The Lower Elwha Health Clinic is a primary care clinic specializing in continuing and comprehensive health care for individuals of all ages and their families. Medical services that we provide include:
- Evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic illness and injuries
- Cancer Screenings
- Health Risk Assessment Exams
- Family planning services
- Pediatric services
In addition to the services that we provide, we work closely with other physicians in the region and community to provide medical and surgical specialty referrals for appropriate conditions. Services not currently provided at the clinic are obstetrics/pregnancy management.
Native American patients need to present tribal affiliation documentation and are required to check their eligibility forMedicaid and other health insurance programs. A copy of your primary insurance coverage, Social Security card copy and current driver’s license are also required at the time of registration prior to your first appointment.
Becoming a New Patient
New patients are asked to fill out the new patient paperwork, after the paperwork is completed and turned into the clinic, clinic staff will call to schedule your first appointment, or what we like to call “Establish care” appointment to review past medical history and set up a schedule for evaluations of ongoing or new problems.
Hours of Operation
Our hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am to 5pm, on Thursdays we open at 1pm. We have weekend and evening call coverage as well as hospital based specialists to access urgent medical care.
We accept Medicaid/DSHS CNP, Medicare, Regence, Premera, Blue Cross, KPS, Champus, and VA health insurance plans. We are not contracted with DSHS GA-U or GA-X Molina Healthy Options, CHP programs. We bill most insurance. Please call your private insurance for preferred provider information. Molina Basic Health Plan coverage is now limited to Native American enrollees only.
We schedule appointments 72 hours (3 business days) in advance. We also have access for same day appointments for urgent care. Most of our appointments are scheduled for 20 minutes. Preventative Health Care visits are scheduled for 40 minutes.
For laboratory tests or nursing visits are scheduled on Mondays and Fridays only and begin at 9am. We have walk-in hours available for any enrolled federally recognized tribal members, established patients.
Native Walk-Ins are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday between 9 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. Walk-ins will not be seen before 9 a.m.