Patient & Family Advisory Council at UW Medicine Primary Care

At UW Medicine Primary Care, we recognize the important role that patients and families play in healthcare. We honor each patient and family's strengths, priorities, cultures, and preferences and involve them in medical decisions at every step.

UW Medicine Primary Care continually evaluates how we deliver care and ways to improve. To do that, we ask our patients and families for their input in several ways, including patient satisfaction surveys and through our patient and family advisory council. Our advisory council is made up of patients, family members, caregivers, staff members, and providers who share their experiences at UW Medicine Primary Care. They serve in an advisory capacity, providing input and making recommendations on matters impacting the patient’s experience.

Who can be an advisor?

Any current UW Medicine Primary Care patient or their family member can apply to be an advisor.

How do I become an advisor?

Send an email to to start the application process.

What are the qualities of an advisor?

Patient and family advisors:

  • Share insights and experiences in productive ways
  • See beyond their own personal experiences
  • Respect diversity and differing opinions
  • Are good listeners
  • Collaborate on solutions
  • Are passionate about enhancing the health care experience

How do advisors help improve the care experience?

Patient and family advisors help improve the care experience in several possible ways, including, but not limited to:

  • Reviewing or developing educational materials and resources
  • Staff education regarding the care experience
  • Reviewing policies and procedures

Contact information


Campus Box 358051
850 Republican St
Building C, Floor 2
Seattle, WA 98195

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.