Since temporarily closing Odessa Brown Clinic’s Central District location, we have continued to evaluate the situation. We are also in regular conversations with leaders at Carolyn Downs, who are our partners in the Central District building and provide care to many of our patient’s parents, guardians, and grandparents. As a next step, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and Carolyn Downs leaders will participate in visioning sessions to inform what is possible at the Central District location. After these sessions, we will gather feedback from families and the community to envision how we could be even stronger in the Central District.
The Central District neighborhood is Odessa Brown Children’s clinic’s history and original home. We can use this as an opportunity to see if there are new services we should provide our patients and families and new community spaces.
We are grateful to our workforce and families who have adapted to this temporary change with grace, wonderful questions and patience.
We welcome your feedback on our Central District location. Share your feedback, which helps us navigate next steps to better serve you and the Central District community we have been a part of for over 50 years.
Delivering a positive experience for patients, their families and workforce members is our top priority. During routine evaluations of the renovation project currently underway at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) Central District, it was discovered that repairs were needed that were beyond the original scope. As a result, we will be closing this location for the time being to fully evaluate the situation and develop long-term plans. We are shifting operations to the recently opened OBCC Othello location in early July.
We are currently rescheduling families with OBCC Central location appointments to receive care at the OBCC Othello location or via telehealth.
We remain firmly committed to the Central District community and are working toward a solution. We promise to keep patients, families and the community updated on progress.
For more information please visit, www.seattlechildrens.org/obcc or call 206-987-7210.
Preliminary sketch of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic at Othello
Seattle Children’s today announced it will be opening a new Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) adjacent to the Othello Link light rail station in the Rainier Valley. OBCC is a community clinic that provides medical, dental, mental health and nutrition services to all families, regardless of their ability to pay. OBCC has been committed to delivering equitable health and wellness care to lower-income and ethnically diverse children for nearly half a century.
The new clinic will be approximately 35,000 square feet to meet the wellness needs of the growing pediatric population in south Seattle and south King County. Services at the Othello location will include pediatric medical care, mental health, dental services, nutrition, sports medicine, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
The clinic will also be part of a unique urban community concept called “Othello Square,” a 3.2-acre site that will provide families with convenient access to services, such as a charter high school, an economic opportunity center, a computer lab, an early learning center, affordable retail and commercial spaces for rent, community meeting spaces, and mixed-income housing for rent and ownership.
Seattle Children’s plans to break ground on the new clinic in 2019. Read more about the new clinic in our press release. The original OBCC, located in the Central District, will be renovated to upgrade its clinical facilities and maintain its cultural heritage in the community. The clinic will continue to serve families in the Central District and adjacent neighborhoods, as well as communities to the north and west.