Pacific Medical Opens Lacey Clinic

As part of its effort to better serve patients along the Interstate 5 corridor, Pacific Medical Centers, or PacMed, has opened a new clinic in Lacey. In a partnership with Providence Medical Group, the Lacey clinic is located in more than 30,000 square feet of renovated space. It is the 11th facility for PacMed in the Puget Sound region and the 11th primary care facility for Providence in southwest Washington.

The new clinic offers the following services:

  • Immediate care (open 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends)
  • Primary care (including pediatrics and OB/GYN services)
  • Laboratory and diagnostic imaging
  • Diabetes and nutrition services
  • Physical therapy
  • Palliative care

The new Lacey clinic also provides greater access to health care for the 9,500 active-duty and retired military families living in Thurston County, through the U.S. Family Health Plan. As the only provider of USFHP on the West Coast, PacMed offers the region’s active-duty family members and retired military personnel with a civilian option to health care at no added cost, improving both access to health care and the overall quality experience.

The headshealth-beauty of both PacMed and Providence spoke highly of the partnership between their two health care organizations. Medrice Coluccio, regional chief executive of Providence Southwest Washington, noted the value of expanding its primary care base to “help build healthier communities, together.”

Likewise, PacMed CEO Linda Marzano had this to say: “We are excited to join Providence to increase access to exceptional care in the Lacey ommunity. Through our proven model of care, we create excellent outcomes for patients to support them in living their best and healthiest lives. This is something both our organizations value and see as our duty to the communities we serve.”

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Pacific Medical opens in Lakewood to serve military beneficiaries

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When it comes to health insurance, military beneficiaries living in the Puget Sound area of Washington State have an advantage over military families in other parts of the country: they can enroll in US Family Health Plan. US Family Health Plan (USFHP) is a special TRICARE program offered only in six US regions  from Maine, to New York, Pennsylvania and Southeast Texas. Under USFHP, retired military families and the family members of active duty personnel have their TRICARE Prime insurance coverage managed and their health care delivered by not-for-profit, civilian health care providers in the local community.

In our region, US Family Health Plan is operated by Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed). PacMed is a private, not-for-profit, multi-specialty healthcare network with 150 primary and specialty care providers across ten locations in the region.

Since its inception, US Family Health Plan has served as a health plan of choice for military families, primarily through PacMed’s community-based outpatient clinics. PacMed’s practice of providing same-day appointments was one of the most significant contributors to high member satisfaction. The opening of a new PacMed clinic in Lakewood promises to be a gain to military families and members of the local community who will be able to get healthcare when and where they need it. The new PacMed clinic will improve access to health care in Lakewood and ease the demand created by the Affordable Care Act.

To learn more about USFHP, military families can call 1-866-418-7346 or visit www.USFHPnw.org. PacMed also accepts most insurance plans. To learn more about the new clinic, call 253-588-2243.

The new PacMed Lakewood clinic opened on May 2, 2016. The new address is 7424 Bridgeport Way W, Suite 201, Lakewood, WA 98499.  By John Ellis

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