The SLU neighborhood is growing with great places to live, work, eat and play. But where do you go if you need healthcare? A new amenity in the neighborhood—Swedish South Lake Union Primary Care – is now serving the medical needs of the people that live and work here. "We recognize that people have a fast-paced schedule with busy lives, and we are doing as much as we can to support them," said Tommi Rainey, clinic administrator.
The new 14,000-square-foot facility, located at Boren Ave. N. and Mercer, features primary care and a walk-in clinic and has extended hours to serve patients before or after work. "A lot of intention went into the clinic design," said Rainey. "It is very nice to work in an environment that is calm, grounded and beautiful."
The primary care clinic offers internal medicine, family medicine, pediatric care, adolescent care, annual physicals and preventive screening. "This clinic is unique—offering a care team approach designed to enhance the patient experience. Each
Exam Room provider has their own dedicated staff and strives to ensure the patient sees the same team each time they come in," explained Rainey. "We recognize that people are getting lost in the shuffle and missing the personal touch of having a relationship with their doctor."
Swedish SLU also offers a walk-in clinic for patients to receive same day services for common ailments. “The walk-in model serves the acute needs of the community. It offers the same-day, immediate service that people need," Rainey said.
The Swedish Medical Group has 17 primary care clinics, with the SLU location being the newest and the first one with a walk-in clinic. "Swedish is very excited to be here in the in South Lake Union neighborhood," said Dr. Warren Fein, medical director for primary care clinics. "This is in line with Swedish’s mission to deliver healthcare to the community."