Primary care is health care that is usually provided in a clinic (doctor's office):
- Care when you are sick or injured
- Treatment for an on-going problem or a problem that doesn't get better
- Answers to questions about your health
- Checking for problems that don't have symptoms, such as cancer
- Teaching you about your health condition
- Help to manage your chronic illness, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
- Help to quit smoking
- Shots to protect against disease
- Coordination of your care between hospitals and specialists
The Public Health adult health and child health clinics:
At our primary care clinics, our doctors and nurse practitioners take good care of you during illness and support your lifelong health.
We encourage you or your child to see the same provider each time you come in. Your Primary Care Provider will get to know you personally and can give you the best kind of care. If you do not have health insurance, clinic fees are based on your income. We also accept medical coupons, Medicaid, Healthy Options, Take Charge, GAU (Disability Lifeline) Medicare, and WA Basic Health Plan.
Our clinics are Healthcare for the Homeless providers. Please let us know if you are having problems with safe and stable housing, so we can serve you better.