Right care, right here
Celebrating Jefferson Healthcare’s Commitment to the Port Ludlow Community
July 1st marked the tenth anniversary of the Port Ludlow Clinic grand opening. Jefferson Healthcare commemorated with a community celebration on Thursday, July 1, 3:30 – 5:00 pm on the grassy knoll above the clinic at 89 Breaker Lane. Hospital Commissioners and CEO, Mike Glenn made brief presentations and Chef Arran provided light snacks.
The original clinic opened in July of 2011 with a 1,386 square foot clinic located at the intersection of Paradise Bay and Oak Bay Roads. The clinic quickly became a central fixture in the community by providing more immediate medical care for the Port Ludlow community. In July 2017 the clinic moved to a brand new 4,000 square foot medical office, located at 89 Breaker Lane.
Currently, Medical Director, Dr. Shannan Kirchner heads the Port Ludlow care team with Laura Wulff, MD, Wes Schott, ARNP, Candace Byers, PA-C, FNP-C, and Licensed Social Worker, Lisa Smith; along with their support team, they see nearly 600 patients a month. The clinic contains seven exam rooms, a procedure room, an x-ray room, and a laboratory/blood draw room. The original clinic only had two exam rooms, a procedure room, and a small lab and was staffed by one doctor and two nurse practitioners.
The move to a new clinic location provided space for additional health services in Port Ludlow. In the fall of 2018, Jefferson Healthcare opened the Port Ludlow Pharmacy in the old clinic space. To date, the pharmacy team provides approximately 1,200 prescriptions a month, including many pet meds, and a large variety of specialty medications. The pharmacy accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare part D and offers all vaccinations, including travel vaccines (no COVID-19 at this time). They also stock a nice assortment of over-the-counter products like dental and eye care, vitamins, and first aid.