Celebrating National Health Center Week, Aug. 9-15

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Community Health Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health CentersCenters across the U.S., including the MDC Medical Clinic here in Tacoma, celebrate 50 years of service to the community this week during National Health Center Week.

What makes health centers different?

  • Services┬átailored to underserved populations
  • Culturally sensitive care
  • Reduces health care disparities
  • Access for all patients who walk through the door

MDC’s Medical Clinic was the health care home for 1,655 individuals in 2014. Those individuals accounted for 3,461 total visits that were made by 236 people who had no health insurance and 1,012 people who were on Medicaid.

The MDC Medical Clinic provides essential care for low-income and medically underserved communities here in Tacoma. Most of our patients, more than 94 percent, live at or below the federal poverty level and approximately 41 percent of those patients come from minority communities. MDC is also a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

Thank you to our donors and supporters in the community, who continue to make this critical health care resource possible in Tacoma.

Learn more about the MDC Medical Clinic.