Client: Country Doctor Community Health Centers

Location: Seattle, Washington

Completion: est. 2018

Project Size:

Total Area = 15,532SF

Country Doctor Community Health Clinic

community facilities

Country Doctor Community Health Centers and Environmental Works, both founded by grassroots civil rights activists over 45 years ago, shared a home at Fire Station 7 for almost two decades.

Country Doctor has grown to serve tens of thousands of Seattle residents each year at three facilities, with services ranging from primary care, to HIV support, to prenatal and maternal care, to behavioral health. EW has provided Country Doctor architectural services at its various facilities since the early 1970s. The 510 19th Avenue Redevelopment Project is our largest-scale collaboration yet. A brand-new four-story building takes the place of a smaller building that Country Doctor had outgrown, the Betty Lee Manor on 19th Avenue East on Capitol Hill, and houses an expanded clinic, case management, and administrative space. The new building, designed to LEED Silver standards, adds dental services to Country Doctor’s offerings with an eight-station dental clinic. It also includes expanded facilities for HIV management, WIC, maternity support, and diabetes education. The top two floors contain eight rental apartments, which will provide ongoing income for Country Doctor’s important community health work.

EW has been partnering with Country Doctor on the Betty Lee Manor Project for two years, securing a successful code revision which was needed for the project. Throughout the planning and design process, EW listened closely to the needs and concerns of Country Doctor’s constituents, as well as those of its neighbors, which ensured their incorporation into the new building’s design. 

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