Community Health Services (CHS)

Our mission is to promote, protect and preserve, with dignity, the health and well-being of the people and communities of San Juan County. Our goal is to provide population-based services and assure access to preventive health services in the community. We provide extensive referral and coordination with other health and social service providers. We have clinics conveniently located on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands.

Services & Programs

 

Our maternal child health program that provides home- and community-visiting services for all pregnant women and families with a newborn, promoting the best possible health and wellness outcomes for our growing families. There are no income restrictions or requirements to receive services through our Growing Families service. To access our referral form, please click here.
Breastfeeding & Lactation Services
In-home and phone consultation and support for breastfeeding mothers available 24-hours a day. On call support is available:

Breastfeeding Support on  San Juan Island: 360-643-4039
Breastfeeding Support on Orcas Island: 360-298-5827
Breastfeeding Support on Lopez Island: 360-298-5140

The WIC program  is a food and nutrition  program for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under the age of five (5) years. Includes the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program (see contact information above for on-call breastfeeding support).

The Community Health Services Division also supports our community through our Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) program, our Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program, our Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed), and the San Juan County Early Learning Coalition.

The ABCD program puts young children on a lifelong path to good oral health. ABCD connects low-income families with dentists who know how to care for young children, preventing tooth decay early and educating parents about how to take good care of their children's teeth. Learn more about the ABCD Program and our local oral health dental van.

We provide confidential pregnancy testing and referrals for follow-up care; reproductive health/contraceptive counseling, education, and referrals; and pregnancy intention screening.

We provide regular childhood immunizations through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program; adult immunizations for un- or under-insured adults; immunizations education, information, consultation and support for schools; and immunization clinics.

We reply on healthcare providers, laboratories, and hospitals to report certain communicable diseases to us. Reporting communicable diseases helps protect our community and assists our efforts around disease prevention, surveillance, and outbreak response/investigation. Learn more about required notifiable/reportable conditions.
Tuberculosis (TB) Testing
We provide confidential tuberculosis testing and referrals to providers for follow-up care.

We can also help with...

  • Referrals to medical and mental health care providers or programs and support with healthcare provider access and communication.
  • Assistance with health insurance enrollment for adults and children, including enrollment in Medicaid/Apple Health Program.
  • Community and Professional Education & Wellness Programs: Community education on topics including childhood adversity and building resilience, vaccination education, nutrition and wellness education and support.
  • Case Management and Referrals: Child care consulting, recognition and referral for family violence services, mental health services, financial support and law/justice referrals.

Fees


A sliding fee schedule is available.  No one will be denied essential services because of inability to pay. No person shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, religion, creed, marital status, or disability.

Appointments


Appointments are encouraged to be sure CHS staff will be available to meet with you and address your concerns.