The Lower Elwha Health Department provides Medical Primary Care, Dental, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to the community. Each department provides quality healthcare to members of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, enrolled members of other federally recognized tribes, and most services to non-native members of the community.
We accept many insurances. The Tribe’s Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Area (PRCDA) is Clallam County.
Medical services include:
- Evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic illness and injuries
- Cancer Screenings
- Health Risk Assessments
- Pediatric Services
- Naturopath Services
- Dental Services
- Counseling Services
- Addiction Therapy
- Annual Physical’s and wellness care
- Services not currently provided at the clinic are obstetrics/pregnancy management.
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.
Native American patients need to present tribal affiliation documentation and are required to check their eligibility for Medicaid and/or other health insurance programs.
A copy of the following are required at time of registration or prior to your first appointment:
- A copy of all insurance cards
- Social Security card copy
- Current driver’s license or valid identification card
- Copy of tribal ID or CIB
- Birth certificate for minors or dependent care
Hours of Operation
Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm. For afterhours, call to reach our afterhours nurses line phone number.
We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans. Please call your private insurance for preferred provider information.
We schedule appointments 72 hours (3 business days) in advance. Most of our appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes. Preventative Health Care visits are scheduled for 60 minutes.
Laboratory tests not performed at the time of medical care or nursing visits are by appointment.
We are not a walk-in clinic or urgent care. However, we will make every effort to provide patients with timely and comprehensive visits.
Lower Elwha Healthcare facilities are located at:
Lower Elwha Health Clinic
243511 Hwy 101 West
Port Angeles, WA 98363
Klallam Counselling Services
243613 Hwy 101 West
Port Angeles, WA 98363
The Tribe operates these programs under a P.L. 93-638, Title I contract with the IHS.