Clinics

Seattle Children’s South Sound Cardiology

    • If you would like an appointment at one of South Sound Cardiology’s clinic locations, ask your primary care provider for a referral. We encourage you to coordinate with your primary care provider when coming to South Sound Cardiology. Having a referral will make insurance authorization easier for you, and will make it easier for us to coordinate with your doctor.
    • We will typically call you to schedule your appointment 1 or 2 business days after your primary care provider sends us your referral.
    • If your primary care provider has sent a referral to South Sound Cardiology and you have not heard from us within 2 business days of being referred, please call 253-272-1812 to schedule an appointment for all locations.
    • If you are a provider, fax a New Appointment Request Form (NARF) (PDF) (DOC) to 253-682-1455 or 866-584-4047 (toll-free).
    • No pre-referral work-up is required for most conditions. If you have already done testing such as an EKG, Holter monitor or echocardiogram, please fax this information as well as relevant clinic notes and the NARF to 253-682-1455 or 866-584-4047 (toll-free).
    • Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible by the provider who is the best match for managing the current problem.
    • View our complete Heart Center referral information
    • Centralia
    • Federal Way
    • Olympia
    • Silverdale
    • Tacoma

What is Seattle Children’s South Sound Cardiology?

Seattle Children’s South Sound Cardiology Clinics provide care for newborns, children and teens in the South Puget Sound region. We also see pregnant people whose developing baby may have a heart condition. The main office is in Tacoma. The doctors also see patients in Centralia, Federal Way, Olympia and Silverdale.

The heart doctors (cardiologists) in the South Sound Cardiology Clinics are part of Seattle Children’s Heart Center. The Heart Center team offers the full range of heart care, from prenatal consultation to heart surgery to heart care for young adults.

We believe that referring community providers and Seattle Children’s providers are partners in the care of South Sound youth.

Why choose Seattle Children’s South Sound Cardiology?

  • Local providers – All of our providers live and work in the South Sound area and are part of the Seattle Children’s Heart Center team. Our cardiologists see patients in clinic and also provide expert, in-person consultations at hospitals throughout the South Sound region, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Clear communication — We work with you and your child’s primary care provider to make referrals. We will discuss your child’s condition and treatment options in ways you can understand.
  • Easy access — We can see most new patients within 1 to 2 weeks after processing your child’s referral. If your child’s primary care provider would like your child to be seen sooner, they can contact our on-call cardiologist to talk about your child’s exact needs.
  • Full spectrum of cardiology care — Our South Sound experts provide timely access to all cardiac services. We will work closely with you and your child’s referring provider to create a treatment plan that is right for your child.

Services We Provide

We provide general heart care services and consultation for infants, children and young adults, along with these services:

If needed, your child will have access to the complete range of heart services through the Heart Center’s clinics at the hospital campus in Seattle.

Sheduling an Appointment With South Sound Cardiology

  • If you would like an appointment at a South Sound Cardiology location, call 253-272-1812 or toll-free 800-420-5540. If your child’s insurance is with Kaiser or TriCare, we will need an authorization number before we can schedule them.
  • We encourage you to ask your child’s primary care provider for a referral before you call. Having a referral will make insurance authorization easier for you, and it will make it easier for us to coordinate with your doctor.
  • We will typically call you to schedule your appointment within a week after your primary care provider sends us your referral.
  • If you have not heard from us within 5 business days, call 253-272-1812 to make an appointment for all South Sound locations.
  • If you already have an appointment, learn more about how to prepare.

    • Important things to do before the appointment.
    • Please be at the registration desk 15 minutes before your appointment time. Allow 5 to 10 minutes for parking and wayfinding. We have plenty of free parking at all locations. At some locations, you may need to use the intercom to be buzzed into the clinic.
    • Bring the patient’s insurance card, Social Security number, any needed legal papers (for a legal guardian, a parent who does not have legal custody or a legal name change on the account), a list of medicines your child is taking (include vitamins and herbs), any test results or X-rays that may help with this visit and play and comfort items for your child, like favorite books, toys or music (with headphones). You may also want to bring bottles and pacifiers.
    • Suggested questions to ask your child’s doctor.
    • How to prepare for care at home.
    • Visits usually take about 1.5 hours.
    • A nurse will greet you and take you to an exam room. They will check your child’s height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate. They may do an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG).
    • A cardiologist asks about your child’s health history and any symptoms, listens to your child’s heart and examines your child. The exam may include touching the chest and feeling for a pulse in the neck, wrist, groin or feet.
    • The doctor may ask for your child to have more tests, such as an echocardiogram, Holter monitor or event monitor.
    • Before you leave, the nurse will review what the doctor said and give you more details about your child’s condition, tests or next steps. If you need a note for school or work, they can provide this.

Who's on the team?

Pediatric cardiologists

Pediatric cardiologists evaluate, treat and manage care for babies, children and teens with heart problems and for pregnant people with fetal cardiac concerns. They provide follow-up care throughout childhood and, when it’s time, will help transition your child to adult heart care.

