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The first UW Neighborhood Primary Care clinic opened in January of 1997 as part of the UW Physicians Network. Over the next two years, eight additional clinics opened in the Puget Sound region marking the beginning of UW Medicine’s community-based primary care network.

As the clinics enter their 25th year of service, UW Medicine is re-branding UW Neighborhood Clinics along with several other primary care clinics to help consumers easily identify the primary care services that are available to them.

UW Neighborhood Clinics are transitioning to UW Medicine Primary Care. All clinics will use this distinction plus location—such as UW Medicine Primary Care at South Lake Union.

Also adopting this nomenclature are several additional clinics operated by Debra Gussin, associate vice president of primary care and population health.  These changes will help consumers better understand the depth and breadth of primary care services UW Medicine offers. See the Huddle story for additional details.

Sites getting new name:

  • All UW Neighborhood Clinics
  • Urgent care clinics: Ballard, Federal Way, Ravenna, Issaquah
  • UW Medicine Lopez Island Clinic
  • Northwest Primary Care Clinics: Fremont, Lake Forest Park, Outpatient Medical Center

Sites not part of renaming:

Primary care offerings at the following locations are not part of rebranding:

  • General Internal Medicine (Roosevelt)
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Valley Medical Center
  • Hall Health

Rebranding these clinics as UW Medicine Primary Care will help make primary care services at our clinics easier for potential patients to locate and highlights our shared Primary Care mission.

Please see the Huddle story about these changes and visit to see a full list of the clinics and name changes.

Thank you,

Lisa Brandenburg
President, UW Medicine Hospitals & Clinics
Vice President for Medical Affairs,
University of Washington

Debra Gussin

Associate Vice President, Primary Care & Population Health
Executive Director, UW Neighborhood Clinics