Capitol Hill Medical is a gay focused clinic that exists to serve the unique medical needs of the Seattle LGBT community. We are gay doctors and gay clinicians in Seattle offering primary care services to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and trans* patients. We are also certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine as HIV specialists, and offer hormone therapy to our trans* patients who are in transition.
Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of our patients by offering the highest quality evidence-based medicine in a setting of open acceptance. We feel that the best medicine is practiced when patients feel comfortable coming out of all of their closets - there are usually more than one. Gay, Lesbian, Trans*, and those patients in between often have significant distrust of the medical community - the result of an inability to relate to their providers, or the fear of being judged. Finding a gay doctor in Seattle can also be a challenge, as our friends and loved ones have told us.
Run by gay doctors and providers, with the friendliest staff around, our mission is to create a clinic where you feel safe, celebrated, and healthy. Ultimately, we believe that compassion begins with self-identity, and have founded our clinic to model acceptance, open and honest healthcare, and to provide answers for the unique issues that we face in our lives.
(The use of Trans* on this website is intended to include multiple transgender, intersex, and gender-nonconforming identities.)
Monday - Thursday 9am to 4:30pm
Friday 9am to 2pm
Parking: There is ample parking available for the building for a reasonable fee. However, we won't be able to validate.
Click here for LabCorps locations nearby (our contract laboratory.)
At Capitol Hill Medical, we accept most major insurances:
Below is a list of some things to consider whether you are a current patient or would like to become a patient at CHM.
Please keep in mind that we also offer procedures which are not reimbursed by insurance. For these we accept Cash, Check, Visa, and Mastercard.
For your first visit we ask that you bring your insurance card so that we can record the information and not have to ask you for it again. We will also have you spend a few minutes filling out a brief intake questionnaire, a HIPAA form (detailing your rights with regard to Health Information Privacy), and a Release of Information form so that we may retrieve medical records from any previous providers. We will also ask for your permission to take a one-time face photo to be entered securely into our Electronic Medical Record. For this reason we ask that you come at least fifteen minutes early for your initial visit.
When you require specialized consultation we will work with you to identify which specialist would best address your needs and send the appropriate medical records to their office. To maintain continuity of care we will request, and ensure that we receive, an update from the consultant. We do ask that you be familiar with the requirements of your insurance plan regarding specialist care, and we will make every accommodation to match those requirements.
If you still have refills remaining, it's as simple as calling the pharmacy where you originally filled the prescription. If you have no more refills available, we ask that you schedule a visit with your provider before your medication runs out. All prescription medications require some level of patient safety monitoring. It may be as simple as reviewing with your provider any side effects you may be experiencing, but often can require lab tests for checking on the health of your body as it responds to the medication. Your provider will dispense enough medication to last until the next time you need monitoring.