Group Purchasing Program

Group Purchasing Program

The Washington Association for Community Health offers a robust group purchasing program on behalf of our members along with the Alaska and Oregon Primary Care Associations.

Our purpose is to help Community and Migrant Health centers save resources, staff time and money by combining their collective purchasing power in order to purchase high quality products and services at preferential prices. We educate ourselves and then our members on the newest vendors and products and help them source alternative vendors when there are shortages.  

All members of the Washington Association for Community Health, as well as the Alaska and Oregon Primary Care Associations are eligible to receive discount pricing under the contracts negotiated by The Association's Group Purchasing Program staff.

Our Newest Group Purchasing Partner: THMED, LLC Recruiting

DALLAS: THMED, LLC, the parent company for Fidelis, MedeStar and ASN, one of the nation’s leading healthcare staffing firms, has partnered with The Association's Group Purchasing Program.

“It’s a great honor to have THMED partner with an organization such as The Association whose mission is to strengthen and advocate for Washington’s Community Health Centers as they build healthcare access, innovation and value while providing great resources to its members", explained THMED’s Director of Business Development, Kelly Turner.

Like The Association, THMED believes in the importance of community outreach that extends beyond the office doors and into the communities. We recognize the disparities in access to healthcare and their implications. This partnership will allow us to expand the availability of healthcare services to the underserved populations of Washington State.

At THMED, LLC Fidelis Partners, it is our mission to create a new tier of excellence in healthcare recruitment and consulting by delivering consistent, ethically-driven and lasting results for our clients. As our name implies, it is the “faithful” partnerships we nurture with our employees and the clients we serve that will strengthen our position as a national leader in the industry. We provide our clients with a complete staffing solution that relies on the latest technology, proven search strategies, and expert consultation. Come learn about our partnership with The Association and how we are helping make the change in finding providers who care!

Contact: Kelly Turner 949-441-2095       

***THMED, LLC is a complete solutions provider of healthcare staffing services. Its combined services include permanent physician placement, locum tenens staffing, allied traveler staffing, nurse and allied permanent placement, executive and academic placement, and other consulting services. THMED is comprised of Fidelis Partners, Medestar, Allied Staffing Network and THMED Executive Search and Learn more at

Our Savings Programs

Specially negotiated savings on the products and support solutions that your health center needs.

Medical Supplies

Intalere (formerly Amerinet): Health Center Support Solutions: Medical and office supplies. Business and medical office furniture. Computers and technology. Group Purchasing pricing on Vendors such as McKesson, Cardinal, Henry Schein Medical, Staples and Office Depot. Contact: Jennie Martin

NACHC Community Health Ventures Value in Purchasing (VIP) Program:  Group Purchasing Pricing on over 64 medical distributors including: Cardinal Health, Henry Schein Medical, and McKesson. Office supplies from Staples and Office Depot.  IT Servcies, printing/ promotional services, telecommunication support and services, capital equipment, and technology. Contact: Danny Hawkins  

Lab Services

LabCorp: LabCorp provides high quality, leading-edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialty testing laboratories. Contact: Tim Amato 

Quest: Highest quality medical diagnostic testing, on site diagnostics staffing, dedicated logistics and distribution network, patient service centers, and specially trained customer service representatives. Contact: Andy Rickson 


TACHC 340Better: In collaboration with the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC), 340Better contract pricing is 2.7% BELOW 340B pricing. Health centers that are eligible for 340B pricing are eligible for 340Better. This discount is only made available through Cardinal. Contact: Lynn Ford


Henry Schein Dental: Group Purchasing pricing on Dental supplies, equipment, Dentrix software, maintenance and repair. Dedicated Community Health Center division and a personal sales rep provides great support for your dental needs. Contact: Mari Archibeque  

Interpreting Services

InDemand InterpretingThe leading provider of medical interpreting. Providing experienced, certified medical interpretation in over 20 languages with the highest quality technology designed specifically for the healthcare environment. HIPAA-trained Interpreters operate from offices in the Pacific Northwest. [NO interpreters work from their homes or other countries where security of patient information cannot be guaranteed as is the case with other interpreting services.] Contact: Tom Snarsky 

Recruiting & Hiring

THMED / Fidelis: Excellence in healthcare recruitment and consulting, delivering consistent, ethically-driven and lasting results for their clients. "We provide our clients with a complete staffing solution that relies on the latest technology, proven search strategies, and expert consultation." Contact: Kelly Turner 

Risk Management

Coverys: Professional Liability Insurance. Policy holders receive a designated consultant who will work with you to develop a customized service plan targeting the particular risk management and patient safety challenges your organization faces. Includes VisualDx differential builder, access to online education programs, and patient safety grant programs. Contact: Sheraine Fitzgerald 

Contact & Enrollment

For more information or to enroll in our Group Purchasing program contact Terri Blazell-Wayson, Group Purchasing Coordinator at 360-786-9722 ex. 221.