Whatcom: Health / Emergency

Washington Basic Health Care Plan
1220 Eastside SE, PO Box 9014
Olympia, WA 98504
Toll Free: (800) 826-2444
For people under age 65 who do not qualify for Medicare and are low income. Covers doctor care, hospital care, lab and emergency care.

Medicaid (through SSI)
Toll Free: (800) 772-1213
TTY: (800) 325-0778
Web: www.ssa.gov
Youth with disabilities may qualify for SSI at age 18 and therefore receive Medicaid based on the individuals's income (not parents) and disability. Medicaid pays for mandatory health services. In Washington, it also covers optional services.

Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (HWD)
Toll Free: (866)272-7630
Web: fortress.wa.gov/dshs/maa/Eligibility/HWD.htm
HWD is a Medicaid buy-in program for people with disabilities who work. The worker pays a small monthly fee (premium) based on his/her income.

Regional Support Networks - County Mental Health Crisis Lines Mental Health Division
PO Box 45320
Olympia WA 98504-5320
Phone: (360) 902-8070
Web: www1.dshs.wa.gov/mentalhealth/rsnmap.shtml
The Department of Social and Health Services provides care and treatment for people with severe and recurring mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbance and the families, operates a crisis response system for all of Washington's citizens, regulates the individuals that provide mental health services and develops mental health policy for all providers. County government agencies and 145 private and non-profit organizations, supported by state and federal money, provide treatment for most of Washington's children with mental illnesses. The agencies are organized into 14 Regional Support Networks.

St Joseph Hospital
2901 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 734-5400
Toll Free: (800) 541-7209
Provides emergency services, surgery, inpatient treatment and kidney center.

Interfaith Community Health Center
220 Unity Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 676-6177
The mission of the cllinic is to provide affordable, primary medical and dental services for low-income people, and to forge community partnerships in providing such care.
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00AM - 1:00PM, 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Whatcom County Crisis Services
1407 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 715-1563
Toll Free: (877) 715-1563
24-hour information, advocacy and support for persons involved in domestic violence and for past or present victims of sexual assault.

Homeless Housing Program for Families with Children - Opportunity Council
314 E. Holly Street / Community Resource Center
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 734-5121 (Ext 370)
Provides emergency housing, rental assistance and transitional housing for families in need or for victims of domestic violence. Families can apply for this program at the Community Resource Center, 12:00Noon - 4:00PM Monday-Friday. There may be a waiting list.

Sea Mar Community Health Center
2209 Elm Street, Suites A & B
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 734-5458

Bellingham Food Bank
1824 Ellis Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 676-0392
Food distribution Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:30PM - 3:00PM and Wednesday from 5:00PM - 7:00PM. Bring proof of address and identification for initial visit. Open to Bellingham residents only.

Maple Alley Inn - Bellingham Unitatian Fellowship
1708 I Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 738-0199
Provides free meals to low income, homeless and disabled persons on Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30AM - 1:30PM. Shower vouchers are also available.

Project Hope Food Bank - Lynden
210 Third Street
Lynden, WA 98364
Phone: (360) 354-4673
Services available to local residents only.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00AM - 11:30AM.