Diabetes Care

A program for self-care

Our diabetes self-management education is based on individual needs to empower those with diabetes to live healthier lives.  Our healthcare professionals work with patients to offer a range of services and education options to meet the needs of patients with pre-diabetes.

How the program works

The diabetes educator and dietitian meet with patients to determine the level of diabetes care required. Appointments focus on patient progress and modifications to achieve set goals.

Diabetes Prevention

For individuals with “pre-diabetes” or high risk for Type 2 diabetes. Learn the lifestyle recommendations to prevent Type 2 diabetes.  Diabetes Prevention – Getting Started, a  2 hour class for the prevention of Type 2 diabetes, is offered every 3 months.

Insurance coverage

Most insurances, including Medicare and DSHS, include a Diabetes Education benefit. Please contact your plan for coverage details.

Ongoing Support

Free Monthly Support Group: Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month from  12 – 1:30 pm. Location: Avamere at Port Townsend Recreation Room, 1201 Hancock St. in Port Townsend (Formally Seaport Landing).

Living Well with Diabetes is a class series for newly diagnosed individuals or for those needing a refresher in diabetic care.  Each series meets on Mondays at the Jefferson Healthcare Wellness Center from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  See the Events schedule for class series dates.

Diabetes Drop-in Clinic, once a week on Thursdays from 10-12 pm, is available for quick blood sugar checks, meter checks and basic questions.

Other Services

Dexcom and Freestyle Libre Continuous Gluocose Monitors are available and covered by most insurance if you use insulin.

clinic hours

Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm


Medical Center, Diabetes Education, Waterside entrance


p) 360.385.2200 ext. 1240

Support Groups

We offer a monthly meeting, with a variety of topics and speakers. All are welcome, and there is no fee. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 12:00 – 1:00 pm at Avemere at Port Townsend Recreation Room, 1201 Hancock St. in Port Townsend.  (Formally Seaport Landing)

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Certificate of Recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Diabetes self-management education at Jefferson Healthcare is recognized by the ADA as meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education. To maintain recognition status, ADA guidelines and standards are continually followed. This process helps to ensure the quality of the services provided to the community we serve.

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Your Team

C. Wesley Schott, ARNP

Family Medicine+2 Additional Services
p) 360.437.5067

Accepting New Patients

schedule your appointment

to schedule an appointment,
please call:
360.385.2200 ext. 1240

please have the following information ready:

  • name and phone number
  • insurance information
  • your calendar or schedule
  • doctor referral information

Patient Resources

There are no patient resources at this time

Upcoming Events

Diabetes Drop-In Clinic

Date: 05 Jul

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 834 Sheridan St, water side entrance by Rehabilitation Services

Contact: Diabetes Educator, 360.385.2200 ext. 1240

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