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.

Remembering all of those we lost and the infinite number of those affected by September 11, 2001

Our annual “Eat Out Seattle” fundraiser will be here in just ONE WEEK, on Thursday, September 14! A percentage of your bill from breakfast, lunch and/or dinner will be donated to our organization in order to help our patients get the high quality, caring, culturally appropriate primary health care they need and deserve. If you haven’t already, make your reservations NOW to Eat Out at one of the following participating cafes or restaurants: Bimbo's Cantina, Coastal Kitchen, Hello Robin, Lionhead, Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge, Monsoon Seattle, Oddfellows Cafe & Bar, Poppy Restaurant, Poquitos, Rhein Haus Seattle, Skillet (Capitol Hill), Smith, Tallulah's, Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria - Columbia City and Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria (Capitol Hill).
Photo Credits: Bimbo’s Cantina, Poquitos and Tallulah’s

Food & Drink - The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper

Our Annual Eat Out Seattle fundraising event is just over a week away! There are SO many great establishments to choose from and enjoy ALL DAY LONG :D We’re especially grateful to The Stranger Food & Drink SLOG for their support of our event AND for their great reviews on all the latest happenings in the Seattle food & drink world – check it out: Seattle's best guide to food, drink, and restaurants. Restaurant reviews, food essays, and a comprehensive calendar of food events.

10 health tips to stay safe during Seattle’s smoky haze

The smoke and heat are back. Here's a link to some good advice, from earlier this summer, on how to manage the current smoke and heat situation; most of all, if you suffer from lung/breathing issues, call your doctor and seek advice: The haze that's settled upon the Seattle region could last into next week. Here are some tips to keep safe from the unhealthy air.

Have you reserved your seat and/or table for our Annual COME TOGETHER Fundraising Celebration on Saturday, October 14, 2017? We sure hope so! For an extra $50 you can be part of an HOUR LONG VIP Session with our featured speaker Cleve Jones! Doors for our dinner event open at 6:30 pm, being held at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI). Get more information and register TODAY by clicking this link :

Happy first day of SEPTEMBER! Not sure about you, but September makes us think about autumn coming soon… and autumn makes us think of eating FOOD! SO, here’s some more foodie eye candy… we hope you’re getting HUNGRY TOO for our upcoming Eat Out Seattle event!
Photo Credits: Lionhead, Oddfellows Cafe & Bar and Rhein Haus Seattle

We don’t know about YOU, but we’re all getting pretty EXCITED about our annual Eat Out Seattle fundraising event in September! Now, if we could only figure out WHERE to eat –EEEEK!!! With SO many delicious options to delight your taste buds ALL DAY long, you really can’t go wrong!
Photo Credits: Hello Robin, Monsoon Seattle, and Skillet (Capitol Hill)


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54 years ago TODAY, Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream and he shared it with the world "I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights. Delivered to over 250,0...

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The Seattle/King County Clinic (health fair), offering FREE Dental, Vision, and Medical Care, is coming this fall from October 26-29 at the Seattle Center. Learn more by following this link: “These four days in KeyArena were a haven of humanity and compassion at its best. The message to me was very clear, hope in a hurting world. Thank you for that hope and easing my suffering and the suffering of so many people in need.” – Clinic Patient

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