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II. Clinics / Urgent Care

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    • Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas Welcome to the Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas We provide over-the-phone crisis intervention, information referral, and a supportive listening ear to people in our community who are experiencing situational distress.
      Kitsap County
      24-Hour Telephone Crisis Services
      (360) 479-3033
      Clallam County
      24-Hour Telephone Crisis Services
      (360) 452-4500
      Jefferson County
      24-Hour Telephone Crisis Services*
      (360) 385-0321
      (800) 659-0321
      *During business hours, your call will be answered
       by Jefferson Mental Health Services.
      After business hours and on weekends your call 
      will be forwarded to the Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas.
    • 211 Community Resources, Information & Referrals
    • Welcome to 2-1-1 Community Resources Online for Washington State
    • Is it urgent or an emergency? Source (with examples): Harrison Hospital/Urgent Care]
      • Video (Jessica Kennedy-Schlicher, MD)
      • Seek urgent care for conditions that require attention but do not pose an immediate, serious threat to your health or life
      • Seek emergency care—or call 911—immediately if you think someone could suffer significant harm or die without prompt care.

    • List of General (Family) Physicians and Clinics outside Port Ludlow [Port Ludlow Today]

      ~~~~~~~~~~ PORT LUDLOW HAS A CLINIC AGAIN! ~~~~~~~~~~

    • Helping Port Ludlow Stay Well JHC To Your Health Spring 2013, (scroll to p.4)

    • Port Ludlow Clinic, Jefferson Healthcare Web site (Click!)


        Port Ludlow Clinic Welcomes New Doctor(s)!

        Jefferson Healthcare has announced that Dr. Shannan S. Kirchner will begin seeing patients at the Port Ludlow Clinic this month (May 2012). Dr. Kirchner came to Port Townsend in 2006 and practices Family Medicine. Her areas of interest include general pediatric, adult and geriatric outpatient medicine. Dr. Kirchner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from McPherson College and received a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa College of Medicine with a residency at the Family Practice Residency of Idaho. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Prior to making Port Townsend her home, Dr. Kirchner practiced in Anacortes, the San Juan Islands and Sitka, Alaska. She also had a private practice with Family Care Network in Bellingham, Washington for three years. The Port Ludlow Jefferson Healthcare Clinic is located at 9481 Oak Bay Road, Suite A, in Port Ludlow. For appointments at the clinic, call 437-5067. Dr. Kirchner also maintains an office at the Jefferson Medical and Pediatric Group in Port Townsend, 360-385-4848. (Source: Voice, May 2012, p.14)

      • Dr. Kirchner on Health Grades

        There are presently two Advanced Nurse Practitioners employed at the Clinic (see Nurse Practitioner) Physician Specialists will eventually be on site for consultation and follow-up appointments. Stay tuned!

      • Wes Schott, ARNP, Family Medicine
      • Rebecca Zambito, ARNP, Family Medicine

        May 2013: JHC Press Release [This specialist service has been terminated in 2014]

        Jefferson Healthcare is pleased to announce the expansion of Orthopedic Services at our Port Ludlow Clinic. Beginning June 10, 2013, Dr. David King will begin seeing patients at Jefferson Healthcare’s Port Ludlow Clinic. The expansion will include providing xray services of knee, hip and all extremities. Our Jefferson County residents that live in Port Ludlow will now have convenient and local access to a Knee and Hip Specialist.

        “After presenting Dr. King to the Port Ludlow community last month, we heard from the several local residents about the need for this type of specialty care”, said Josh Martin, Director of Orthopedics. “We have already started to schedule appointments with Dr. King for various joint pain issues and concerns at the Port Ludlow Clinic.” Dr. King is excited about the opportunity to expand his practice by seeing patients in Port Ludlow. After visiting the area in April, he was impressed with the community and enjoyed meeting many of the residents at the Joint Pain Management Seminar held at the Bay Club. Dr. King would like to present another seminar later this summer in Port Ludlow. He is also an avid golfer and eager to try out the Port Ludlow Golf Course.

        Dr. David King received his doctor of medicine degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 1984. After completion of his Orthopedic Surgery residency program from Michigan State University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, he completed a fellowship training program in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University in Boston, MA. Dr. King is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. King joined Jefferson Healthcare’s Orthopedic Clinic in April.

