To provide quality holistic and integrative health care for people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty in King County, WA.
We do this by:
- Coordinating and developing direct-service programs providing holistic health care options.
- Mobilizing a team of licensed naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and naturopathic medical students to youth centers, homeless shelters, and low-income housing.
- Providing information and support to practitioners, activists, members of the homeless and low-income communities, and others who share our mission of increasing access to holistic and integrative health care.
ICO envisions a future in which every person has easy access to holistic medicine.
Access to quality health care is a right, not a privilege, and it should not be denied or limited for ANY REASON including economic status, race, gender, sex, ability, housing, religion, language, insurance status, or citizenship. Without regular access to healthcare, individuals suffer from increased risk of preventable illness, longer hospitalizations, and a higher rate of premature death. Through it’s work, ICO is urgently addressing barriers to health equity by bringing free healthcare directly to marginalized communities.
ICO also believes holistic health care practices such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage therapy, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, midwifery, and homeopathy are important options in modern health care and should be available to all. People experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty have the right to participate in the creation of public policies and programs that affect their access to health care.
ICO’s clients receive 100% free, individualized 30-60 minute clinical visits that includes assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment any acute/chronic physical, mental, or behavioral health complaint. Naturopathic treatments may include pharmaceuticals, nutritional counseling, vitamin/supplementation, musculoskeletal manipulation, herbal therapies, homeopathy, cransiosacral therapy, or depuration therapy. Acupuncture services may include needling, cupping, Gua sha, electric needle stimulation, moxibustion or herbal formulas. Massage therapy may include Swedish style, Chinese style or deep tissue massage.
PO Box 31977, Seattle, Wa 98103