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Pediatric cardiology nurses

  • Emily Austin, RN

  • Tammy Holmes, RN

  • Beth Rayfield, BSN

  • Kristen Smith, RN

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Fetal and pediatric sonographers

  • Alison Freeberg, RDCS (AE, FE, PE)

  • Jenni Hake, RDCS (AE, FE, PE)

  • Casey Marvin, RDCS (AE, PE)

  • Shelby Niehl, RDCS (AE, PE)

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Family service coordinators

  • Sonya Harris

  • Shay Johnson

  • Leticia Ramirez

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Clinic operations manager

  • Kimberly Beauchamp, MSW

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Contact Us

Call 253-272-1812 or toll-free 800-420-5540 for more information or to make an appointment.

Providers, to refer a patient, fax a New Appointment Request Form (NARF) (PDF) (DOC) to 253-682-1455 or 866-584-4047 (toll-free). No pre-referral work-up is required for most conditions. If you have already done testing, fax this information, as well as relevant clinic notes, with the NARF.

Locations

Centralia

Northwest Pediatric Center
1911 Cooks Hill Rd., Building B
Centralia, WA 98531

Federal Way

Seattle Children’s South Clinic
34920 Enchanted Pkwy. S
Federal Way, WA 98003

Olympia

Seattle Children’s Olympia Clinic
615 Lilly Road NE, Suite 140
Olympia, WA 98506

Silverdale

Clear Creek Medical Building
9800 Levin Rd. NW, Suite 204
Silverdale, WA 98383

Tacoma

Cedar Medical Center
1901 S Cedar, Suite 103
Tacoma, WA 98405
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Driving Directions to South Sound Cardiology: Cedar Medical Center in Tacoma

I-5 north

  • Take exit 132 for Highway 16 toward Bremerton/Gig Harbor.
  • Take the Sprague Street exit.
  • Turn left onto S 19th Street.
  • Follow S 19th Street past Allenmore Golf Course.
  • Cedar Medical Center is on the left, at the corner of S 19th and S Cedar streets. 

I-5 south

  • Take exit 133 for Highway 16 toward Bremerton/Gig Harbor.
  • Take the Sprague Street exit.
  • Turn left onto S 19th Street.
  • Follow S 19th Street past Allenmore Golf Course.
  • Cedar Medical Center is on the left, at the corner of S 19th and S Cedar streets. 

Parking

Free in lot in front of building.

Bus

Pierce Transit
253-581-8000

Driving Directions to South Sound Cardiology: Clear Creek Medical Building in Silverdale

Highway 3 north from Port Townsend/Poulsbo

  • Take Highway 3 north to exit 45 for East Bremerton/Silverdale.
  • Turn left at the top of the off-ramp.
  • Follow the signs to East Bremerton. The highway becomes Waaga Way/Highway 303 East.
  • Take the Ridgetop Boulevard exit. Turn right at the light. Stay in the left lane.
  • Turn left onto Mickelberry Road NW.
  • Turn right onto NW Bucklin Hill Road.
  • Turn right onto Levin Road.
  • Turn right into the Clear Creek Medical Building parking lot. 

Highway 3 north from Port Orchard 

  • Take Highway 3 north.
  • Take the Newberry Hill Road exit.
  • Turn right at NW Newberry Hill Road.
  • Bear left at the traffic circle at Silverdale Way NW.
  • Turn right onto NW Bucklin Hill Road.
  • Turn left onto Levin Road.
  • Turn right into the Clear Creek Medical Building parking lot. 

Parking

Free in lot in front of building.

Bus

Kitsap Transit
360-377-2877 or 360-697-2877

Related Links

Billing Questions

Seattle Children’s bills a facility charge (PDF) for hospital-based clinic visits. Learn more about your bill.

Paying for Care

Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s South Sound Cardiology Clinics, including insurance coverage, billing and financial assistance.

    • If you would like an appointment at one of South Sound Cardiology’s clinic locations, ask your primary care provider for a referral. We encourage you to coordinate with your primary care provider when coming to South Sound Cardiology. Having a referral will make insurance authorization easier for you, and will make it easier for us to coordinate with your doctor.
    • We will typically call you to schedule your appointment 1 or 2 business days after your primary care provider sends us your referral.
    • If your primary care provider has sent a referral to South Sound Cardiology and you have not heard from us within 2 business days of being referred, please call 253-272-1812 to schedule an appointment for all locations.
    • If you are a provider, fax a New Appointment Request Form (NARF) (PDF) (DOC) to 253-682-1455 or 866-584-4047 (toll-free).
    • No pre-referral work-up is required for most conditions. If you have already done testing such as an EKG, Holter monitor or echocardiogram, please fax this information as well as relevant clinic notes and the NARF to 253-682-1455 or 866-584-4047 (toll-free).
    • Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible by the provider who is the best match for managing the current problem.
    • View our complete Heart Center referral information
    • Centralia
    • Federal Way
    • Olympia
    • Silverdale
    • Tacoma