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Madigan opens new clinic at Lewis-McChord; seeks patients for Puyallup clinic

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on July 27, 2011 at 11:04 am |
July 27, 2011 11:18 am

Military families can take advantage of two new Madigan Army Medical Center clinics, one at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and another in Puyallup.

Madigan cares for more than 1 million people every year and the new clinics could reduce some of the heavy patient traffic at its main hospital.

Madigan today is dedicating a $28 million clinic for active-duty families near its hospital on Lewis-McChord. The new clinic is replacing an existing building, and it’s adjacent to a dental clinic.  Madigan says the family and dental clinics will serve 15,000 patients a year.

Meanwhile, Madigan is bringing some services closer to where military families live with its recently opened Puyallup clinic and with one scheduled to open later this year in Olympia.

Patients have to volunteer to seek care at the off-site clinic in Puyallup, and Madigan is recruiting them to clear some capacity at the main hospital.

“So far, the clinic has received rave reviews by it patients,” Madigan spokesman Jay Ebbeson said.

The 12,000-square foot Puyallup clinic opened in April and has signed up 2,000 patients who wanted to make it the primary source for their medical care. It’s intended to serve about 8,000 patients annually.

The Puyallup clinic is at 10507, 156th Street East, Suite 112. To change your enrollment to the Puyallup clinic, call (253) 477-5053.

The Olympia clinic will be located at 3315 Pacific Ave. SE in the Olympia Plaza.

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