Sea Mar Community Health Centers is a non-profit community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and human services in Washington State.

Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services.

Sea Mar stands for “Seattle Marysville.” In 1978 Sea Mar was founded in Seattle with a future intent to develop a clinic in Marysville (and elsewhere) in order to serve the Latino population, particularly migrant farm workers. Since then, the vision of growing a network of Community Health Centers throughout Western Washington and providing care for the underserved has become a reality.  Sea Mar’s network of services includes more than 50 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and centers, and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. Serving over 200,000 people annually, our model of care places patients’ needs at the center of attention as we deliver comprehensive health and human services. We look forward to growing and improving access to quality health care for the communities we serve.

In 2017 Sea Mar took yet again a giant leap towards progress by starting a Family Medicine Residency. Having an FQHC as the sponsoring institution of a Residency provides a unique experience and helps shape future physicians to meet the needs of the community. It began with Sea Mar Marysville Clinic serving as a “home base” for residents, with rotations at partnering institutions like Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and various specialty clinics. Over only a few short years, Residents have become an integral part of Sea Mar. Additional faculty have been added to meet specific needs in the training of full spectrum family physicians such as OB, inpatient care, POCUS, scholarly activity, and procedures. We now have expanded to nearby Sea Mar Everett as well. At Sea Mar we are truly a “family” supporting each other both academically and in everyday life.

The Sea Mar Office of Medical Education

Along with its GME residency programs, Sea Mar has an organizational commitment to offering medical education experiences to students from high school  through graduate school. The Sea Mar Office of Medical Education was created to manage all of the organization’s educational programming, including the residency programs.

Sea Mar clinics have offered shadowing and clinical rotation opportunities to students for decades and Sea Mar Seattle is a training site for the University of Washington’s Family Medicine Clerkship Program for third-year medical students. Sea Mar has a number of affiliation agreements with various graduate schools to offer clinical placements. When combined with our residency programs this creates the “Sea Mar Provider Pipeline”, a supportive path with structured educational opportunities from high school, college, AmeriCorps HealthCorps, graduate school (including medical school, nursing school, and Nurse Practitioner, and Physician Assistant school), and on through residency.