Community Health

Community Health

As a nonprofit health care provider, our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve is a core to our work to serve the community.

Your giving improves access to high-quality care for underserved patients in our community. This is in addition to the community benefits programming and support provided by Swedish

Patient Care

Behavioral Health Programs Embedded in Primary Care
Embedded in Swedish’s network of 31 primary care clinics are behavioral health practitioners—social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists—providing patients integrated, timely, and comprehensive physical and behavioral health care.

Dental and Specialty Care Clinic
Gaining access to specialty care can often be difficult, especially for underinsured or uninsured patients. The Swedish Community Dental and Specialty Clinic (SCSC), in partnership with Project Access Northwest, provides patients who are underinsured or uninsured patients access to more than 300 physicians, dentists, and other caregivers who donate their time and skills to provide specialty and dental care services.

Family Medicine Residency Programs
The Swedish Family Medicine Residency programs at Swedish’s Cherry Hill and First Hill are widely-acclaimed for their unique mission to train primary care and family practice physicians to serve a broad range of patients. Every year, more than 800 medical school graduates apply to be one of 12 residents selected to participate in the three-year program.

The program provides evidence-based, community-oriented primary care with emphases in obstetrics, inpatient medicine, and behavioral health with concentrations in sports medicine, international health, addiction medicine, reproductive health, maternal child medicine, rural health, and integrative medicine.

Community Support

Mobile Mammography: Swedish Breast Care Express
SCI’s Mobile Mammography program brings life-saving technology and medical care to women and communities that would otherwise have little to no access to advanced breast cancer screening services.

This is especially important to women in underserved and rural communities, as well as numerous corporations and large regional employers, providing access-challenged women with the same state-of-the-art mammography offered by the Swedish Breast Centers.

Ballard Teen Health Center
The Ballard Teen Health Center is a primary care and mental health clinic located in the heart of Ballard High School supported by Swedish and donors like you. 

The goal of the center is to meet the physical and mental health needs of the students in a nurturing environment that fosters the well-being of the BHS community, so students are safe, healthy and ready to learn.

Contact Us

For questions or to learn more, please contact:

Libby Manthei
Philanthropy Director
[email protected]