Visiting Clinics

Modern facilities and friendly people will greet you on your visit to Ketchikan General HospitalhospitalVisiting Clinic Calendar

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center and the entire PeaceHealth system offer high quality healthcare services, though Ketchikan's remote location and comparatively small population make it impossible to offer every specialized medical service and procedure all of the time. We counter these limitations is by offering some of those services in the form of visiting clinics—regular physician visits from other regions within the PeaceHealth system.

For example, PeaceHealth Cardiology specialists regularly visit Ketchikan and Craig to help patients with heart rhythm disorders, heart failure, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and hereditary heart defects. These experts specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the cardiovascular system, including the heart, arteries and veins.

We also have regular oncology visits to care for patients who have cancer or blood disorders. Dr. Robert Raish will be making regular visits to Ketchikan to see patients from the Cancer Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph in Bellingham. 

A Gastroenterologist (GI) also visits Ketchikan regularly to care for patients who have digestive problems.  Stephen Woods, M.D., to see patients from his PeaceHealth Medical Group clinic in Bellingham. He evaluates and treats patients with Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease (GERD), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, liver disease, chronic constipation and other problems. He will also offer advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Additionally, Otolaryngologist Nathan Christensen, M.D., (Ear, Nose and Throat), sees patients regularly to provide specialized care for those with conditions including sinus disease, neck tumors, thyroid and parathyroid masses, larynx problems, snoring and obstructive sleep disorders. He has a special interest in thyroid and parathyroid disorders.

And, if you're one of the estimated 25% of the population affected by some type of sleep disorder, you'll see that we also have the Sleep Center and the service of a team of visiting board-certified sleep disorder physicians to our visiting physician staff that travel to Ketchikan from the Sleep Disorders Center in Bellingham.

By taking advantage of our highly trained, specialized physicians in other regions, we are able to offer these types of needed services to patients in Ketchikan. We benefit from their experience without the burden of maintaining a full-time staff and facility for less than a full-time need.

If you are interested in meeting with one of our visiting physicians, see the visiting clinic calendar for dates they will be in Ketchikan.

Contact Us

Visiting Clinics
3100 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan AK 99901
Phone: 907-225-5237
Fax: 907-247-1515

PeaceHealth Providers see patients in the Visiting Clinic on the 2nd floor Surgery and Medical Office Building.
PeaceHealth Urology clinic sees patients in the 1st floor Surgery Clinic.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-PeaceHealth Providers see patients in the 3rd Floor Visiting Clinic of the main KMC hospital building or at other office locations in the clinic. Please double check the location of your appointment with your provider prior to your scheduled appointment.


This clinic is licensed as part of Ketchikan Medical Center. You may receive a separate charge or billing for facility fees in addition to any professional fees for services, which may result in a higher out-of-pocket expense.