Expanding Affordable Healthcare

HSD invests $14.9 million in Public Health – Seattle & King County with the goals to improve the health of our communities, eliminate health inequities and maximize the lifespan of all Seattle residents. These investments are intended to ensure that all residents have access to preventative, primary care, specialty care, urgent care, mental health and substance abuse disorder services.

On July 6th, 2016, Mayor Ed Murray announced that a new mobile medical clinic began operations to help address the Homeless State of Emergency, offering better access to medical, mental health and chemical dependency services at various sites around Seattle. 

On June 9th, 2016, the Human Services Department awarded $2M in community health care facility funding for capital improvements. Following a competitive funding process, NeighborCare Health, Country Doctor Community Health Centers and International Community Health Services were selected as recipients for this funding.