Primary Care Clinic
Monday – 8AM-5PM
Tuesday – 9AM-5PM
Wednesday – 8AM-5PM
Thursday – 8AM-5PM
Friday – 8AM-5PM
Closed Saturday, Sunday and UW holidays
- Call us at (206) 583-1551 (M-F 8am-5pm)
- Call King County Crisis Line (206) 461-3222 (after hours and weekends)
- Read more about what to do if you have an urgent need
Treating a Sore Throat
The Primary Care Clinic at Hall Health provides comprehensive acute and chronic care to all members of the community, with the exception of newborns and infants. Our provider staff of Physicians (MDs), Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs), and Registered Nurses (RNs) are committed to helping you stay healthy and to treating your health concerns and illnesses in a timely manner. Our goal is a happy and healthy you!
We do our best to provide professional and timely care to those we serve. If you have chronic health problems or concerns, we encourage you to establish ongoing care with one of our physicians (MDs) or nurse practitioners (ARNPs) as your primary care provider (PCP). We offer care for a wide range of problems:
- Acute problems such as flu, abdominal pain, backaches and bladder infections
- Treatment for depression, anxiety and stress-related illness
- 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
- Chronic problems such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, headaches 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
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. If you are concerned that you or a family member has a health problem that requires prompt attention, we encourage you to call one of our Consulting Nurses at (206) 221-2517, during our regular business hours, 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Often, one of the nurses can speak with you right away, but there may be times when you will be asked to leave a telephone number where you can be reached. It is our goal to respond to all calls within two hours.
After hours care
For urgent medical advice when Hall Health Center is closed, please call the Harborview Medical Center Community Careline 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.
Primary Care Clinic 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).
If you are enrolled in eCare, you can securely and privately send an online inquiry your provider team. If you are an established patient, you may also call a Medical Assistant associated with your provider’s team.
- Lisa Erlanger, MD
- Tanya Smith, MD
- Melissa Sutton, MD
- Jennifer Melsher, ARNP
- Baby Tafia, MA: (206) 616-2863
- Azeb Kassa, MA: (206) 616-3802
- DC Dugdale, MD
- Doug Kleemann, MD
- Elaine Roe, MD
- Britt Murphy, ARNP
- Patrice Staiger, ARNP
- Kalena Kerby, MA: (206) 616-2861
- Cathy Hsieh, MA: (206) 616-2860
- Lillian Acosta, MA: (206) 685-1045
- Lili Church, MD
- Mark Jacokes, MD
- Marté Brady, ARNP
- Elena Mohova, MA: (206) 616-9358
- Abeba Weldu, MA: (206) 685-0793
Commercial Driver Physical Exams
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires that interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers maintain a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate to drive. Commercial driver physical exams are offered at Hall Health Center by Marté Brady, MSN, ARNP. Marté has been certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation to perform these exams.
Hall Health Resources
- Crisis Clinic – Telephone service 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)
- Harborview Medical Center – Information about confidential testing for sexually transmitted diseases
- HealthyChildren.org – Patient education materials for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- Immunization Action Coalition – Vaccination information
- Notice of Privacy Practices – Information regarding use and disclosure of protected health information
- Patient Education Online – Health information for children, teens, and parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- 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
You can go in person to the Patient Service Center and ask to talk with the Consulting Nurse without an appointment. The Consulting Nurse will talk with you and can order a pregnancy test. The results are usually available the same day. If you are pregnant, the Consulting Nurse can provide you with referrals to outside providers for abortion care or assist you in finding a prenatal care provider. Hall Health Center’s own obstetrician-gynecologist provides prenatal care in the Women’s Health Clinic with delivery at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).
- Contact our Patient Service Center
- Backline offers over-the-phone counseling for women to talk about a current pregnancy, past experiences with abortion, adoption, or pregnancy loss, or address challenges with pregnancy or parenting.
- If you plan to continue with your pregnancy or are trying to get pregnant, the most important advice is to stay as healthy as possible. Read about boosting your chances for a health pregnancy.
- If you are an expectant mother attending school or working at the UW, you’ll be glad to know about the Hall Health lactation station.