Rheumatology GCA Fast Track Clinic - UW Medical Center


Rheumatology GCA Fast Track Clinic - UW Medical Center

  • Monday 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Tuesday 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Wednesday 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Thursday 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Friday 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
4245 Roosevelt Way NE, 2nd Floor, Seattle WA 98105


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This clinic offers primary care, including:

  • Referral for temporal artery biopsy
  • Rheumatology consultation
  • Vascular ultrasound
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Clinic Overview


The Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) Fact Track Clinic sees patients at UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

Patients and providers may call or page 206.597.4700 to contact the clinic. Services offered include: advice from a board ceritfied rheumatologist regarding steroid use, a prompt evaluation within 3 business days by a rheumatologist (if necessary), an evaluation of the temporal arteries by ultrasound in our vascular lab and referral for temporal artery biopsy at UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center or Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.

This service is offered to physicians when they encounter a patient suspected of having giant cell arteritis to expedite patients' work up.

If you are a physician or other provider with a patient with suspected GCA, please call 206.597.4700. If you are a patient and you are concerned about having GCA, please contact your primary care provider or rheumatologist.

Directions & Parking

The UW Medical Center-Roosevelt clinics are located at 4245 and 4225 Roosevelt Way N.E. The two red brick buildings are a few blocks northwest of the main medical center; 4245 (UWMC-Roosevelt II) is the northernmost of the two buildings. See map.

From Interstate 5: 
  • Exit at Northeast 45th Street and head east. If you are traveling I-5 northbound, turn right at the exit ramp onto 45th. If you are traveling on I-5 southbound, turn left onto 45th. 
  • From the freeway, travel four blocks and turn right onto Roosevelt Way, a one-way street. 
  • Continue two blocks. The buildings are on the right.

From Interstate 405:
  • Take exit 14 (State Route 520), heading west to Seattle across the Lake Washington bridge. 
  • Merge onto Interstate 5 northbound and exit at Northeast 45th Street. 
  • Turn right at the exit ramp onto Northeast 45th, and travel four blocks. 
  • Turn right again, onto Roosevelt Way. The buildings will be on your right side, about two blocks down.

Free shuttle service is available between the medical center and the two Roosevelt buildings. 
Several bus lines of King County Metro Transit serve Roosevelt Way and the surrounding neighborhood. Among them are routes No. 66, No. 67, No. 79 (north and southbound) and No. 355 (southbound only.

Use Metro's Trip Planner to learn which buses can help you get to the clinics, or call Metro, 206.553.3000, for assistance.
Both Roosevelt buildings have underground parking. Parking fees are discounted with clinic validation. Patients and their families can get their parking ticket stamped at their appointment site.

Disability Parking
Both garages offer parking for people with impaired mobility. If your vehicle is larger than the garages' accommodations, designated disability spaces are available on the west side of the building and in the covered garage behind 4245 Roosevelt Way N.E.

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