Island Primary Care – Orcas will be celebrating one year of providing care to Orcas Island residents in April. Over the past year the clinic has seen growth of staff, including three registered nurses as well as a licensed practical nurse, phlebotomist, appointment coordinator and provider. With additional staff, the clinic has been able to provide consistent COVID-19 testing, in-visit vaccinations, and courtesy labs and X-rays for outside providers.
Last fall, our clinic collaborated with the Orcas Island School District, the Orcas Resource Center, and the Department of Health on two Back-to-School events that provided needed physicals and vaccinations for school-aged children. We finished out 2021 by successfully completing the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) survey, an un-announced Medicare inspection, and received an exemplary award for outstanding healthcare delivery practices and compliance with accreditation quality standards. In January, we received the wonderful news that the Orcas Clinic was successfully grandfathered in to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, ensuring appropriate reimbursement rates and a sustainable future for healthcare on Orcas Island.
In the year ahead, the team hopes to onboard three new permanent providers and expand women’s health services. We look forward to continuing the partnership and collaboration with Orcas Island Fire and Rescue and other community partners.
Island Primary Care – Orcas is proud to serve your healthcare needs.
For more information, visit our website at islandhealth.org/orcas
You can reach us by calling 360.293.3101 or 360.376.2561.
Published on March 28, 2022