Medical Care for Your Entire Family
Because there is no hospital or emergency room on-island, a Medical Center physician is always available for urgent care. Equally important to islanders, the Medical Center is equipped and staffed to be your family’s primary healthcare resource year-round.
We have two full-time physicians, a certified physician assistant, registered nurse, and health care assistant / X-ray technician. Our staff expertise in dermatology, children’s health, women’s health and many chronic illnesses, allows us to treat many conditions that used to require a trip to the mainland.
Fifty-six years ago, our community got its medical care from just one physician. He visited the island once a week, weather permitting. Concerned residents raised enough money to buy a small piece of property and build the island’s first clinic, a building that is now the Lower Tavern.
As our population grew, so did our healthcare needs. Years later, many of those same concerned residents, joined by hundreds more, raised enough to build our present Orcas Medical Center, which opened its doors in 1991 next door to Orcas Center.
Like rural clinics across America, our Medical Center relies upon community support to make ends meet.
We encourage you to become a patient, to join the OMC Foundation, and donate any amount you can to support medical care for everyone on Orcas Island.