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Neighborcare Clinic opening Monday September 26th

The new Neighborcare Health at Vashon clinic will beging scheduling appointments on September 15. The first day patients will be seen in the new clinic will be September 26.

We invite islanders to make an appointment, including former CHI Franciscan patients, Dr. Gail Fulton’s patients and anyone else who has not sought health care services on island but would like to.

Everyone has worked as quickly to get the clinic open, so it will take some time for teams to get fully ramped up. When we open, providers and staff will still be learning our electronic medical records systems, processes, workflows, etc. as well as getting to know each other. Neighborcare Health appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding, and welcome any feedback as we get up to speed.

The following providers are already on-board with Neighborcare Health at Vashon:
Gary Koch, MD
Jessica Wesch, MD
Jeff HansPetersen, MD
Gail Fulton, MD

There will likely be another added to this list, but these are the providers who are currently learning Neighborcare Health systems and will be caring for patients on Vashon. Some will start on day one, others will start a little later. Staff can tell you who is available when patients call for appointments starting on September 15.

Our appointment time slots are 15 minutes and 30 minutes, and typically visits will fall into that range, depending on the kind of appointment and patient needs.  

For patients with appointments, our goal is that you will be seen at the time of your appointment. Patients with urgent needs that can’t wait for a scheduled appointment will be worked into the day.  

We will do our best to balance these two needs, and to respect your time.

Neighborcare Health accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare (and supplemental plans), Washington Apple Health—Medicaid (including all of the managed  care plans), Group Health (HMO and PPO plan, including the Alliance plan) and an extensive list of commercial/private insurance plans.

We are currently working with all of our contracted insurance companies to include
Neighborcare Health at Vashon. The list of all the insurance plans we accept is too long to include here. If you have a question about your specific insurance plan, please email or call 206-548-3100

Neighborcare Health will gladly provide care for those without insurance.  We will ask an uninsured patient to meet with a Neighborcare Health eligibility specialist who will be at the clinic to find out what health insurance options are available, including no-cost coverage (such as Medicaid) or low-cost coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder. We will assist with any applications for insurance.  

Our eligibility specialist will also help people determine if they are eligible for Neighborcare Health’s sliding fee discount program and will help with the application process. We ask everyone to pay what they can, but don’t turn anyone away due to inability to pay.