White Center Public Health moving to Greenbridge on Nov. 15
King County says move will save $250,000 a year
The King County Public Health Center, formally next door to the White Center Food Bank, will move to the nearby Greenbridge housing development on Nov. 15, according to the county. An open house for the new location is planned for Dec. 4.
Here is the King County press release:
Seattle & King County’s White Center Public Health Center will move to a new location in the nearby Greenbridge housing community on Thursday, Nov. 15. The cost-effective move is expected to save $250,000 a year, while providing better service to patients.
“By moving the clinic less than one mile, we are bringing essential health services in a more comfortable setting closer to the people who need them, on a bus line for more convenient access, while also helping to create more of a business district for the Greenbridge community,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine.
“We’re excited to have Public Health – Seattle & King County as a partner in the Greenbridge community. They’re a great addition to the services available for both our residents and families living throughout White Center,” said Stephen Norman, Executive Director of the King County Housing Authority.
The new center is located at 9934 8th Avenue SW in Seattle, and will continue to offer the same services for low-income and uninsured clients — WIC nutrition services, maternity support for new and expectant mothers, and family planning.
Improvements at the new center include:
• Patient rooms specially designed for client care,
• Waiting areas with computers with self-care and health information for clients and their families, and
• Behind-the-scenes changes to improve workflow to increase efficiency and make better use of space.
“We built this new center from the floor up with a focus on serving clients and improving the community’s health,” said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County.
Public Health will host an open house with tours of the new facility on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.