The Family Health Center is a federally qualified health center providing primary medical, family planning, nutrition education, behavioral health, and dental services for uninsured and under-served individuals and families in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, and Pacific Counties.
We are a non-profit community health center operating clinics and campuses in Longview, Kelso, Woodland, Castle Rock, Cathlamet, and Ocean Park. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide exceptional care for our patients and clients, and our sincere connection to the communities we serve.
The Family Health Center works closely with other services providers to connect our patients and clients with the specialty care they need; our heath services continue to grow, allowing patients to make better use of the health care system; and we provide patient education and sound medical advice to help our patients avoid costly emergency department visits.
Longview is ideally situated between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, offering residents a rural life-style with year-round opportunities for recreation. It is the largest city in Cowlitz County with a population of approximately 35,000. The beaches and mountains are right in Longview’s backyard, with Mount St. Helens and the Pacific Ocean only an hour away. Come and visit Longview, awarded ‘Tree City USA’, ‘playful city USA’ and rated one of America’s prettiest towns!
A positive, proactive and hopeful public attitude is evident in Longview. The area is attractive for all ages of people. Here you will find an emphasis on education, families, business development, natural resources and quality of life. Residents pride in the beauty of areas parks, trees, rivers and surrounding forests is reflected in active community programs and service groups. From culture to neighborhoods, you'll find a home-style atmosphere that is appealing. Catch our celebratory spirit in our special community celebrations throughout the year!
There is an appreciation of other cultures in Longview, and that spirit is reflected in our annual International Festival celebration in May. The availability of cultural arts in Longview is also important to its resident, and the city provides many opportunities for cultural enrichment. From performances in the Columbia Theatre to close-up and more intimate performances in the Peper Studio to regular performances by our schools, citizens have access to a multitude of theater events.
Longview celebrates its unique history and culture with continuous year-round activities including International Multicultural Festival, Go 4th Festival, Concerts at the Lake, Antique and Classic Car Shows, County Fair and Rodeo, Christmas Parade, and Festival of Lights.