseling program was able to start a pilot program to grow our model and services. From 2013 – 2016 our program expanded to serving three times the number of patients. As Washington State is currently 50th in the nation for providing adult mental health services, PSCC views this as a vital healthcare service to continue.
A few years ago PSCC was presented with the opportunity to build a new and expanded dental clinic in Lynnwood, WA. With support from the community and generous donors, our new fully equipped, state-of-the-art, dental clinic opened up to patients in September of 2016. With our new space, we will be able to provide several thousands of patients with care instead of only a couple hundred.