Welcome to Lopez Island Medical Clinic

Change Coming to Lopez Clinic

October 28  Lopez Clinic Partnership Update

In the last three weeks, we made excellent progress in the partnering process. Specifically, these steps were completed by the Clinic/CWMA team:

-Identify a list of potential partners
-Contact key administrators to introduce the clinic
-Develop a detailed 9-page information package for potential partners
-Send packages
-Host a joint meeting of the clinic staff and CWMA board to identify key priorities for
a new partnership


Island Medical Clinic was notified Thursday, September 15th that Island Hospital will discontinue their contract affiliation with the clinic in nine months. READ MORE...

As Lopez Clinic and CWMA explore a new partnership for Lopez Clinic, look to this space for the newest developments. In the meanwhile, if you have a specific question, please go to our Clinic Blog and enter it at: www.lopezislandmedical.org/blog.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why did Island Hospital decide not to renew their contract with Lopez Clinic?

The Board of Commissioners stated it was due to the complexities of operating a remote clinic in the current healthcare environment. They emphasized it was a difficult decision, that they are supportive of the Lopez community and look forward to helping with the transition.

How soon will a new partnership be in place?

We don’t know exactly, but we do know Island Hospital will continue partnering with us until June 30, 2017. Dr. Wilson and Marty Clark, president of the CWMA Board, are confident that the 9-month window gives us enough time to explore new partnerships and finalize the one that serves us best.

What’s happening now?

Naturally a decision of this magnitude takes time. The Clinic and CWMA are pulling together a list of potential partners as well as compiling key data that those organizations will need from us.

Orcas Medical Clinic is also looking for a new partner. Are we working with them to find one for both islands?

The Orcas Clinic and Lopez Clinic have always served different populations and been run completely independently. There are no plans to contract together at this time.

When will we know the names of potential partners?

By mid-November we will have a better idea of who will be a good fit for us. As soon as we know, we’ll let Lopez know.

Will my care at the clinic change between now and then?

Dr. Wilson, Nurse Practitioner Christine Burnell and Clinic Manager Crystal Rovente emphasize that services and care at Lopez Clinic will continue just as they are, no changes.

Have a question you'd like us to answer? Please go to our Clinic Blog.



Supported by Catherine Washburn Medical Association

Dr. Bob Wilson discusses preventative care with a patient.

Lopez Island Medical Clinic has been providing first-class healthcare since 1974. Specializing in family practice and preventive medicine, Dr. Bob Wilson and Nurse Practitioner Christine Burnell lead an outstanding team of caring professionals who deliver efficient, courteous, high-quality medical care to the Lopez Island community and its visitors.

This website offers information about both the Lopez clinic and the Catherine Washburn Medical Association (CWMA), the non-profit organization which built Lopez clinic and is solely responsible for its on-going funding. On the left, Lopez clinic; on the right, the CWMA.

Our clinic couldn't exist without the financial support of this community. The Lopez Island Medical Clinic was not only built, equipped, and maintained entirely with islanders' donations, today it is that same friends-and-neighbors' funding that keeps our clinic open and thriving. The CWMA is the group of local volunteers who organize and manage those fundraising efforts.

Lopez Island Medical Clinic Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact the clinic

Phone: (360) 468-2245

Medical Emergencies

Dial 911 for the Lopez Island Fire District Emergency Medical Services

Island Hospital, now affiliated with Lopez Clinic

Toll-free from Lopez: 855-440-4200


The clinic is located in the heart of Lopez Village on the corner of Washburn Place and Village Rd.

Newly remodeled waiting room