About Country Doctor Community Health Centers

Our primary goal has been to provide the highest quality comprehensive health care to our patients.

Country Doctor Community Health Centers (CDCHC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that operates two main clinic sites, Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center and Country Doctor Community Clinic, as well as its new After-Hours Clinic at Swedish Cherry Hill campus.

Since its founding, CDCHC's primary goal has been to provide the highest quality comprehensive health care to our patients. From that goal comes a 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 we serve.


Our primary care clinics are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. All of our clinics provide a full range of family services with a caring, skilled and knowledgeable staff who will make every effort to make sure you get the care you need right here in your own community.

Patient care comes first

CDCHC care_comes_firstCountry Doctor Community Health Centers provide health care that addresses the needs of people regardless of their ability to pay.

CDCHC clinics are members of the Community Health Plan of Washington. All sites charge on a sliding fee scale and will accept medical coupons, Medicare, and most private insurance plans. For people without insurance, a payment is expected at the time of visit. The minimum fee is $20, though you may be asked to pay more based upon your household size and income.

It is the policy of CDCHC to create and maintain an environment that respects and supports patients’ rights including, but not limited to, patients’ cultural, psycho-social or personal values.

Nonprofit board governance, with patient representation

Country Doctor Community Health Centers is a private non-profit corporation under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service code. The Board of Directors is the legal authority for the corporation, having responsibility for formulating policies of the organization, as well as fiduciary responsibility. The CDCHC board is composed of between 10 and 20 members, and 51% of the Board is required by federal statute to be consumers of clinic services (patients). Our members bring a variety of skills (legal, medical, fundraising, health planning and administration) to the board and represent various segments of the community.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 I.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

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Our board members and management staff work hard to fulfill our mission.

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