        For more information, visit www.jeffersonhealthcare.org.

        See also: Kitsap Cardiology (below)

    • Kitsap Cardiology/ Now: "Harrison Health Partners"
      1. Port Ludlow (Jefferson Healthcare, 9481 Oak Bay Road, Suite A, Port Ludlow, WA 98365, Office: 360 373-2547; Toll Free: 888 573-2547)
        "Beginning today, June 18 2012, Kitsap Cardiology (2013: "Harrison Health Partners: Cardiovascular Consultants") will see patients at the Jefferson Healthcare Port Ludlow Clinic 2 Mondays a month! We are very excited to bring this service to the Port Ludlow community!" (Paula Dowdle, JHC COO)
        Services include: pacemaker checks; EKGs; consultations

        Dr. David Tinker

      2. Port Townsend: Cardiovascular Consultants (cardiac ultrasound location) (Jefferson Healthcare), 834 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368) (Winter 2010): "Kitsap Cardiology ... moved into the specialty hospital services wing. Kitsap Cardiology offers outpatient consultations, echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, pacemaker interrogations, Holter monitors, event monitors, and routine follow-ups." "Kitsap Cardiology is located in the Outpatient Specialty Clinic area. Please park in the gravel parking lot on the Sheridan street side of the hospital right outside the “Outpatient Specialty Clinic” area. This is the only entrance to the clinic; there is no access from the other entrances in the hospital."

        NEW: Jefferson Healthcare Moves Kitsap Cardiology to Second Location
        Effective Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Kitsap Cardiology will be in two locations at Jefferson Healthcare facilities [in Port Townsend (added by editor)]. The current location within Jefferson Healthcare Hospital on the second floor will continue to provide services for echocardiography that includes echocardiograms, stress echos and treadmill testing. Patients will continue to check in at the Outpatient Specialty Clinic, located at Jefferson Healthcare Hospital southern entrance off of Sheridan. For cardiologist appointments, pacemaker checks, follow-up appointments and consults, patients will go to the new 7th Street Specialty Clinic at 1274 7th Street, first floor. The new phone number for the 7th Street Specialty Clinic is 360.344.3097 and fax is 360-379-2292.

        Dr. David Tinker

    • JHC Walk-In Clinic / Urgent Care 934 Sheridan
      Port Townsend, WA 98368
      Phone: 360-379-0477
      Fax: 360.385.0206
      Hours: Monday through Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm

      ... Our clinic offers a convenient and dependable service for treating minor illnesses, including: upper respiratory infections, sinus infections, sore throats, earaches, allergies, urinary tract infections, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, cuts/lacerations, minor burns, rashes, pink eye and other minor illnesses. No appointments are necessary.

    • Madrona Hill Urgent Care 2500 W Sims Way
      Port Townsend

    • Port Hadlock Medical Care - HadlockMedical.com Kively Center, 121 Oak Bay Rd, Port Hadlock Washington 98339,
      Primary Care and Urgent Care in Port Hadlock 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday at 121 Oak Bay Road in Kively Center. Call 360-379-6737

    • [NOW ARCHIVED: Madrona Hill Urgent Care (Port Townsend) [old PL Address: 9481 Oak Bay Rd, Port Ludlow NOW CLOSED!]
        Madrona Hill Urgent Care Clinic owner Jim Blair has closed his urgent care clinic in Port Ludlow in 2010; Jefferson Healthcare has oppened its new clinic in Madrona's former facilities in 2011.]

    • JC MASH [United Good Neighbors] Volunteer-driven, JC MASH is a non-profit clinic, that offers open access, no cost medical treatment in Jefferson County. It is the only program of its kind in the county. In addition to on-site medical attention and prescriptions, JC MASH also offers health care education, referrals to other providers for further treatment, and follow-up support and advocacy for patients. Information Contact: Joan Cole R.N., Clinic Manager and Volunteer Coordinator PHONE - 360-385-4268

      It’s Port Townsend clinic has operated since 1996. In 2009, JC MASH opened a second clinic in Port Hadlock to better serve the Tri-Area.

