UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic


UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic

  • Monday 8:00a - 7:00p
  • Tuesday 8:00a - 7:00p
  • Wednesday 8:00a - 6:00p
  • Thursday 8:00a - 6:00p
  • Friday 8:30a - 5:30p
  • Saturday 8:00a - 4:00p
  • Sunday Closed
23213 Pacific Highway S, Kent WA 98032
206.870.8880 206.520.1499 fax


This clinic offers primary care, including:

  • Acute illness and injury
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Behavioral healthcare
  • Children's care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Colposcopy and LEEP
  • Digital X-ray services (radiography)
  • Family medicine-OB
  • Family planning
  • Immunizations
  • Integrated behavioral health
  • IUD and nexplanon placement
  • On-site laboratory
  • Patient education and support resources
  • Preventive medicine
  • Preventive screenings
  • Primary care - family medicine
  • Primary care - internal medicine
  • Primary care - pediatrics
  • Pulmonary function testing (spirometry)
  • Routine diabetes care
  • Women's health
Content Blocks

Sign up or Sign In: eCare

You're in control of your care with eCare, our online patient portal.

What is eCare?

Health News You Can Use

Clinic Overview


Family-centered UW Medicine healthcare for Kent/Des Moines residents

Conveniently located on Pacific Highway South and not far from I-5, the UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic offers primary care appointments six days a week, including evenings and same-day appointments. Additionally, medical advice is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use eCare to message your care team any time, or call your clinic during business hours and you'll receive a call back within a day. When the clinic is closed, you'll reach an after-hours consulting nurse service.

Board-certified providers offer a complete spectrum of primary care services including family medicine with obstetrics, pediatrics, internal medicine, behavioral health and nutrition services. For your convenience, an on-site lab and digital X-ray facilities are available to you.

The UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic is also a training site for the UW Pediatric Residency Training (in Spanish here) program from Seattle Children’s, creating a community-based training site for pediatric resident physicians.

The care team at the UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic is dedicated to providing personalized care throughout all stages of life and has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.

We accept most major insurance plans. Make your appointment for primary care services today.

A note about patient safety:

UW Neighborhood Clinics are committed to providing care in the safest environment possible. We demonstrate our commitment by washing our hands before examinations, asking you to confirm your identity by verifying your name and date of birth at key times and asking you to confirm the medications and allergies listed in your medical record to avoid errors, allergic reactions and drug interactions.

Our clinics do not provide supervision for children, but we are concerned for their safety during your visit. You or a responsible person must directly supervise children at all times while in the building. Please do not allow children to play near equipment, as they could injure themselves or damage the equipment.

Directions & Parking

The UW Neighborhood Kent-Des Moines Clinic is at 23213 Pacific Hwy. S., in the La Plaza Shopping Center.

From Interstate 5:

  • Exit at State Route 516 (South Kent-Des Moines Road). If traveling southbound, take exit 149, and turn right at the end of the off-ramp. If northbound, take exit 149B.
  • Follow Kent-Des Moines Road to Pacific Highway South, and turn left at that intersection. 
  • Make a sharp right into the parking lot. 
  • Continue through the lot, generally bearing right. The clinic is on your right.


Several bus routes of King County Metro Transit service the Kent-Des Moines Clinic. Use Metro's Trip Planner to learn which bus will be most helpful to you, or call Metro, 206.553.3000, for assistance.
Ample parking is available in the mall lot.

Care Providers

Joel K. Carey M.D.

Not accepting patients

Acute episodic care | Adolescent medicine | Chronic disease management | Family planning | Men's healthcare | Preventive medicine | Primary care - family medicine ...

Sheryl A. Morelli M.D.

Not accepting patients

Adolescent medicine | Asthma | Behavioral healthcare | Chronic disease management | Preventive medicine | Primary care - pediatrics | Sports medicine ...

Helena M. Orbach M.D.

Accepting new patients

Acute episodic care | Adolescent medicine | Family medicine-OB | Health maintenance | LGBTQ care | Preventive medicine | Women's health ...