Making a Difference in Our Communities

​    one evening, one mission, many volunteers

Entiat Regional Health Clinic was founded in 2012 by Entiat Valley Community Services FoodBank and a group of concerned citizens and medical professionals.  That initial committee met once a month in borrowed space, until the plans of the clinic were developed.  The clinic provides free health care for residents who do not have insurance or are underinsured. The clinic is mostly staffed y the generous help of volunteer physicians, physicians assistants, nurses and community volunteers wo share in the vision that everyone should be able to have good quality healthcare regardless of their ability to pay.

Urgent Need!

Health care insurance policies are expensive and are often cost prohibitive to many businesses-especially where many workers are only employed seasonally.  A significant portion of people who are without insurance or are low-income, wait for a crisis and go to the emergency room which adds to higher healh care costs in our communities.

  • Statewide, the percentage of people without health insurance in Washington State rose from 11.6 percent in 2008 to 14.5 percent by late 2011, some 960,500 people. In Washington State in 2012, that number has now reached over $1 billion dollars, resulting in over 1 million people uninsured or underinsured.

  • Chelan County population is 72,453, 21.0%, that is 15,000+ in Chelan County are uninsured.

  • The United States of 2011 has 48,611,600 people without insurance, some 16% of the population.

  • Poverty rates have also increased for African-Americans and Hispanics. For both groups, the poverty rate is now approximately 27%, according to U.S. Census. 

  • Uncompensated care costs forecast in Chelan County in 2010 was $13,314,468.00. It is forcasted for 2013, $15,452,251.00 and for 2014, $17,055,205.00 according to the Insurance Washington State Legislative Uninsured Report of 2011.

Who are uninsured?

Income: The lower your income, the more likely you are to be uninsured.  Nationally, real median income declined by 2.3 percent in 2010.  The primary impact of this decline fell on those 18 - 24 years old ( a 9.3 percent decline in income) and those 45 - 54 ( a 4.3 percent decline). Householders with a disability were also heavily impacted: a decline of 8.5 percent. Seniors 60 and above are also feeling the impact, some 8 million are now living in poverty in the United States.

Entiat Valley is challenged, like many other communities in Washington, with combating common public health concerns such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, adult and youth obesity, and drug use.

The high rate of unemployment in many communities of rural Washington, and the lack of accessible social services, we expect the numbers of people needing help will continue to increase. In order to provide better, more accessible care for those in need, an to relieve soem of the burden on our emergency rooms, for struggling families and elderly we decided to open a free health clinic.

With opening the free clinic, it will be able to serve patients who currently receive no care. The Entiat Regional Health Clinic, will provide free quality health care to those uninsured, low-income and underinsured the health care they need to keep them out of the emergency rooms, which is the most expensive form of health care delivery. The mission

What does it provide?

Entiat Regional Health Clinic is a free clinic that provides free, quality health care through volunteer healthcare professionals to residents who are low-income, uninsured and underinsured in Entiat and our communities of Chelan/Douglas counties, in a setting where all patients are treated with respect. You may call for an appointment - Walk-Ins Welcomed.

The Entiat Regional Health Clinic is open once a month on the 1st Saturday (food bank distribution) from 8 - 11 am. As the demand for services increases, so will the days be extended to serve more people.  A schedule of the clinic days and hours will be given to patients at the clinic.

Care is provided by volunteer doctors, nurses, PA's and other medical professionals.  The clinic will provide referrals for access to x-rays and lab tests from local hospitals and clinics.  Free or low-cost medications will be provided to our patients through retail programs, pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs and samples later on.

Services Include

  • Urgent care

  • Primary and preventive health care

  • Routine physical exams and Sports Physicals

  • Diabetes testing and education

  • Acute minor illness and injury care

  • Medication assistance  (no narcotics on site or prescribed)

  • Referrals to medical specialists, labs and x-rays

  • Outreach and Education on Health and Chronic Disease

Who is Eligible?

​ Entiat Regional Health Clinic provides services to adults and children. It does not provide services to sports related injuries, etc.  Verify that your situation or income level qualifies you for the clinic services, this is a voluntary confirmation. Your income does not disqualify you from services of Entiat Regional Health Clinic. If you are having serious or chronic health symptoms or problems CALL 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room to seek treatment.

How Is Entiat Regional Health Clinic Funded?

We are able to offer our services free of charge thanks to contributions of supplies, and equipment through the generosity of countless volunteers, donors and community partners. The volunteers of Entiat Regional Health Clinic work diligently to see funding through grants, local businesses, organizations, and private donations.

In order for to ensure that the clinic remains open to all who need care, we need financial support to so that our entire communities stay as healthy and productive as possible. By contributing, you ensure that the clinic remains open to provide healthcare to all who are in need. You may send your donation to our mailing address. Donations in-kind and of services are also needed and appreciated.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Entiat Regional Health Clinic

Free health care for uninsured, low-income, and underinsured for Entiat, Chelan and Douglas County residents

Volunteer Opportunites - click here

Entiat Regional Health Clinic Volunteer Flyer

 

 

 

 

 

Entiat Regional Health Clinic

Clinic Hours

1st Food Bank distribution Saturday - once a month

                  8 am - 11 am

  Schedule of the clinic will be given to patients

Clinic Location

Entiat Valley Community Services Resource Center

2084 Entiat Way

Entiat, WA 98822

Clinic Phone

509-888-3999

 

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Entiat Regional Health Clinic Client Trifold

 

 

 

 

You may call for Appointment if  you need to be seen before clinic hours - Walk-Ins Welcome!

Call 784-1801 for appointments.

 

Medical Director

Yancy Seamans, PA

Bring With You Important Documents

 Proof of ID and address

 Medical History and any allergies

 Name of your doctor or clinic and when you were

 last seen

 Medications you are taking both prescriptions

 and over the counter. Date of last prescription.

Mailing Address

Entiat Regional Health Clinic

C/o Entiat Valley Community Services FoodBank

PO Box 697

Entiat, WA 98822

 

Confidentiality

All medical information obtained in any discussion with the clinic staff will be kept confidential to the extent of the law.  If you wish medical information to be shared with a specific person or agency, you must sign a form to authorize the release of confidential information.

Entiat Regional Health Clinic

is affiliated with

Washington Healthcare Access Alliance

​a nonprofit organization of clinics that provide

free medical services to people who are

uninured or underinsured.

We proudly collaborate with:

Wenatchee Valley Medical Center

Entiat Regional Health Clinic's Mission is to strive to better understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the uninsured, low-income,

and underinsured residents

of Entiat and Chelan/Douglas counties

with compassion and understanding.

Entiat Regional Health Clinic, is a Free Clinic that provides free, quality health care thorugh volunteer healthcare professionals to residents who are uninsured, low-income and/or underinsured in Entiat and our communities of Chelan/Douglas counties.

​Entiat Regional Health Clinic is a program of Entiat Valley Community Services FoodBank a 501 c 3 nonprofit charitable service organization and is registered with Washington State Charity Program.

Charitable contributions are tax deductible allowed by law.

 

 

 

 

 

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Entiat  Valley Community Services FoodBank is a non-profit public charitable service tax-exempt organization under IRS Code 501 (c) (3) and is registered in Washington State Public Charity Program. Participates in Washington State Combined Fund Campaign (designation #1480537). Will provide Federal tax identification information upon request. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.