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MultiCare and University of Puget Sound Open New Respiratory Clinic

Posted on Mar 18, 2021 ( comments)

MultiCare Health System has partnered with the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma to open a new respiratory clinic on the school’s Puget Sound campus this week.

The clinic is an extension of MultiCare’s primary care services and is designed to evaluate patients who are not feeling well but are not sick enough for emergency services.

“The continued presence of COVID-19 makes services like these ever more critical,” said Bill Robertson, president and CEO of MultiCare Health System. “Partnering with others to increase access to care for those we serve is foundational to our mission and I’m pleased we were able to work with the University of Puget Sound to meet this important community need.”

MultiCare providers staff the clinic, which is equipped to test for COVID-19, and will supplement the services provided to students by Puget Sound’s Counseling, Health and Wellness Services. Any Puget Sound student, faculty or staff member who has potential COVID-19 symptoms may be referred to the new clinic.

“We are thrilled to partner with MultiCare to expand access to health care on our campus and in the greater community,” said University of Puget Sound President Isiaah Crawford. “The South Sound is fortunate to have a strong network of health care providers to support our region’s efforts to reduce the impact of the pandemic on our community.”

Puget Sound students, faculty and staff members will be able to conveniently access this clinic close to home and class, helping them and our community stay healthy and safe. MultiCare patients and staff will also have access to the respiratory clinic on a space-available basis by appointment only. The clinic is open seven days a week at 3215 N. 13th St. and can be reached at 253-792-6931.

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About MultiCare

MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed health system in the state of Washington.

MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including MultiCare Indigo Urgent CarePulse Heart Institute and MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region.

MultiCare’s network of care includes 10 hospitals:

About University of Puget Sound

Founded in 1888, University of Puget Sound is an independent liberal arts and sciences university with undergraduate programs in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, and graduate programs in education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and public health. Drawing scholars from throughout the region, across the country and around the globe, Puget Sound graduates students who are accepted into leading graduate schools and challenging first careers, and include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, education and health care professionals, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world.  Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society. 

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