‘Cradle to grave’ care coming to Sammamish | Overlake Medical Center to open primary, urgent care clinic in Town Center

Overlake Medical Center is coming to Sammamish Town Center.

The nonprofit regional medical center hopes to open its doors in Sammamish in the fall. It’s currently waiting for approval of a building permit from the city.

“We’ve had our eyes on Sammamish for some time,” said Dr. Dennis Rochier, CEO of Overlake Medical Clinics, during a June Sammamish Chamber Luncheon at the Sahalee Way Country Club.

The two doctors that will “anchor” the clinic are Sammamish residents looking forward to working in their own city, Rochier said.

Doctors Jessica McHugh and Paige Kasai, who have been commuting to Seattle for work, are both “seasoned” family medicine physicians working in the field of obstetrics, Rochier said.

And while they won’t be delivering babies on the plateau, they will be focussing on full spectrum family medicine, he noted.

“These physicians are truly interested in caring for people from cradle to grave,” Rochier said.

The Overlake facility, called the Overlake Medical Clinics Sammamish, will be located at 22630 SE Fourth Street Suite 300, below 2,200 homes behind the Metropolitan Market in the Town Center.

Primary care will feature family and adult care, offering services for a number of conditions like high blood pressure. The primary care physicians will work on building a long-term relationship with patients, Rochier said.

Urgent care, on the other hand, is episodic — patients can walk-in without an appointment and see whichever doctor is available at the time. This type of care provides a certain amount of convenience for patients, Rochier said.

The center will provide urgent care from noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Primary care will most likely be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Overlake Medical Center is a 349-bed, nonprofit regional medical center based in Bellevue. It is led by a volunteer board of directors and employs 2,500 people.