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U W Appointments for Our Clinic (Health Services)
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November 8, 2017
Posted by Linda Hudson, Lopez Island

I recently needed to set up an appointment for myself at our clinic. I also needed to ask a couple of questions about a few health issues that I have. Even though I was warned that I needed to enroll for the U of W, I did not realize that by calling our clinic number I would be connected to what was apparently a call center, located who knows where, and a man who was courteous but knew nothing about me or my medical history or family situation as they do at our Lopez Island Clinic. I immediately dropped any idea of trying to discuss my health issues with this stranger and made an appointment 3 weeks away though I would have liked an appointment much sooner. I asked the man if there was a way to call our local clinic and he said no. I guess if I need to ask questions I will now need to drive into town and go into the clinic myself? Maybe the information I was given was not accurate and there is a way to contact staff at our clinic? Does anyone know?


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Robert Herrmann: U W Appointments for Our Clinic

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You can contact the clinic directly by calling their #2245 and pressing #2. That will get you to the front desk.
Lorna Reese: U W Appointments for Our Clinic

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Really helpful link, Adrienne. I think I was surprised because it was so NOT the annuals I've been getting for years. Clearly, we need to be very careful about what we ask for.
Adrienne Adams: U W Appointments for Our Clinic

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Linda, I am sorry that you are unable to speak directly to the Clinic desk. I don't know of any way to get around this new system.

Lorna, there is quite a bit of confusion regarding the Medicare "wellness" visits. The.... Read all
Lorna Reese: U W Appointments for Our Clinic

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I had a similar experience when I called to book a 15-minute appointment needed to schedule physical therapy. The earliest appointment I could get was 2-1/2 weeks out.

My "wellness" exam was with a temp also and consisted of her asking.... Read all