Odessa Brown Children's Clinic

Services

At Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC), we care for your whole child, not just their medical needs. Our partnerships help us support your child and family’s well-being with services at our 2 Seattle clinics and at schools and other locations in the community.

Our OBCC team works closely with community partners and Seattle Children’s experts in many fields of medicine and specialties like nutrition, physical therapy and social work. We are accepting new patients. Please call 206-987-7210 to set up your appointment.

Dental Services

Our Dental Clinic serves as your child’s dental home from birth through 15 years. Our dentists offer oral health exams, prevention and treatment and refer your child to specialists as needed. Our goal is to provide the most positive dental experience possible and to set our patients and their families up for a lifetime of oral health wellness. Our entire team excels in caring for children, including those with special healthcare needs. Many on the team are board-certified pediatric dentists.

  • We know dental visits can be stressful, so we tailor care to the needs of your child and family.
  • During an exam, we will clean your child’s teeth and assess their risk for tooth decay.
  • We share dental tips to practice at home, such as how certain food and drinks can affect your child’s teeth. 
  • If needed, we provide sealants, fillings and other care.
  • We have a limited program to help some of our patients get orthodontic care for medically necessary issues.
  • If your child needs care in a hospital setting, we refer you to Seattle Children’s Dental Clinic.
  • As your child nears age 16, we help you transition their care to a dental clinic that treats teens and adults.

Status of OBCC Dental Clinic

  • Where can my child get dental services through OBCC?

    Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) offers high-quality dental services to children and teens from birth through age 15 at our Othello location in Seattle’s Rainier Valley neighborhood. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is not currently open on the weekend. To make an appointment, call the OBCC scheduling coordinators at 206-987-7210.  

  • Will dental services be offered at the new OBCC Central District location when it opens?

    No. OBCC’s dental services will remain at OBCC Othello only for the following reasons:

    1. After the closure of the Central District location on E. Yesler Way, leaders from OBCC and Seattle Children’s met with Central District families and community members for more than a year to ensure the new location will serve the most critical needs of the community. The feedback overwhelmingly requested that we prioritize offering more behavioral health services and social services at the new Central District location.
    2. OBCC Othello offers a state-of-the-art dental facility with dentists and staff who are specially trained to care for pediatric patients. Our goal is to provide the most positive dental experience possible and to set our patients and their families up for a lifetime of oral health wellness.
  • When will the Central District location reopen?

    In fall 2023, OBCC and Seattle Children’s leaders made the decision to no longer offer services at the current OBCC clinic on E. Yesler Way in the Central District. Instead, a new Central District location on the corner of 18th Ave. S. and S. Jackson St. is expected to open in 2025. It is located less than one mile from the original E. Yesler Way location.  

More information

Seattle Children’s is a partner in the SmileMobile. This dental clinic travels across our state giving dental care to children from families with low incomes. The mobile clinic is not a replacement for regular dentist visits, but it does give care to kids who might never see a dentist.

Medical Services

Our team is specially trained to take care of your child, whether they need a routine check-up or treatment for a complex health problem. Our goals are to help you keep your child healthy and get the care that’s right for them — as a baby, through their teen years and as they reach adulthood.

We treat youth with many conditions, such as sickle cell diseaseasthmaADHD and obesity. Our integrated care model helps us serve the varied needs of a wide range of patients. We provide services to youth who seek gender-affirming care; those born very early; and children who have a feeding tube, seizures, developmental delay or problems with more than one organ.

Our providers can do physical exams your child may need to attend school, Head Start, camp and sports.

At OBCC Central District, we also provide care for problems that affect skin, hair and nails (dermatology).

At OBCC Othello, we offer these added services:

We also have programs to help your child keep fit and eat wholesome meals.

Sickle Cell Program

Our Sickle Cell Program brings together experts from many fields  to keep children with sickle cell disease as healthy as possible. Our goal is to prevent problems before they start, including pain. Most often, we see patients at OBCC clinics in the Central District and Othello. But if your child has a complication, we will care for them at Seattle Children’s hospital campus.

