Capitol Hill Medical

(206) 720-9999 Phone
(206) 329-4444 Fax
901 Boren Ave Suite 705
Seattle, WA 98104

About the Clinic


(Kathy, Vy, Kelly and Dave)

Capitol Hill Medical is an LGBTQ focused clinic that exists to serve the unique medical needs of the Seattle LGBTQ community. We are LGBTQ doctors and LGBTQ clinicians in Seattle offering primary care services to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans,* and queer 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 an LGBTQ doctor in Seattle can also be a challenge, as our friends and loved ones have told us.

Run by LGBTQ 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.)

Hours

Monday - Thursday 9am to 4:30pm (Closed for lunch 12pm-1pm)
Friday 9am to 2pm

2017 Holiday Schedule

  • February 20th - Presidents Day
  • May 29th - Memorial Day
  • July 4th - Independence Day
  • September 4th - Labor Day
  • November 23th and 24th - Thanksgiving
  • December 25th - Christmas
  • January 1st (2018!) - New Year's Day

Find Our Office


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Parking: There is ample parking available for the building for a reasonable fee. However, we won't be able to validate.

Click here for LabCorp locations nearby (our contract laboratory.)

Health Insurances

At Capitol Hill Medical, we accept most major insurances and many smaller insurance companies, for example:

  • Aetna
  • Assurant
  • Asuris
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield - most plans
  • Bridgespan
  • Cigna
  • Employee Benefit Mgmt Service (EBMS)
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Group Health (Access PPO/First Choice Health Network plans only)
  • Healthnet
  • Healthcare Mgmt Admin (HMA)
  • HERE Health Trust
  • KPS Health
  • Lifewise (through Premera)
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • Molina (non-Medicaid/WA Apple Health plans only)
  • Premera
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Uniform (through Regence)
  • United Healthcare (employer based group plans only)
  • UMR

Below is a list of some things to consider whether you are a current patient or would like to become a patient at CHM.

  • Within every major insurance company, there are many plans. Some plans are more comprehensive than others. Because there are thousands of individual health plans, you will want to contact your insurance company to see if we are contracted with them.
  • Some insurance companies require their members to notify them when they have changed Primary Care Providers. For example, Aetna requires this for most of their plans. Insurance companies can deny payment for services if you have not updated your PCP information.
  • Most insurance companies require referrals or prior authorizations for services provided by someone other than your PCP. CHM will contact your insurance company to obtain a referral or prior authorization; however, in a lot of cases, the referral has to come from your PCP. The staff at CHM have to know if you are seeing a specialist before your first appointment as some insurance companies will not allow the referral or prior-authorization to be retro-active.
  • Some insurance plans do not cover preventative care, which would include annual physicals, lab tests, immunizations or other screenings. Medicare will cover a routine health exam, but only every 4 to 5 years. It is your responsibility to verify with your insurance company what is covered under your plan. While it is the goal of Capitol Hill Medical to provide you with the best care possible, you are responsible for any charges not covered by your insurance plan. It is in your best interest to know in advance what your plan covers. More and more insurance plans require prior authorizations on medications. Your plan has a list of covered medications and generic substitutions.
  • If you receive a statement from CHM, it should have the reason for the charge. If your insurance company has denied charges or applied the charges to your annual deductible, you would have also received an explanation of benefits from your insurance company. If you feel your claim was processed incorrectly, please contact your insurance company for a detailed explanation.

Please keep in mind that we also offer procedures which are not reimbursed by insurance. For these we accept Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Please read our ‘Statement of Financial Responsibility' document located in the section below for a more detailed explanation of CHM financial policies.

First Visit

For your first visit we ask that you bring your insurance card and photo ID. We scan these in on a yearly basis and whenever you switch insurances. We will also need you to spend a few minutes filling out a brief intake questionnaire, a HIPAA form (detailing your rights with regard to Health Information Privacy), a Statement of Financial Responsibility form, and a Release of Information form so that we may retrieve medical records from any previous providers. Please print out the forms below and bring them with you to your first appointment, or you can arrive at least 15 minutes early for your initial visit, and our staff will give you the paperwork to fill out before your appointment starts. Please arrive on time as our appointments start right at their scheduled start time.
To save time, please print out the following forms and bring them with you:

Specialist Care

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.

Medication Refills

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, please request a refill through your patient portal account, or have your pharmacy fax a refill request to our office at 206-329-4444 and allow 24-72 hours for us to respond. 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.