Welcome to Lopez Island Medical Clinic
Change Coming to Lopez Clinic
January 3, 2017 - Lopez Clinic Partnership and Petition Update
As a result of four months of work, three medical organizations have entered into discussions for a possible partnership with Lopez Island Medical Clinic. Dr. Wilson believes all three would be strong choices, allowing the clinic to continue the current level of patient care, services and insurance coverage. The CWMA/Clinic team working on the partnership is following up with each organization: site visits to clinics similar to ours are scheduled, on-going discussions with leadership of each group and further research is underway.
“We do ask for the community’s patience on this,” says CWMA President Marty Clark. “We wish we could announce the names of possible partners now, but due to confidentiality and contract issues with each of them, the names can’t be made public yet. We will host a public information meeting just as soon as we can. At that time, we’ll be asking for community questions and input.”
In the meanwhile, the CWMA/Clinic team handling the search is discovering that changes in national and state healthcare will necessitate other changes for us. Significant financial shifts and unknowns are creating challenges for healthcare providers around the country. For many, expenses are increasing while revenues (reimbursements) are decreasing. To prepare for that eventuality, the CWMA Board is proposing a hospital taxing district to Lopez voters.
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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
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