UW Medicine opens in Ballard with multi-services facility

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UW Medicine opens in Ballard with multi-services facility

Free parking with primary care, sports medicine and physical therapy
Kim Blakeley

UW Medicine will open a new multi-specialty location Monday, Feb. 2, on Leary Way in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Situated next to the Ballard Bridge, the facility will offer primary care, sports medicine and physical therapy, and later in 2015, urgent care.

The second floor will house a new 10,000-square-foot UW Neighborhood Clinic that will provide comprehensive primary care, from pediatrics to geriatrics. The clinic was designed to support teamwork and the exam rooms were designed for greater patient privacy. The clinic also features five original oil paintings by local artist, Robin Siegl, who has had a studio in Ballard since 2007. The paintings are inspired by Seattle's industrial waterfront. The clinic will offer extended hours, including evenings and weekends, and same-day appointments, as well as on-site laboratory, digital radiology services, and free parking. The UW Neighborhood Ballard Clinic will begin providing urgent care services on the building’s first floor in June 2015.

“We are thrilled to bring UW Medicine to Ballard,” said Paul G. Ramsey, CEO of UW Medicine. “Northwest Hospital’s The Sports Medicine Clinic has already moved in, and next week we’ll be offering primary care. We look forward to serving our Ballard patients closer to home and meeting new patients who entrust us with their care.”

Northwest Hospital’s The Sports Medicine Clinic and its physical-therapy division, Advanced Manual Therapy, have served the Ballard community for more than 50 years. Both have relocated to the new location from their original location several blocks away. The Sports Medicine Clinic will occupy the building’s third floor, with Advanced Manual Therapy in a first-floor space. Phone numbers, referrals and appointment scheduling for both practices remain the same.

A community open house is planned from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, featuring tours of the facility, music, prizes and health activities. All are welcome. The UW Medicine facility is located at 1455 N.W. Leary Way, in Seattle.

For more information, visit uwmedicine.org/ballard.