Seattle Children’s Opens New Clinic to Increase Access to Specialty Care Services for Families in South Sound
New clinic replaces the Seattle Children’s Federal Way facility, which closed on Aug. 12
Seattle Children’s Hospital announced today the opening of its newest regional clinic, Seattle Children’s South Clinic, to give families in South King and Pierce counties better access to more pediatric speciality clinicians and services as well as an after-hours urgent care facility.
The 32,000-square-foot free-standing facility, located at 34920 Enchanted Parkway South in Federal Way, replaces the Seattle Children’s Federal Way facility, which closed on Aug. 12. The new clinic will house more than 15 pediatric specialty clinics, including cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, orthopedics and sports medicine. The clinic will also include an evening/weekend/holiday urgent care clinic, imaging, a sports therapy gym, and occupational,physical and speech therapy services.
“A great deal of thought went into making this clinic right for the kids who need us,” said Katherine Flynn, director of Seattle Children’s South Clinic. “Families in South King and Pierce counties will have access to even more of the services and extraordinary specialists available at our main campus, as well as after-hours urgent care, in a convenient location. I’m excited to welcome patients to this new facility.”
For Cynthia Gordon and her 7-year-old son, Omari, the new clinic is a welcome addition to the South Sound. Omari, who has cerebral palsy, needs services that the Seattle Children’s Federal Way facility couldn’t provide. The new clinic will allow him to get the occupational and physical therapy services he needs.
“We were so excited when he heard about the opening of Seattle Children’s South Clinic,” said Gordon. “Omari asks every day, ‘When can we go?’ The need in this area is just so tremendous!”
The new clinic is part of Seattle Children’s regional clinic network, which also includes sites in Bellevue, Everett, Mill Creek, Olympia , Tri-Cities and Wenatchee.
“The South Clinic aligns perfectly with our overarching mission to make specialty care accessible and convenient for families,” said Todd Johnson, vice president of facilities at Seattle Children’s. “A great deal of thought went into making this clinic right for the community it serves. It’s beautiful, welcoming, versatile and efficient.”
Families who want more information or wish to make an appointment can visit seattlechildrens.org/southclinic or call 206-987-2000 or 866-987-2000.
About Seattle Children’s
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.
Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.
Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.
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