Island Primary Care – Orcas

P: 360.376.2561

F: 360.466.6139


Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Appointments required for all visits.
For after-hours care, please call: 360.376.2561.

Island Primary Care – Orcas is your trusted neighborhood clinic for adult and pediatric services. We can coordinate your patient care and provide you with the support you need to feel your best. The provider-patient relationship that develops allows us to detect changes in your health and work towards the quality of life you deserve. Our dedicated and experienced team is passionate about keeping you and your family healthy!


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Services Provided

We offer a variety of services, including:

  • After-hours Care & Same-day Availability
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Family Medicine
  • Labs
  • Patient Care Coordination
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s Health
  • X-rays

Accessing After-hours Care

If you are have a life-threatening event, such as a heart attack or stroke, please call 911.

  • If your urgent health event occurs after the clinic is closed and it is not life-threatening, please call 360.376.2561.
  • You will be asked to provide relevant information and the on-call Island Health physician will return the call within 30 minutes to discuss the situation and provide advice.

COVID-19 Testing & Vaccines

Island Primary Care – Orcas encourages everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated for COVID. For vaccination information, please visit the San Juan County website at:

Free rapid COVID test kits can be picked up from outside the clinic front door. Please take one per family member.

Patients who test positive for COVID should isolate at home for five days to avoid spreading to others. Patients who test positive for COVID and need to see a provider for care, should call the clinic at 360.376.2561and let staff know so they can prepare appropriately for their visit.

Clinic-issued masks are required if a patient exhibits any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or running nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Masks are also available to anyone who choose to wear one during their visit.


Courtesy Labs at Island Primary Care – Orcas

Island Primary Care – Orcas is happy to facilitate lab orders for an outside provider; but please note that we are not a walk-in lab. There are several things to keep in mind when requesting lab work from providers outside of Island Health.

  • Please plan ahead for courtesy labs from your specialists by allowing one to two weeks for scheduling and processing.
  • A current order must be brought in or faxed to our office at 360.466.6139 for phlebotomist review before an appointment can be scheduled and at least one week before the results are needed. There are some uncommon orders we may not be able to fulfill due to supply availability or special processing.
  • All lab appointments are scheduled from 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. The specimens are transported to the Island Health laboratory either by plane or by ferry each afternoon.
  • For courtesy labs, we function as a “draw facility” only; however, the results will appear in your Island Health patient portal.
  • The provider ordering your labs is responsible for communicating your results to you. Please contact your physician’s office directly if you have a question on your lab results.
  • Lab result times vary, each test requires different amounts of time to process. At a minimum, most results will take 12 to 24 hours to process although there are some exceptions. For example, a COVID tests takes a few hours to process and upload once received by the Island Health lab, but a urine culture will need several days to show bacteria growth, appearing in the patient portal several days after the COVID results.

Thank you for your understanding when requesting lab work from outside providers.

Our Providers

Evan Buxbaum, MD, MPH

Evan Buxbaum, MD, MPH


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Karen Caley Orr, PA-C

Family Medicine

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Susan Sandblom, ARNP

Women’s Health

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Jennifer Simpson-Manske, MD

Family Medicine

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Jennifer Utter, PA-C

Family Medicine

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New to the Clinic?

New Patient Tips

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Bring completed New Patient forms with you.
  • Make sure you have photo ID and the most current version of your insurance cards.
  • Bring a complete list of your current medications and dosages.

Clinic Updates

Our goal is to keep our patients and our community informed. Please read through our quarterly clinic updates for news and information about Island Primary Care – Orcas.

Patient Resources

Stories of Courage

Senior man wearing a mask on an exercise machine.

Dick Carroll

“I spent the winter sitting in a chair, gasping for air. I never thought I’d get any of my muscle strength back. But I did.”

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