Facility: The experienced, patient-centered clinical staff at Group Health’s Port Orchard Medical Center currently includes 11 family practice physicians, 1 family practice PA, 2 pediatricians, 8 RNs, and 15 LPN/MAs, plus on-site pharmacists, physical therapists, social workers, and experienced administrative and business office staff—all working together to ensure high-quality, coordinated care for Group Health patients in Port Orchard and the surrounding small communities. A full service primary care center, with on-site lab, pharmacy, physical therapy and eye care services, Port Orchard Medical Center provides the full scope of family care for all ages, from infancy thru geriatrics. Specialty care is provided at Group Health specialty centers in nearby locations or by referral to contracted providers in the area. Group Health’s state-of-the-art electronic medical record and integrated system, including Group Health hospitalists providing care in local community hospitals, all help provide for ideal care coordination.
Community: Nestled on the shores of quiet Sinclair Inlet, Port Orchard is the county seat and jewel of the South Kitsap area – and a great place to raise a family. Located a scant nine miles by water from Seattle, Port Orchard is a world away from the city in terms of lifestyle and pace. The downtown marina, featuring boardwalk, covered gazebo, and beach access, plays host to a variety of community activities and is considered by many boaters to be the best in Puget Sound. A block from the marina, downtown Port Orchard’s main street showcases numerous restaurants, antique shops, cafes and coffee shops, a Saturday farmers’ market, several small galleries – plus you can feast your eyes on an unparalleled panoramic view. A foot ferry (free on weekends and throughout the summer) connects Port Orchard to its nearby cousin, Bremerton, and from there to Seattle. At a crossroads between the urban attractions of Seattle and Tacoma (accessible by highway and ferry) and the recreational opportunities on the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas, living in Port Orchard puts you at a short jaunt from hiking, skiing, boating, kayaking, golfing (at nearby McCormick Woods), and more.