Country Doctor Community Health Centers

CDCHC provides comprehensive primary healthcare services to anyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Country Doctor Community Clinic was founded in 1971 by a group of community activists that recognized the need for medical care services in their neighborhood. Originally operating from an abandoned Fire-station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Country Doctor was an all-volunteer free clinic offering services only in the evenings. As the community’s reliance on the clinic’s services grew, Country Doctor evolved into a respected primary care provider that today operates from two sites and offers a full range of health care services.

The Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center was similarly founded in 1968 by community activists committed to the ideal that health care is a right for all people. Medical clinic services were originally part of a broad spectrum of community services that was overseen and developed by the Seattle Black Panther party. In 1978 the medical program became a freestanding community clinic, and was renamed for one of the clinic’s founders, Carolyn Downs. From 1975 until 1994 the clinic operated from a location in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle. In order to better serve people of the Central Area, the clinic’s primary catchement area, the clinic was relocated in the fall of 1994 to a more central, visible part of the community on 21st and Yesler. This site is shared with the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.

In 1988 Country Doctor Community Clinic and Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center merged and became one organization. Since their founding, the clinics’ primary goal has been to provide the highest quality comprehensive health care to their patients. From that goal comes our commitment to provide comprehensive care, combining outpatient and in-patient family practice primary care with community health care and preventive health education. It is in this way that the organization has been able to have a positive impact on the health of the communities it serves.

This has been a rough COLD and FLU season so far! Many folks have missed days of work in order to stay home and recover; which leaves no extra time to see a healthcare provider during standard working hours. NO WORRIES, our After Hours Clinic is here to help you in the evenings and on weekends; learn more by clicking here:

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We would like to thank ALL of our patients who took the time to fill out a clinic campaign card to tell our legislators what our clinics mean to you <3 Please know that your voices are being heard! As they were part of the thousands of patients' stories being delivered to Washington State legislators this week!
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All THREE clinics within the Country Doctor Community Health Centers are CLOSED today due to weather; Be safe out there.

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