Seattle Children’s just announced the opening of their newest clinic in Everett. This facility will more than double the available care for those living in the north end of Puget Sound and offer 18 pediatric specialties, including imaging.
“We’ll be able to see twice as many families when we open and expand our services, we’re going to have up to 20 different specialties in this clinic which is also something new,” says David Stolte, Director of North Sound Clinics for Seattle Children’s.
The clinic will offer audiology, otolaryngology, cardiology, sports therapy, and same-day appointments, including holidays. Even an urgent care department to better serve north end children.
The clinic is patterned from others that Seattle Children’s has opened. Each time they open a new space, they bring what they know works from those existing facilities.
“This is a model we’ve used in Bellevue and in our Federal Way clinic. Each time we’ve made small changes to make it a little bit better the next time around," says Stolte.
Onsite imaging will also make care more efficient. The clinic now has an X-ray and ultrasound department so that patients don’t have to go to another facility and doctors can get those results sooner — providing answers for families and children during the initial visit.
Jennifer Campbell and her daughter Hannah have been making the drive all the way to Seattle for most of Hannah’s six years of life. Hannah had a heart transplant at just four-months-old, and her family is grateful for the care they’ve received but are looking forward to shorter commutes.
“Hannah’s playing soccer and little league baseball and she’s just having the time of her life, and it’s all thanks to Seattle Children’s and all the help they’ve given us over the years.”
Previously, Seattle Children’s had smaller clinics in Everett and Mill Creek that have been replaced by this new 37,0000 square-foot building located on the Providence Medical Center’s Colby Campus.