    • Olympic MedicalCenter (OMP) Specialty Clinic - Sequim Address: Medical Services Building; Olympic Medical Park; 840 N. 5th Avenue, Suite 1500; Sequim, WA 98382; Phone: (360) 582-2840; Fax: (360) 582-2841

      Sept 12, 2012 Leader: 4 cardiologists from Swedish are "now seeing patients in Sequim" (call 360-582-2840)

    • VA Puget Sound Health Care System: Port Angeles (Clinic) Port Angeles CBOC
      1005 Georgiana Street
      Port Angeles, WA 98362
      Telephone: (360) 565-9330 Fax: (360) 457-0618
      Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    • Veterans Benefits (plhealth.org)
    • US Department of Veterans Affairs -- Health Benefits
    • VA Puget Sound Health Care System
      Bremerton CBOC
      925 Adele Avenue (off Kitsap Way)
      Bremerton, WA 98312
      Phone: 360-782-0129
      Fax: 360-377-8029
      Seattle Division
       1660 South Columbian Way
       Seattle, WA 98108
       206-762-1010 | 800-329-8387
      American Lake Division
       9600 Veterans Drive
       Tacoma, WA 98493
       253-582-8440 | 800-329-8387
    • Jefferson Mental Health Services Crisis workers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 360-385-0321 (after hours press 1) JMHS is a private, not-for-profit mental health center that provides mental health services to Jefferson County residents of all ages. We are a contracted provider of services to Medicaid recipients. Please call our Crisis/Intake staff for further information or to make an appointment.


    • The Doctors Clinic "Welcome to The Doctors Clinic, a progressive medical community where you are at the heart of our mission. We hope you’ll consider us as your medical home—the place where you feel safe, comfortable and cared for. As a multi-specialty medical group, The Doctors Clinic has 10 clinic locations integrating primary care, specialty care and ancillary services."

      Locations: Bainbridge Island -- Cavalon Place -- East Bremerton -- Port Orchard -- Poulsbo -- Ridgetop East - Silverdale -- Ridgetop West - Silverdale -- Salmon Medical Center - Silverdale -- TDC Urgent Care -- Womens & Childrens Center - Silverdale --

      Specialties & Services | "Our Physicians"

    • WestSound Orthopaedics "... is a comprehensive full-service orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care to every patient who enters our facility. WestSound Orthopaedics treats a variety of orthopaedic injuries for both adults and children in the Kitsap County and Silverdale, Washington areas.

      Orthopaedics is the field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of bones, joints, soft tissue, and nerves in the extremities and spine. Our board certified orthopaedic surgeons take this specialized care a step further by offering distinct subspecialties, including sports medicine, spine, total joint replacement or joint reconstruction, hand, foot & ankle and pediatric orthopaedics..."

    • Harrison Clinics & HealthPartners Harrison HealthPartners is a rapidly expanding, hospital-owned, multispecialty medical group. We provide award winning patient focused healthcare to best meet the needs of our communities throughout the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula’s.

    • Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) ... is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive health care services to residents of Kitsap County. We offer quality low-cost care for children and adults. Our services include primary medical care, dental care, mental health counseling, pharmacy services, and health education and promotion activities. (Locations in Bremerton, Port Orchard & Poulsbo)

    • Virginia Mason -- Bainbridge Island Clinic

    • VA Puget Sound Health Care System: Bremerton Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Bremerton CBOC 925 Adele Avenue Bremerton, WA 98312 Telephone: 360-782-0129; Fax: 360-377-8029 Monday - Friday; 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

    • The Oral Surgery & Implant Clinic [two office locations in the Kitsap peninsula: in Poulsbo and Silverdale, WA. Call us at 1-866-779-1436]

    OTHER CLINICS (Seattle & Region)

    • Qliance in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Lynnwood & Kent Qliance For All: Helping People Achieve Better Health: "You’ll experience health care the way it should be: affordable, convenient, reliable, and compassionate. Our highly-trained physicians focus completely on helping you reach optimal health—and your doctor will take the time to listen to you, answer your questions, and provide medical care customized to your particular needs. In addition, Qliance lets you see your doctor on your schedule—not the other way around. And since we have six convenient locations throughout the Puget Sound area, we’re truly your neighborhood health clinic, ready to serve you."
    • Primary Care is about to Become Personal (TIME, Dec 2015)

III. Hospitals
  • Hospital Affiliations, Alliances, Collaborations, Networks & Partnerships:
      • Harrison's Affiliation: Franciscan Health System! (Announced: 16 Oct 2012)

      • Many scenarios as Harrison investigates partnership opportunity Kitsap Sun, April 29, 2012, p.1 etc.

      • Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC) Formed in 2003, WWRHCC is an incorporated non-profit Rural Health Network. The Collaborative is comprised of nine federally designated rural Critical Access Hospitals serving all or portions of nine Western Washington counties, with a combined network area population of over 154,000. We are managed by an Executive Director, and guided by an exceptionally "hands-on" Board of Directors. Members include: Jefferson Healthcare, Forks Community Hospital, Whidbey General (Coupeville), Mason General (Shelton), and others

      • SWEDISH - PROVIDENCE "INNOVATIVE AFFILIATION" (2012) [October 2011 Announcement (pdf)

        • PROVIDENCE AND SWEDISH JOIN FORCES TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON [Providence Media Page] Officials from locally-based Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health Services today announced plans to form an innovative affiliation that will improve health care quality, access and affordability for the residents of Western Washington. This unique affiliation will allow both organizations, [...] to collaborate to better deliver health care to the region while at the same time maintaining their individual identities and heritage. [...] the two organizations will form a new not-for-profit health care system that will include all of Swedish’s operations in King, Snohomish and Kittitas Counties and all of Providence’s operations in King, Snohomish, Thurston and Lewis Counties. Providence will keep the Providence name and its Catholic identity, while Swedish will keep the Swedish name and remain a non-religious organization.

        • The Swedish/Providence Alliance [The goal is to make the health care puzzle less daunting for patients, more manageable for doctors.] SEATTLE BUSINESS, November 2013, by Elaine Porterfield, November 2013, FROM THE PRINT EDITION, "Last year, Swedish, which had operated as an independent entity for more than a century, became a part of Providence Health & Services, a 155- year-old medical system with 42 hospitals and 64,000 employees across five states. Prior to the merger, Swedish had spent heavily acquiring specialty doctors’ groups and urgent care facilities across the region in an effort to increase referrals to Swedish hospitals. An urgent care facility in Issaquah was upgraded to a full-service medical center last year at a cost of $360 million. That spending contributed to financial problems at Swedish...,.."

        • Swedish - Jefferson Partnerships (Click!)

      • Joint Cardiac Protocol [To Your Health, Summer 2009
        [A collaboration of Jefferson Healthcare, East Jefferson County Fire and Rescue and Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue, Harrison Medical Center, Kitsap Cardiology, and the Doctors Clinic] "The team developed standard protocols that enable emergency responders to evaluate a heart attack patient under the direction of an emergency department physician at Jefferson Healthcare and to administer thrombolytic drugs, if appropriate, while en route to Harrison Medical Center. Prior to formulation of the RPI protocols, emergency medical service (EMS) medics were not trained or authorized to administer these drugs. Jefferson Healthcare will coordinate the stocking of the medications on five medic units."

      • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) ...is a world-class cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's.

        see also: SCCA (under Information/Education)

      • Olympic Medical Cancer Center, Sequim WA "The affiliation between Olympic Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), gives you the best of both worlds—care in your own community by skilled and dedicated oncologists, nurses, and staff, plus access to the resources of SCCA and its parent organizations."
      • Washington CARES about Cancer Partnership: Comprehensive Cancer Control "In 2001, the state formed the Comprehensive Cancer Control Partnership. Since then, the name changed to Washington CARES About Cancer Partnership which stands for Community Action, Research, and Evidence-based Systems. It is a diverse group of organizations and individuals. They represent public and private stakeholders in Washington interested in cancer prevention and control. The Partnership develops, implements, and evaluates the state’s comprehensive cancer control plan."
        "The Department of Health is one stakeholder in the Partnership. We provide fiscal, operational, and technical support through the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program."

      • See also: PLHealth.org Cancer Page

      • Puget Sound Health Alliance ...is a nonprofit organization where the people who get, provide and pay for health care come together to Improve health care quality and affordability in a five-county region: King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties.

