The quickest way to schedule an appointment is to call (206)784-8833 x2.
- Please download, complete patient registration forms prior to your first appointment. Bringing a completed form will save you some time.
- When you arrive to your first appointment, we will also have you submit a patient health history.
For your first appointment, please:
- Complete a new patient registration form (see above)
- Bring your current valid insurance card
- Bring a referral authorization from your primary care provider, if your insurance requires
- Bring a medical history to include all current medications and dosage
- Bring all previous x-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans, or other test results relating to your medical problem
- Bring previous medical records relating to current medical problem
For a map and directions, please see our Locations section.
Where do I Park at the Wallingford Office:
Seattle Orthopedic Center provides complimentary patient parking. The parking garage ground level. Access to the garage is located on Eastern Street, just off 45th Street.
Where do I Park at the Ballard office:
Patients visiting our Ballard office can find reasonably priced hourly parking across the street in the Swedish parking garage, on Tallman and NW Market.
Our offices have elevators and are fully accessible to our patients in wheelchairs.
What are the Billing Procedures?
While all fees are due and payable at the time of service, as a courtesy to patients we bill most health insurance carriers, provided we have sufficient information. However, you retain financial responsibility for all charges incurred and will receive a monthly billing statement. We do not bill 3rd party carriers and require payment at the time of your appointment for services provided under these plans.
Our physicians accept assignment on Medicare claims.
If you have any question regarding our billing procedures, please call our business office at (206) 633-8150 between the hours of 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday.
Who do I call if I am having a medical problem?
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
If you have a question or problem that needs the attention of an orthopedic surgeon, please call us during office hours. Our surgeons are often in the middle of patient exams so please expect to speak to or leave a message with a nurse or staff member. Your call will be returned as soon as possible, usually by the close of office hours. Emergency calls to our offices will be handled immediately.
How do I get a prescription or a refill?
Prescriptions and refills are issued during weekday office hours only. For a prescription refill, call the pharmacy first and they will contact the office. Remember to check your medicine requirements prior to weekends and holidays. We require 24-hour notification on all refills. The physician on call will not refill narcotic prescriptions.
Can I get a copy of my x-rays?
The courts have established that x-rays are the property of the doctor who has taken them and that they are to be retained in his possession as a part of the patient’s medical record. X-rays may be sent on loan to other doctors for their review after we receive a signed authorization from you. You may also receive copies of your x-rays taken in our office. There is a small fee for copying x-rays.