The Pike Market Medical Clinic opened in 1978 by two grassroots activists to address the lack of access to health care in the area. The clinic was operated in the back of the Motherlode Tavern with two exam rooms and a lab. The full medical clinic was built just one year later. "The Clinic", as it continues to be known to many patients today, primarily served elderly and low-income community members.
The clinic joined the Neighborcare Health family in 2005 and continues to specialize in serving low-income patients in the Market community and downtown Seattle. This clinic also serves as the headquarters for Neighborcare’s Housing Health Outreach Team (HHOT), which provides care for patients in supportive housing, and the street outreach program. These programs and the primary clinic provide more than 30,000 medical and mental health visits each year to over 4,600 patients.
Being part of the Pike Place Market community gives Neighborcare Health the unique opportunity to provide a health care home for those who live and work at the Market. For example, the clinic makes it convenient for Market vendors to receive health care services during the work day by sending text alerts when their provider is ready to see them.
Our neighbors can support the Pike Place Market medical clinic and the health of the market community by participating in the 38th annual Feast at Home fundraiser. From September 27 through October 8, event participants can make a gift to the clinic at various levels to receive one-of-a-kind recipes from some of the market’s best restaurants and be entered to win various prizes.
Learn more about Feast at Home