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- Care where, when and how you need it
- Active patient-provider partnerships
- Seamless coordination across care teams
- Care for all, through all stages of life
- Proactive and preventive “healthy” care
- Coordinated acute and chronic “sick” care
- Online appointments and digital resources
- Better care through research and education
- Serving populations as well as patients
Primary care providers come in different packages. They can be family medicine or internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, travel medicine providers and more. Find the right one for you.
Can't get in for a same-day appointment? UW Medicine urgent care clinics are open for walk-ins seven days a week with locations throughout the Puget Sound region.
Prescriptions and on-call care, available day and night via phone or webcam. No appointments necessary. Medicare and some insurance accepted. $35 per visit.
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Some of our common services:
- Annual check-ups and complete physical exams
- Acute care, such as coughs, colds, flu and infection
- Chronic condition care, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease
- Care for sprains, strains and musculoskeletal pain, including backache
- Preventive care, such as immunizations
- Integrated behavioral health services
- Lab tests
- Radiology and other diagnostic services
- Skin conditions, such as rashes and warts
- Routine gynecologic and OB care
- Breathing problems, such as mild asthma attacks, bronchitis
- Ear problems, such as ear infections, ear wax removal
- Eye problems such as pink eye, styes
- Migraines and headaches
- Sprains, strains, broken bones
- Skin conditions, such as poison ivy, minor burns, cuts, bites
- Abdominal conditions, such as pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Urinary problems, such as bladder and urinary tract infections, STDs
- Work injuries (initiating L&I claims)
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- Allergy and immunology
- Anesthesiology and pain medicine
- Cancer care
- Center for women and children
- Digestive health
- Ear, nose and throat care
- Emergency medicine and trauma
- Eye care
- Geriatric medicine
- Hospice and palliative care
- Hospital medicine
- Infectious disease
- Kidney care
- Laboratory medicine and pathology
- Lung care
- Medical genetics
- Mental health care
- Orthopedic and sports medicine
- Rehabilitation medicine
- Sleep medicine
- Spine care
- Surgery and transplant
- Urology and men's health
- Vascular care
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- Office visits and procedures
- Pregnancy visits
- Vaccine visits
- Well-child visits
- Wellness exams
- Test results
- Billing estimates
- Visit summaries
- Medical history
- Medical records
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- Schedule well-child visit
- Schedule vaccine visit
- View test results
- Growth charts
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- Ask your care team a question
- Prescription refills
- Provider referrals
- Health reminders
- Volunteer to be in a study
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Urgent Care and Virtual Clinic — help when and where you need it.
Can't get in for a same-day appointment? UW Medicine urgent care clinics are open 7 days a week for walk-ins or use the “Get in line” option and we’ll hold your spot in line. UW Medicine Virtual Clinic is available online 24/7.
Know when to go to the emergency room.
If you experience significant changes in your physical or mental functions and fear you have a serious, life-threatening illness or injury that could require emergency medical, surgical or psychiatric attention, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
What is it?
If you feel worried all the time, and aren’t able to control it, you may have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). GAD is usually diagnosed when your worrying happens on most days, and for at least six months.
Symptoms of GAD include: Trouble falling or staying asleep; trembling; twitching; tense muscles; headaches; irritability; sweating; hot flashes; lightheadedness; trouble breathing; nausea; urinating often; lump in the throat; fatigue; poor concentration; being easily startled; unable to relax.
What causes it?
GAD can develop when you can’t cope well with your internal stress. It also runs in families, but it’s not understood why some people get it and others don’t. Researchers have shown that the areas of the brain that control fear and anxiety are involved.
GAD can occur as a side effect of a medicine or substance abuse. It can also be related to medical conditions that increase hormones, such as hyperthyroidism. This can make the body response more excitable. GAD can also be triggered by family or environmental stress, chronic illness or disease.
How is it treated?
Your healthcare provider will consider your overall health and other factors when advising treatment for you. Treatment may include medicine; counseling (cognitive behavioral therapy, or psychotherapy); relaxation techniques; working with a therapist to boost coping skills; making lifestyle changes to reduce stress; and avoiding stimulating substances.