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Old 08-10-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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Are you sure you linked the right thread? This one isn't about medical service on the Oly Peninsula. And it's not about Pt Townsend at all.

I'm encouraged by the fact that the State legislature seems to be aware of the situation, and has actually taken a step to do something about it. I think with more retirees coming into the area,--and in Pt Townsend, it's a a fair amount of young people moving there, too, in spite of the lack of jobs and housing--, there's got to be improvement in medical service eventually. The area's really growing. Most "small town" issues of that nature pertain to towns that are stagnant, not ones going through a growth boom. Of course, I could be wrong, and only time will tell, but it seems like the situation is a little more hopeful there, than in other remote rural areas around Western WA.

In that Sequim thread, someone put in links to a couple of articles about the 'doctor scarcity'

in the northern Olympic Peninsula; I should've linked the articles rather than just the thread.

Here they are:



North Olympic Peninsula faces its doctor shortage | Peninsula Daily News


No doctor? Where do you go? . . . The challenge of finding health care on the North Olympic Peninsula | Peninsula Daily News
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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In that Sequim thread, someone put in links to a couple of articles about the 'doctor scarcity'

in the northern Olympic Peninsula; I should've linked the articles rather than just the thread.

Here they are:



North Olympic Peninsula faces its doctor shortage | Peninsula Daily News


No doctor? Where do you go? . . . The challenge of finding health care on the North Olympic Peninsula | Peninsula Daily News
Well, again, those articles speak mainly to Port Angeles and Sequim, not Port Townsend. One also says that a WA State Representative in Congress has introduced a bill to secure more funding for docs in the area. (Maybe that's the same legislation that someone mentioned here was approved, and did materialize. The articles are 3 years old, now, so they're in need of an update). There seems to be positive movement on the issue. To me, the situation looks hopeful.
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