Island Health Hosts June Events

From Rachel Lambert for Island Health Primary Care – Orcas

Island Health offers online cholesterol class

Join Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips for an informative 30-minute talk on small changes you can make to your diet beyond the standard advice to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol intake.…

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After Hours Care at Island Health Clinic

With support from Orcas Island Health Care District, Island Health has made considerable improvements in access to after-hours care. Here’s the information you need to know:

How-To Guide: After-Hours Care

If you’re experiencing a life-threatening event, such as a heart attack or stroke, call 9-1-1.

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New Machine Tops 1,100 X-rays

Island Primary Care – Orcas Medical Director, Dr. Frank James and Radiology Technician, Joy Cartisser are pictured with Ms. Fannie O’Leary beside the Orcas Island Health Care District’s new X-ray machine at the Island Health Primary Care – Orcas clinic.

This X-ray machine was made possible through a generous gift to the community by Ms.…

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Partnership Improves Acute Care on Orcas

Improved working relationship between primary care and Orcas Island Fire & Rescue.

For the past year members of both the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of Orcas Island Fire & Rescue (OIFR) and the Island Primary Care – Orcas (IPC-O) clinic have been working closely to improve several elements of the care provided to the members of our community.…

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Island Primary Care – Orcas Clinic Successfully “Grandfathered”

When Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, it included an unexpected reduction of payment rates for Provider-Based Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) that would have jeopardized access to care for Orcas Island residents and visitors. The act had a “grandfathering” provision to exempt RHCs that were already established or in process to be established.…

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Orcas Clinic Updates

The monthly update from Island Primary Care – Orcas Clinic is now available. Click the link below to learn about free online health and wellness classes, new specialty services coming to the Clinic, and details on COVID-19 testing on Orcas. There is also a brief provider update and there will be more detailed provider news in September.…

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Accessing Care When Needed

Island Primary Care – Orcas is committed to meeting the health care needs of our community. This means providing access when you have a health care concern that can be scheduled into the future, as well as accommodating times when you have a need that is more urgent.…

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Island Primary Care – Orcas Update

From Superintendent Presson

It’s been two months since Island Primary Care – Orcas took over operations of the two primary care clinics on the island, joining the former UW Medicine and Orcas Family Health Center practices into one. We thank the providers and staff for their hard work and dedication over the past 10 weeks.…

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