      • Group Health to team with Swedish, end partnership with Virginia Mason Seattle Times, August 22, 2014 (by Carol M. Ostrom) After two decades of partnership with Virginia Mason Medical Center, Group Health .. plans to send its HMO patients to Swedish Medical Center. The 10-year arrangement, announced Friday but not quite finalized, will send maternity patients now seen at Group Health’s Capitol Hill location to Swedish beginning next spring, and other hospital patients to Swedish’s First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses beginning in February 2016. Group Health patients will be cared for by Group Health’s physicians at Swedish. Dr. Steve Tarnoff, Group Health Physicians president and chief medical executive, said doctors at Group Health have a long history of successfully working side-by-side with doctors at major hospitals throughout the state...
        In making the decision to go with Swedish, Group Health also evaluated proposals from Virginia Mason and the University of Washington. Group Health cooperative, an HMO, doesn’t use the fee-for-service model common at Swedish. But Tarnoff said the “culture of Swedish is changing, as well.” [...]

      • Group Health, Overlake announce new alliance [Seattle Times Nov. 2003] "Group Health Cooperative patients on the Eastside will be going to Bellevue rather than Redmond for hospital care by 2007, under a new alliance between the health-care cooperative and Overlake Hospital Medical Center. GH will shut down its Eastside Hospital near Microsoft's headquarters and allow its members to get hospital care at Overlake. GH also will build a $110 million outpatient complex on Overlake's campus, cementing a relationship between the two companies and significantly boosting Overlake's presence in the region."

      • UW Medicine:

        • UW Medicine Harborview Medical Center - UW Medical Center - Northwest Hospital - UW Neighborhood Clinics - UW Physicians - UW School of Medicine - Airlift Northwest [Patient Care / Education/ Research] "UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.

        • Stroke referrals and TeleStroke partnership program "Why do our communities need TeleStroke? With TeleStroke, consulting partners receive immediate telephone consultation with a vascular neurologist. The specialist can review the patient’s digital radiology images via a virtual private network and provide immediate feedback to the physician requesting consultation. Referring partners also have access to acute stroke evaluation at UW Medicine, as well as diagnostic and treatment protocols to facilitate each patient’s treatment.

          To request a TeleStroke consult, please contact the UW Medicine Transfer Center at 888.731.4791.

          According to a letter from the Harrison Foundation (Nov 14, 2011) and a press release of Jan 4, 2012 , Harrison Medical Center is now a member of this partnership.

        • UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center to explore strategic alliance ; Jan. 18, 2011 Valley Medical Center and UW Medicine are exploring a strategic alliance to increase access to additional health care services for South King County residents, align best practice models, expand clinical, teaching and research programs, and position both organizations for future healthcare reform opportunities, such as the creation of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
        • UW Medicine | Valley Medical Center Strategic Alliance New Board of Trustees Deadline Extended to December 31, 2011 Effective July 1, 2011, Valley Medical Center became the eighth entity of UW Medicine, joining Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, Airlift Northwest and the UW School of Medicine.

  • Hospital Quality & Selection:

  • IV. EMERGENCY CARE (Medical Emergency Services) Click to new page!

    V. Skilled Nursing Facilities

    • Kitsap County
      • Northwoods Lodge (Locally-owned by Encore Communities), 2321 Schold Place NW, Silverdale: Contact #: 360-698-3930 Provides 24 hours Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Care. "Northwoods Lodge provides the highest quality 24-hour skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services to families in Kitsap, Mason and Jefferson Counties..... The majority of our patients transition through their recoveries and are discharged back home after a short rehabilitation-oriented stay. Others may transition to one of Encore's two assisted living communities or retirement apartments or cottages.... rated among the top 1% of skilled nursing facilities in the country."

      • Martha & Mary Rehab for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Poulsbo) "Martha & Mary REHAB provides a comprehensive continuum of care for your loved one. Our rehabilitation program is structured to aggressively rehabilitate each individual back to their highest level of independence and functioning.
        Unlike other rehabilitation facilities, we do not utilize contracted therapists. Our therapists are employees of Martha & Mary with an average tenure of 10 years. This invaluable experience and personal investment has enabled our team to develop a strong repertoire in geriatric rehabilitation."

    VI. LONG-TERM CARE OPTIONS (Click to new page!)


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