Primary Care

Primary Care

A UW Medicine primary care provider (PCP) is your partner in building a solid foundation for your health. Our primary care providers offer care for the entire family—for illness and injury and for preventive care including immunizations and screenings.


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 Primary Care Services

​​UW Medicine primary care clinics offer comprehensive, coordinated primary care for the entire family in more than 35 locations throughout the Puget Sound region. Our board-certified primary care providers provide the following range of services:

  • Annual check-ups and complete physicals
  • Care for acute illness such as cough, cold, flu and infection
  • Care for chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease
  • Care for sprains, strains and musculoskeletal pain, including backache
  • Integrated behavioral health services
  • Lab tests
  • Physical exams
  • Preventive healthcare such as immunizations
  • Radiology, labs and other diagnostic services
  • Routine gynecological services and obstetrical care
  • Treatment of skin problems such as rashes, acne and warts

 Urgent Care Services

UW Medicine urgent care clinics offer easily accessible urgent medical care when your primary care provider is not available for a same-day appointment. No appointment is necessary, and we welcome new patients and walk-ins. Urgent care clinics are open every day of the week and staffed by UW Medicine providers who can provide referrals to emergency services or specialists when medically appropriate.

Treat the following non-life threatening problems:

  • Breathing problems: Coughs, colds, wheezing, mild asthma attacks, influenza, sinus infections and bronchitis
  • Ear problems: Ear infections, earaches, foreign object in the ear, and ear wax removal
  • Eye problems: Red eye, pink eye, and styes
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Musculoskeletal problems: Sprains, strains, and broken bones
  • Skin problems: Rashes, minor burns cuts/scrapes, lacerations, bites, poison ivy, and abscesses/boils
  • Stomach problems: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn symptoms, and abdominal pain
  • Urinary problems: Bladder and urinary tract infections, and concerns of a sexually transmitted infection
  • Work Injuries (initiating L & I claim)

Our urgent care clinics do not offer intravenous (IV) fluids or medications, and we do not have narcotic medications on site.​

 UW Medicine Virtual Clinic

Sometimes you need care when clinics are closed or it is inconvenient to leave your house. UW Medicine offers diagnosis and treatment for most urgent care conditions at any time of day or night through UW Medicine Virtual Clinic.

Board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners from Care Simple Providers assess, diagnose and recommend treatment for your condition via secure video chat or over the telephone. The cost is $40, no insurance necessary. UW Medicine Virtual Clinic providers will also let you know if you need to follow up with your primary care physician and can help you to find a primary care provider if you don’t already have one.

Learn more about UW Medicine Virtual Clinic.

UW Medicine Virtual Clinic 911

If at any point your symptoms worsen or you feel like you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.