UW Primary Clinic – Northgate

Northgate     |      Harborview    |   Chelan Rural Training Track

The University of Washington Medical Center has sponsored a Family Medicine Residency Program clinic since the inception of the program in 1972.

The UW Primary Northgate Family Medicine Clinic is located at 314 NE Thornton Place in a multi-use urban village in the Northgate area of Seattle, 4 miles north of University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake. 

The newly built clinic (completed 2014) is designed to support a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model with 27 exam rooms, 2 treatment rooms, 2 counseling rooms, group visit space and on-site laboratory and digital radiology services. We utilize our electronic health record, EPIC, which is linked to UW Medicine and University of Washington Primary Clinics. UWPC is a nationally-recognized outpatient clinic system of twelve primary care clinics in the Greater Seattle region with over 80 providers. UWPC has enjoyed four consecutive perfect accreditation scores from the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and is certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Our state of the art clinic at Northgate is next door to our residency administrative offices at 331 NE 103rd St. Due to its mixed-use urban village setting, Thornton Place enjoys a high volume of patrons with over 1.4 million people accessing the facilities each year. The volume of visitors is supported by over 1,000 buses passing through the Metro Transit Center one block away which is home to the north terminal of the light rail line that runs from SeaTac airport to Northgate through downtown Seattle.

Our clinic sees about 27,000 patients each year by a multi-disciplinary complement of residents, faculty, physician assistant faculty, pharmacists, mental health providers, nutritionists, consulting psychiatrists, sports medicine physicians and nursing staff. The patient population at Northgate is ethnically and culturally diverse, and includes full spectrum care for patients of all ages. The leadership of the clinic and the faculty are committed to excellent patient care, incorporating new models of care as envisioned in the Future of Family Medicine Project.

Residency Program

The UW Primary Northgate Clinic accepts six residents per year, and matching is via a different match number than the Harborview or Chelan program. 

Please visit the Chelan RTT site for more details about its integration with the Seattle programs.