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Highline Medical Center will move their family medicine and urgent care facility to the old Cycle U building in the Fauntleroy Triangle in October.

Highline Medical Urgent Care and Family Medicine plans move to Fauntleroy Triangle in October

The Highline Medical Center is closing in on their late October move-in date that will bring their West Seattle urgent care and family medicine practices under one larger roof.

Highline will take over the old Cycle U location in the Fauntleroy Triangle (buffered by S.W. Alaska St. to the south, 38th Ave S.W. to the east and Fauntleroy Way S.W. to the southwest). They hope to have made the transition from their current location (4744 41st Ave S.W.) by October 29, according to Highline spokesperson Mara Burke.

“The new site is larger and allows us to provide separate, dedicated spaces for our family medicine clinic and our urgent care,” Burke said.

The family medicine clinic will be open Monday through Friday by appointment and the urgent care facility, with a separate entrance, will be open seven days a week with no appointments necessary, Burke said. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The facility is designed to be more contemporary and comfortable for patients,” said Burke. “There is plenty of parking and it will be easy to find in such a great location.”

New physician Dr. Scott Chaffin will join the family medicine team.

Highline is putting together the plan for a community open house so folks can see the new facility with their own eyes. Details on that should be released in the near future.

Highline’s West Seattle Family Medicine has been up and running since 1992 and the urgent care component opened in October of 2011.

Per Highline’s website, here is some sound advice on when to go with urgent care versus calling 911:

Knowing when to go to an urgent care and when to go to the ER can be confusing. Here are some examples of the kind of illnesses and injuries that we can treat at Highline Medical Center Urgent Care.
• Urinary Tract Infection
• Coughs, Colds and Sore Throats
• Ear Pain and Infections
• Bronchitis/Pneumonia
• Fever or Flu-like Symptoms
• Rash or other Skin Irritation/Infection
• Sprains, Strains and Minor Fractures
• Sinus Infections
• Mild Allergic Reactions (non-life threatening)
• Mild Asthma
• Minor Burns
• Minor Cuts or Wounds (where bleeding is controlled)
• Insect Stings (minor swelling)
• Minor Illnesses
• Minor Injuries
• Pelvic Infections
• Sexually Transmitted Diseases
• Vomitting or Diarrhea
In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

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