Providing quality and compassionate health care to the under-served showing Christ’s love to everyone.
OUR CORE VALUES
- Christ Centered: We value Christ and His teachings. We are seeking to follow where Christ is leading. Loving people as Jesus loved and joining together in a journey of service. We respond to people with a heart of love.
- Professional: We value excellence in the administration of healthcare. We pursue respect in all of our interactions. We value responsibility and accountability for our actions.
- Relational: We value knowing our patients and their families. We seek to connect with our patients and partners intentionally and thoughtfully. We pursue kindness, mercy, and respect for all people, from all backgrounds, religions, orientations, and nationalities – each of whom is created in the image of God.
WHO WE ARE
Lahai Health is a clinic providing health care to underserved individuals and families in King and Snohomish Counties. Our services include integrated and comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health counseling.
Today, more than half a million individuals in Washington State do not have access to adequate health, dental, or counseling care. We know that having access to direct care services is essential to the well-being and improved quality of life for everyone. Medical, dental, and mental health are difficult services to access for the vulnerable in our communities. Since 2003 we have been able to provide quality and compassionate healthcare through a dedicated network of volunteers, donors, and community partners — motivated to show Christ’s love through care to all under-served people.
With an established practice and diverse base of staff and volunteers, Lahai Health is more impassioned than ever to keep making a difference by providing access to healthcare. Lahai Health provides care through each of our services that is intentionally modeled to be holistic and individualized for every patient that walks through our doors. While we meet immediate healthcare needs of each person, our long-term goal is to care for the whole individual, meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each patient.
Lahai Health (formerly Puget Sound Christian Clinic) began in North Seattle in 2003 through the shared vision of a small group of healthcare providers. After providing medical care overseas, these providers realized there was an urgent need for healthcare in their local community, where over 20% of the population did not have access to medical and dental care. In sharing their vision and expressing the desire to open a clinic that would provide quality and compassionate healthcare, it was quickly realized that many wanted to participate in making the clinic become a reality. The clinic was granted its nonprofit 501c3 status and we opened up our first location to patients in October 2003.
The clinic offered medical, dental, and mental health services out of its small location in North Seattle, growing each year, until it reached capacity in its seventh year of operation.
In 2010, Lahai Health purchased a mobile medical clinic (MMC), allowing us to expand our reach in medical care by taking it directly to communities with the highest need. Today our MMC provides free medical care in three communities in King and Snohomish Counties.
In 2013, our Mental Health Counseling program was able to start a pilot program to grow our model and services. From 2013 – 2016 our program expanded to serving three times the number of patients. As Washington State is currently 34th in the nation for providing adult mental health services, Lahai Health views this as a vital healthcare service to continue.
In 2015, we were presented with the opportunity to build a new and expanded dental clinic in Lynnwood, WA. With support from the community and generous donors, our new fully equipped, state-of-the-art, dental clinic opened up in the Community Life Center to patients in September of 2016. With our new space, we are able to provide thousands of patients with care instead of only a couple hundred.
In 2019, the name Lahai Health was adopted in an effort to ensure all under-served people know they are welcome regardless of ethnicity, religious background, or other barriers they may have encountered.
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS