Primary Care Clinic
North – (206) 543-0857
South – (206) 685-6052
To contact your Primary Care Provider, call your provider’s Medical Assistant (MA) or email them using e-Care.
Call us at (206) 583-1551 (M-F 8am-5pm)
King County Crisis Line: (206) 461-3222 (after hours and weekends)
Read more about what to do if you have an urgent need.
The Primary Care Clinic at Hall Health provides comprehensive acute and chronic care to all members of the community, including newborns, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Our provider staff of Physicians (MDs), Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs), and Registered Nurses (RNs) are committed to helping you and your family stay healthy and to treating your health concerns and illnesses in a timely manner. Our goal is a happy and healthy you!
8AM – 5PM – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
9AM – 5PM – Tuesday
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and UW holidays
Services for Students & the Entire Family
We do our best to provide professional and timely care to those we serve. We encourage you to establish ongoing care with one of our physicians (MDs) or nurse practitioners (ARNPs) as your primary care provider (PCP). Learn more about continuity of care.
Services for adults, infants, children, and teens
We offer care for a wide range of problems:
- Acute problems such as flu, abdominal pain, backaches and bladder infections for adults
- Skin problems such as rashes, warts and acne
- Routine gynecology such as Pap tests, contraception and vaginal infections
- Preventive health care such as screening for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, cholesterol, cancer and high blood pressure
- Well-child exams for newborns through the teen years. Immunizations are available during these scheduled visits
- Chronic problems such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, headaches, anxiety, and depression
- Physical exams (If you need forms signed for a required medical evaluation, be sure you mention this when making the appointment. Special instructions and charges apply.)
- Recreational scuba diving medical exams
- Commercial driver physical exams
The Primary Care provides excellent outpatient health care and education for the entire family. We serve a patient population that is culturally diverse, and ranges in age from newborn through elderly. We offer a complimentary “meet and greet” appointment; an opportunity for parents to meet providers.
Our providers work closely with the following providers when referrals are needed:
- UW Medicine & UW Medical Center
- Seattle Children’s Hospital
- Other area hospitals
Consulting Nurse services
Consulting Nurse services are available for all UW students and established non-student patients of Hall Health. Our nurses cannot give advice to the general public.
Learn more about our Consulting Nurse service.
After hours care
For urgent medical advice when Hall Health Center is closed, please call the Harborview Medical Center Nurse Consult Service at (206) 744-2500.
Prescription refills and renewals
If you have refills remaining on your prescription, please contact your Pharmacy directly and have your prescription number (located on the bottle) ready to give to the representative.
If you have no remaining refills on your prescription, contact your Pharmacy directly, and we will consult with your provider to arrange for a renewal of your prescription. You will be notified only if the prescription CANNOT be filled. Please allow two working days for the processing of your prescription renewal requests.
Meet the Staff
The Primary Care Clinic organizes its providers into teams so as to offer you with prompt, coordinated care. Teams are made up of physicians (MDs), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs or nurses with graduate level training) and medical assistants (MAs).
- Lisa Erlanger, MD
- Azeb Kassa, MA: (206) 616-3802
- Jennifer Melsher, ARNP
- Tanya Smith, MD
- Baby Tafia, MA: (206) 616-2863
- Lillian Acosta, MA: (206) 685-1045
- DC Dugdale, MD
- Cathy Hsieh, MA:
- Kalena Kirby, MA: (206) 616-2861
- Doug Kleemann, MD
- Britt Murphy, ARNP
- Elaine Roe, MD
- Patrice Staiger, ARNP
- Diane DerBoghosian, ARNP
- Jessica Dy, MA: (206) 616-2860
- Mark Jacokes, MD
- Marté McCadden, ARNP
- Elena Mohova, MA: (206) 616-9358
- Abeba Weldu, MA: (206) 685-0793
- Rickie Martinez, MA: (206) 685-1045
- Elena Mohova, MA: (206) 616-9358
- William Neighbor, MD
- Kyle Roads, MA: (206) 685-1045
- Anne Terry, ARNP
- Evelyn Vinopal, MD
Links for Better Health
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Information and resources for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Children’s Hospital and Regional Center Information and resources from Children’s
- Crisis Clinic Telephone support for people experiencing emotional distress
- EthnoMed Patient education materials available in various languages.
- Familydoctor.org: Health Information for the Whole Family – Health information from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- Gun Safety Tips – Tips from Department of Social and Health Services
- Harborview Medical Center – Information about Harborview
- Own Your Health WA – Provides tips on how to talk to your doctor, take care of health problems and stay healthy. (Puget Sound Health Alliance)
- HealthyChildren.org – Patient education materials for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
- Immunization Action Coalition – Vaccination information
- KidsHealth – Health information for kids, parents, and teens from the Numours Foundation
- Notice of Privacy Practices – Information regarding use and disclosure of protected health information
- Pandemic Flu Preparedness in King County – Information and resources from Public Health – Seattle & King County
- Parent Help 123 – Helps WA families to apply for state-sponsored health insurance and food stamps, and to find services in their community.
- ParentMap – Monthly magazine and online resource for Puget Sound parents
- Patient Education Online – Health information for children, teens, and parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- Recalls and Product Safety – Find information on child product and toy recalls and recall alerts from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- Public Health – Seattle & King County – Local government website provides a broad range of information on health topics that help our community stay safe from health threats, promote better health and help people get access to the health care they need.
- Seattle’s Child – Local magazine offers a listing of local events for families and practical parenting information
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases – STD Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases Program: Where to get tested for STDs in King County – Information about confidential testing for sexually transmitted diseases in King County
- Tips and Tools for Healthy Living – Family health resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Contacting Your Provider
The telephone number for the medical assistant partnered with your healthcare provider is listed on the Contact Us pages for the Primary Care, Family Health, and Women’s Health clinics. If you are enrolled in eCare, you can securely and privately send an online inquiry your provider team.
Using the Lactation Station at Hall Health
Call the Women’s Health Clinic at (206) 685-1034 to schedule a 15-minute orientation session for the Lactation Station. Please bring your UW identification card. After the orientation, you will be given access to the online scheduler where you will be able to make 30-minute reservations for the Lactation Station. It is recommended that you do the orientation at lest 1 to 2 weeks prior to needing it. More information about the Lactation Service, including scheduling a room and equipment.