UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to UW Medicine. You’re now served by a 30,000-strong healthcare team whose singular mission is to improve the health of the public.

UW Medicine provides outstanding care to patients, educates the next generation of physicians and scientists, and supports one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive medical research programs.

We provide outpatient care for more than 1.3 million patients each year at 12 UW Neighborhood Clinics and many other primary and specialty care clinics. Our four hospitals admit more than 63,000 patients annually.

In other words, you’ll now benefit from the most advanced medical care available – all provided by an experienced local provider and backed by the research, training and resources of one of the nation’s premier healthcare organizations.

We recognize that you’re transitioning from familiar systems, processes and people from the clinic previously managed by Island Hospital. 

We’ve also heard questions and concerns about a number of issues. To help clarify these issues, please review the Frequently Asked Questions below and let us know if there are others we can address.