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A note on emergency care
Under the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA), Medicare-participating hospitals that offer emergency services must provide emergency services and stabilizing treatment regardless of an individual's ability to pay. In practice, this means that if you have a genuine medical emergency (including if you are a pregnant woman in labor), you can go to the nearest emergency department and they will give you emergency treatment. The details are at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/emtala/, but quite frankly the content there is far more than anyone facing a medical emergency will want to wade through.
The following "Neighborhood Clinics" mostly serve people in a particular neighborhood. Some have additional mandate to serve the homeless, HIV+, etc. Many Seattle-area neighborhood and school-based clinics operate under the umbrella organization Neighborcare Health.
Phone any neighborhood clinic to find out which is the correct one for your neighborhood. Note that clinic hours are highly subject to change. We strongly recommend that you phone the clinic or check the clinic's own web site to confirm current hours.
If you live in an area (such as South Seattle) not served by a community clinic, your neighborhood may have a public health clinic.
Forty Fifth Street Clinic(Neighborcare Health)
Neighborhood clinic for U. District, Wallingford, etc. Unlike other neighborhood clinics, they are not strict about geographic area. Outpatient services. Sliding scale fees and medical coupons.
In addition, there is a drop-in clinic, including prenatal care, for homeless youth ages 14-23 only, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. No appointment needed for homeless youth clinic only.
Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center (Country Doctor Clinics)
Neighborhood clinic for Central Area, founded by the Seattle Black Panther Party and now a partner with the Country Doctor clinic. Outpatient services. Sliding scale fees and medical coupons. Additional services for Hispanic population.
Country Doctor Community Clinic
Neighborhood clinic for Capitol Hill. Outpatient services. WIC provider. Outreach services for diabetics. Onsite pharmacy. Sliding scale fees and medical coupons. By appointment only.
Pike Market Medical Clinic(Neighborcare Health)
Downtown neighborhood clinic for anyone age 18+. Primary care for elderly, homeless, HIV+. Sliding scale fees and medical coupons. Low cost pharmacy.
Pioneer Square Clinic (UW Medicine)
Neighborhood clinic for age 18+ for Downtown. Primary care for elderly, homeless, low income. Sliding scale fees and medical coupons. A University of Washington Medical clinic.
4800 Sand Point Way NE; Seattle, WA 98105
Extensive services for children. Sliding scale fees and medical coupons. Referral from a primary care provider is required for non-urgent services.
Urgent care (less expensive than an emergency room visit) does not require a referral or appointment. Available at Children’s Hospital clinics in Seattle, Bellevue, and Mill Creek.
Urgent care hours only: Monday through Friday: 5 pm to 10:30 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11 am to 8 pm.
University of Washington Medical Center
24-hour emergency care. Medical coupons accepted.
The University of Washington has a network of neighborhood clinics, but insurance is required.
Harborview Medical Center
Emergency: 24-hour emergency care, including psychiatric emergency service.
Urgent Care Walk-in: via the Emergency Department. No check-ups.
The 24-hour Community Care Line with consulting nurse is best reached after work hours and on the weekend. This is a busy line.
Harborview Madison Clinic
Medical care and social services for persons living with HIV/AIDS regardless of sexual orientation, race, or ability to pay. New patients: call 206-744-5155 to schedule first appointment. Routine appointments: 206-520-5000. Established patients may be seen on an urgent walk-in basis by calling the clinic and speaking with a triage nurse.
Urban Rest Stop
Besides the showers, laundry facilities, and hygiene supplies for which they are generally known, Urban Rest Stop also has a Health Room offering free health care. Services: emergency first aid, preventative health care, prenatal care, referrals to other community health services. On the fourth Monday of every month, foot care is also available. Health Room: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 am to 11:30 pm.
Odessa Brown Children's Clinic (operated by Children's Hospital)
Outpatient medical, dental, and Mental Health services for youth (newborn to 18
years). Medical coupons and insurance accepted. WIC provider. No child will be
Cedar River Clinics
Pregnancy testing, pregnancy options counseling, all methods of birth control (Take Charge provider), STD and HIV testing and counseling, first and second trimester abortion. Teens welcome. Medical interpreters arranged for limited English clients. Payment options for abortion include insurance, Alaska Medicaid, Oregon Health Plan, WA DSHS Medical Coupons. Phones are answered Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Also operates similar clinics in Tacoma and Yakima.
Country Doctor Free Teen Clinic
No appointments: drop-in medical services only. Serves homeless youth ages 12-23. No money, no insurance, no coupons necessary. No cost for medicine or lab work. STD, anonymous HIV testing, pregnancy tests, general physicals, and sick care. Licensed Acupuncturist, and Licensed Massage Therapist available Tuesdays only.
Monday & Tuesday only, 6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. at Country Doctor Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E.
Seattle Indian Health Board
Health services (including dental, in- and out-patient alcohol/drug counseling) targeting Native Americans but available to all. WIC provider. Sliding scale fee and medical coupons.
University of Washington Hall Health Primary Care Center
Outpatient clinic on E. Stevens Circle on the UW campus, mainly (but not exclusively) for the UW community (students, their dependents, short-course enrollees, etc.). UW Students are subsidized by the activity fees for one visit per quarter. Also accept medical coupons. Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm except Tues 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Closed state holidays.
Neighborcare Health directs a number of Seattle school-based health centers. In addition, a number of other health agencies and hospitals are also partnered with the Seattle School District to provide health care.
The school-based health centers offer primary care, wellness activities and counseling in Seattle middle and high schools: sports physicals; preventive health care; evaluation and treatment of common health problems; immunizations; individual and group therapy; counseling for depression, trauma, stress, and problem-solving.
Acupuncture and Naturopathic Clinics
Center for Natural Health
Holistic/naturopathic medical services, acupuncture and oriental medicine and counseling services. Limited reduced fees for students currently enrolled in a university or college, low income or age 65+.
CommuniChi Community Acupuncture Clinic
Community-based acupuncture center. $10 one-time paperwork fee for first visit. Sliding scale $15 to $35 per treatment, no income verification required. Appointments can be scheduled through their website. Cash or checks only.
The Pin Cushion
Community-based acupuncture center. Sliding payment scale ($20-$40). Schedule varies, call them or see their web site. Appointments can be scheduled through their website. Accepts cash, checks, credit cards.
North Seattle Community Acupuncture
Community-based acupuncture center. Sliding payment scale ($15-$40). Call them or see their web site for schedule.
Wu Hsing Tao School of Five Element Acupuncture
Free Five-Element acupuncture clinic for people suffering from Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder. Call for hours.
Consulting Nurse Help Lines
The following Consulting Nurse help lines (hours vary) give free medical advice and information and physician referral to the general public. Typically they refer only to the hospital with which they are affiliated. All of these operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
All Verified 10/2012
Other Medical Resources
Call for nearest location of a public health clinic. This is particularly useful in the South End, where there are few community clinics.
Immunization, pregnancy, infant, STD detection and ongoing treatment, and community services available. This department works closely with Harborview Medical Center in emergency situations. Also other referrals for low-income medical or dental.
Full Life Care (formerly ElderHealth Northwest)
Non-profit adult day health care agency. Provides an alternative to placement into a nursing home, helps adults of all ages with chronic illnesses, physical or developmental disabilities. Services include adult day health, memory care homes, care consultation,mental health, in-home care and volunteer companionship.
Provides public education and legal assistance for medical marijuana patients
in Washington State. Contact them through their web site.
Clinic for medical marijuana recommendations for qualifying patients. Call for information, leave name, area code, and phone number for call back.
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