Clinic: Jefferson Healthcare owns and operates several clinics that provide primary care services. These include Family Medicine, Family Medicine with OB, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Call is shared by all the primary care providers within each clinic.
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Hospital: Jefferson Healthcare began as St. John's Hospital. In 1975, the hospital operations were taken over by the county as Jefferson County Public Hospital District #2. The hospital was renamed Jefferson General Hospital.
In January 2003, the hospital was designated as a critical access hospital and in September 2004, Jefferson General Hospital transitioned into the entity called Jefferson Healthcare.
Recognizing that the hospital had grown into a fully integrated health care system, the hospital commissioners provided necessary leadership to change the name and more accurately express the broad range of services provided to the community.
Because of Jefferson Healthcare's size, community focus and dedicated staff, we deliver uncommonly compassionate, respectful and personalized care. Jefferson Healthcare employees feel a special responsibility to their friends and neighbors in this small community.
Jefferson Healthcare offers the latest medical technology, yet they have the advantage of being able to provide medical care that is both personal and professional. Jefferson Healthcare offers a comprehensive array of health services including inpatient hospital care, outpatient services, primary care clinics, emergency care and home health/hospice services. The team of professionals is experienced and highly trained to excel in care giving.
The primary mission of Jefferson Healthcare is to provide access to quality health care services for everyone in our community.
The hospital's web site is www.jeffersonhealthcare.org
Jefferson Healthcare Primary Care providers see their own patients at LifeCare Center (LCCPT). The center sits above and overlooks the Kah Tai Lagoon. The caring and dedicated staff specializes in short-term services, as well as long-term care. The rehabilitation staff, which includes licensed occupational, physical and speech therapists, is specially trained to work with the various needs of the residents.
What to Expect:
Port Townsend has a strong history of family medicine and primary care. Enthusiastic primary care providers with diverse interests and practice scope will help introduce students to the numerous career opportunities within primary care.
Our administrative staff will work with individual students to locate appropriate housing.
Port Townsend is on the North east point of the Olympic Peninsula. Distance from Seattle to Port Townsend is approximately 60 miles with a ferry crossing (Edmonds-Kingston or Seattle-Bainbridge). Distance to Port Townsend from Seattle without taking the ferry is about 112 miles.
To see a map of where we are located and/or get directions from other locations, go to maps.google.com (for directions, click "Get Directions" in the upper left-hand corner where you can input the starting address).
There is an airport near Port Townsend, Jefferson County International Airport. There are flights available to and from the Seattle/Tacoma airport.
With the Olympic Mountains on one side and Port Townsend Bay on the other, the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north and access to both salt and fresh water bodies, Port Townsend is a unique location for recreational opportunities. In town are many easily accessible city parks to enjoy for picnics, play or quiet reflection. Three State Parks, with two more nearby, and marine access round out the possibilities. A short distance away reside Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. Hood Canal and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary are also close by.
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Port Townsend weather has lows in the teens and highs in the 70's. The evenings are cool year-round, Port Townsend is affected by the maritime influence which keeps temps moderate. November through February have the coolest temps, sometimes below freezing, but not often. July through September are the warmest months, with morning fog in late summer. Daily wind speed can average 10 miles per hour with some days blowing over 30 mph, it is rare to have no wind in Port Townsend. Precipitation occurs mostly from November through June with an average of 2-3 inches per month. In late summer there is usually less than 1 inch per month. Port Townsend tends to have more sunny days than most of Western Washington, and it's not infrequent to have sunshine in Port Townsend while Seattle or Port Angeles have clouds and rain. Port Townsend sits in the Olympic Mountain "rain shadow" and this keeps Port Townsend relatively dry.
For More information, visit: www.ptguide.com/weather-a-tides/
Tidal information, visit: tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/tideshow.cgi?site=Port+Townsend,+Washington