Why Choose Group Health
At Group Health, we put a priority on making your health care easy to use. At the heart of it all is Group Health Medical Centers, the medical practice we operate. Check out all the ways we strive to make your care more convenient and the very best it can be.
Doctors Focused Solely on Your Care
Unlike most health care in the nation, doctors here are paid salaries rather than paid by procedure. Their only incentive is to serve their patients and delivery the care you really need.
And unlike a private practice where they might have only a small group of colleagues to consult with on your care, doctors here can confer with more than 1,000 specialists and primary care physicians. They have instant access to nationally recognized clinical guidelines based on the latest research. And there are teams of highly trained nurses, pharmacists, care managers, therapists, social workers, even lifestyle coaches, all working together to make sure you get the support you need.
With access to our advanced electronic medical records system, a doctor at Group Health Medical Centers can view your lab results in minutes, read about your call to the Consulting Nurse Service last night, or share information on a new drug that could help your condition. And consultations with specialists? They happen in hours rather than days, speeding up your diagnosis and treatment.
Convenience That Will Spoil You
When you ask patients what they like about Group Health Medical Centers, nearly all mention the "one-stop shopping" at our clinics. In one visit you can get an exam, fill a prescription, have lab work done and an X-ray taken, even schedule a follow-up visit with a specialist-all with minimal waiting and paperwork. If an unexpected health issue comes up during office hours, you can call your doctor's office for advice or request a same-day appointment.
Health Care That Does More Than Cure You
Because we integrate pre-paid coverage with your medical care, our staff and doctors can devote as much attention to keeping you healthy as they do to treating your illnesses.
That's why we were one of the first medical practices in the country to establish well-child and well-adult visits. It's why we mail reminders (and sometimes call) about immunizations, screenings, and tests you need, and why we encourage you to contact us any time. We know that everything affects your health-family, job, culture, personal interests, and habits-so we look at the whole person, then work with you on the next step for you to achieve better health.
And if you do get a serious illness? We'll apply all the resources of Group Health Medical Centers as well as our care partners to making sure you get the right care in the right place-from emergency and hospital care to top notch cancer and heart care to support for managing complex chronic conditions.