We help make sure your child, your family and staff at your child’s school know about this disease and how to take care of it. We work with community organizations like the Seattle Metropolitan Sickle Cell Task Force to provide outreach and education. OBCC has joined with other healthcare groups in the Northwest Sickle Cell Collaborative to make life better for families with sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.

Behavioral Health Services

Our team offers many options to support your child’s mental and behavioral health:

  • Talking with a behavioral health therapist when your child comes for a medical visit
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • One-on-one therapy for a broad range of concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, sleep problems and challenging behaviors
  • Group therapy
  • Caregiver support classes
  • Psychiatric consultation and medication management
  • Referrals to other places that can help in coordinating those services

If your child needs behavioral health services, ask their OBCC primary care provider to refer you. Please call 206-987-7260 to get an intake packet for behavioral healthcare.

Healthy relationships in the family and a sense of inner peace can improve mental health. Check out our classes to help parents and caregivers take good care of their children and themselves.

School-Based Health Sites

Our in-school services make medical and behavioral health visits convenient and accessible for children and families who may have barriers to accessing standard clinical care. Students may receive routine and periodic care by the same providers that see patients at our clinics.

OBCC has several locations throughout the Central District and surrounding areas including:

  • The Garfield Teen Health Center at Garfield High School has served the health needs of the teenage population since 1993. We have a dedicated team of advanced practice providers, and behavioral health counselors, and access to all the resources available at our OBCC clinic. The teen health center provides confidential visits for mental and reproductive health needs. The center offers routine primary care, sports physicals, and acute illness management in addition to gender-affirming care, intimate partner violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and healthy weight and nutrition services.
  • OBCC also provides in-person healthcare services at Beacon Hill International Elementary School and Lowell Elementary School. Services include routine primary care (well-child visits and immunizations) and periodic care for sick visits. Behavioral health services are also provided. There are events throughout the year at both locations offering health information and routine vaccine updates.
  • OBCC supports student and family needs at Leschi Elementary School.​ Community care coordinators are available to provide case management, engage parents, identify psychosocial barriers, and provide resources to students and families to support their needs.

For more information, please email obccschoolbasedhealth@seattlechildrens.org.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Through OBCC

We offer COVID-19 vaccines for patients and community members ages 6 months through 18 years old at OBCC during clinic visits. Ask the OBCC care team about getting your child vaccinated or call 206-987-7210 to schedule a vaccination. We only carry the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. 

Appointments are available at OBCC Othello during the following times:

  • Monday through Friday: 8:20 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 1:20 to 4 p.m.

We also offer COVID-19 vaccines and other routine immunizations to anyone in the community ages 6 months through 18 years old several times a year through our mobile vaccine clinic. View our events page for information on upcoming mobile vaccine clinics.

Community Well-Being

Eighty percent of a child’s well-being depends on nonmedical needs like physical safety, emotional well-being, nutrition and housing. That’s why we provide programs on food and fitness, family relations, safety and legal help for issues that affect your child’s health.

Our integrated care model means families can receive varied services in a single visit.

Find out about our programs to build community well-being.

Urgent Care

Seattle Children's offers in-person appointments at 4 Urgent Care locations in BellevueEverettFederal Way and Seattle, and virtual urgent care anywhere in Washington 365 days a year, including holidays. Urgent Care provides services to children and teens up until their 21st birthday. View locations, hours and contact information for Seattle Children's Urgent Care locations.

Emergency Department

Seattle Children's Emergency Department is dedicated to caring for babies, children, teens and young adults, providing complete, coordinated care for your child in one location. Our team has extensive experience providing state-of-the-art emergency care for young patients. We offer round-the-clock access to Seattle Children's experts in more than 30 pediatric specialties and to the full facilities of our hospital. View the location and contact information for Seattle Children's Emergency Department.

Contact Us

To make an appointment, call 206-987-7210. We are accepting new patients and will register you before setting up your first appointment.

For behavioral health services, ask your child’s primary care provider at OBCC to refer you. Please call 206-987-7260 to request an intake packet.

Telemedicine at Seattle Children’s

You may be offered a telehealth (virtual) appointment. Learn more.

Paying for Care

Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s, such as coverage, billing and financial assistance.