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The medical staff are friendly, efficient and professional... once you reach them. However, try to reach them and you're facing frustration and outrageously long waiting times on hold. I've now been waiting more than 10 minutes just to be able to talk to someone and they don't give you the option to leave a voice mail. This is just to make an appointment for a VACCINATION. This medical center, overall deserves a 4+ but their accessibility deserves a -1. Added comment a year later: again, the staff are mostly helpful, caring, professional and attentive. You'd better have excellent medical insurance or a lot of money when you use this facility, however. The charges for services here are consistent with the predatory practices of most large medical providers in the U.S. For one blood pressure check that took maybe 5 minutes, they billed my insurance $108 ... this is just about what the LPN who took my blood pressure earns in a whole day. Best advice: watch your health and don't get sick. Reducing my rating to a 3, but not because of the quality of the medical care.
Amazing, excellent and very thorough staff. Great bedside manner. I am so very glad I live so close to a facility of this caliber! Thank you Peace Health for all that you do for our community!
I advise tourists and islanders to stay away from the clinic here unless they have a true medical emergency and/or platinum insurance coverage. If you need something simple like an antibiotic, it would be MUCH better to call your primary physician back home and try to have an order phoned in to the pharmacy, if you don't need to be seen in person. My background: I have spent a lot of time on San Juan Island as a visitor. I had a good experience at the Peace Island ER once, but my specific advice against using the (appointment-based) clinic stems from an experience I had after pricking my finger on a blackberry bush. It was red & swollen, and I pretty clearly needed a basic antibiotic, but had switched insurance temporarily and so was not able to call home for a prescription. I made an appointment at the Peace Island clinic, thinking that the clinic would not be too pricey, but I was very wrong. The clinician ended up ordering lab work to the tune of $284 (for a pricked finger!!!!!) without checking in with me first, as most doctors' offices would do, and then of course there were the other fees associated with the visit. I ended up stuck with most of this amount because of deductibles, but I would have been offended by the excessive nature of the charge in any event. Please DON'T assume that the clinic will be affordable; I imagine many of the charges are higher on the island than on the mainland.
ER DOCS ARE AWESOME.....GRATEFUL WE HAVE A REAL ER ON ISLAND NOW.
I Have bad experince with scedule with them by phone, I made a phone call to make appointment for my son and A lady answer on phone told me that He can get in to meet the dokter I want to see, tomorrow and with the time of course. so the next day I came in , they said there is no appoinment for my Son, They just let me to make another apointment for another week. the lady on the phone didn't come to see me to the front office and say appologize in person. The other person ask appologize which is not their mistake. Very disaponted after i m off from my work and need some more off work for next week. Really Disapointed.