About Us

Your local, public hospital

Island Health is part of Skagit County Public Hospital District No. 2, serving Fidalgo, Cypress, Guemes and Sinclair islands.

Our convenient location attracts patients from north Whidbey Island and La Conner. We also operate a primary care clinic on Orcas Island, serving many San Juan Island residents as the closest acute care hospital in the region. Island Health has five publicly elected Commissioners, who govern our hospital district.

Delivering Courageous Care since 1962

Since its inception in 1962, Island Health has been ingrained in the community serving the region’s healthcare needs. From primary care to specialized services, we have grown up right alongside you.

Over the years, we have evolved to serve as more than just a hospital. In 2007, the iconic dome at Island Hospital’s entrance was removed and symbolically ushered in a new era. 2022 also signified a milestone in our evolution with the unveiling of our new name and logo, Island Health. Our updated name and logo symbolize our commitment to be the best healthcare partner to those we serve.

What is a Public Hospital District?

A public hospital district is a government-designated geographic area responsible for managing and funding healthcare services for its residents. These districts are often created to ensure that all community members have access to essential medical care.

At Island Health, we are proud to serve as your public hospital district.

Committed to providing high-quality healthcare, Island Health works tirelessly to offer comprehensive medical services to the residents of our district. Your health and well-being are a top priority.

Emergency Services Project

Island Health is relocating the helicopter pad from the north parking lot to the roof of our Acute Care Unit, closer to the Emergency Department (ED). This project also includes updates to the Emergency Department (ED) and Main Entrance (off of 24th Street) to improve patient flow, safety and security.

Learn more about our project and follow along for updates: islandhealth.org/progress

Ribbon cutting at Island Hospital.

60 years of Courageous care

Together with our patients, we confront challenges including pain, injury and disease, head-on; every day. We practice courageous care with teams of providers whose talents in medicine are only rivaled in measure by their fortitude. Supporting patients and their families, we triumph in ways that matter — emergency addressed, a healthy child, a rehabilitated injury, a cancer-free body, a life well lived. Sometimes we marshal this bold and daring approach to address obstacles within the healthcare system itself. Across it all, we are committed to advancing the health and wellbeing of our community.

Neighbors caring for neighbors

Island Health is a public hospital district located in the vibrant coastal town of Anacortes, Washington. Our primary care clinics in Anacortes and on Orcas Island serve patients across Skagit, Island and San Juan counties. Our extensive specialty services are rapidly adapting to meet the needs of our community.

At Island Health, you will be cared for by dedicated medical professionals who live and work in your community. We are a small but mighty health system, renowned for our holistic approach to patient care where our healthcare professionals treat you with empathy and respect. As a 5-star rated Medicare facility and one of the top 100 rural hospitals in the United States, you can expect the highest quality of care where you actively participate in your healthcare planning and goal-setting.

Every day, Island Health providers and staff strive to embody our Purpose, Values and Focus Areas in everything we do through C.A.R.E.S. Values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Stewardship.

Proud member of the Rural Collaborative


What does that mean?

It means we are small and MIGHTY!

As a 5-star hospital, Island Health is recognized by Medicare as one of the top hospitals in the country for superior quality and outstanding service.

  • Top 9% of hospitals in the nation
  • 1 of 8 hospitals in Washington state
  • Only hospital north of Seattle

And it means you’re in good hands!

As a 5-star hospital, we are committed to advancing the health and wellbeing of our community. We partner with our patients and their families every step of the way—from delivering your first baby to navigating a chronic condition—we are here for you.

You have a choice. Compare care near you.

Before you schedule healthcare services, be sure to compare quality and affordability with the Medicare Hospital Compare tool. As a consumer, you have a choice in where you receive your healthcare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have a tool—Medicare Hospital Compare—that enables consumers to easily compare hospital ratings and costs, patient-experience survey results, data about quality and more.

What does 5-stars mean to Island Health?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recognized Island Hospital as a 5-star hospital. What does that mean?

What does 5-stars mean to YOU?

Island Hospital was recognized as a 5-star hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. What does that mean for you?