Initial L&I Visit
Getting hurt at work can be as stressful as it is painful. Our teams are here to help you get a diagnosis, line up treatment and navigate the process. We’ll get you back to work and the activities you love as quickly as possible.
You can count on us
Our credentialed providers can help with initial treatment and evaluation for work-related injuries, so you can get your healing process started.
We’ll take great care of you
Come to one of our walk-in clinics at 10th St. or Bonney Lake, and let the front desk know you’ve been injured at work. We’ll take it from there.
Here when you need us
Many Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I)- approved providers are only open on weekdays. Our weekend hours are designed to work within your busy schedule.
Treatment at no cost to you
We will bill state workers comp (or a private-pay insurance if that’s what your employer has) on your behalf. There is no cost to you to be seen or diagnosed.
We’ll communicate with your attending physician on your behalf
After your evaluation, we refer you to an L&I approved doctor through MultiCare Occupational Medicine who will be your attending physician throughout your treatment process. Your Sound Family Medicine care team will share all chart notes, test results and paperwork with that attending physician to help them get up to speed quickly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please bring your ID, and any paperwork or claim number your employer has provided. If you do not have those things, you can still be seen and treated.
There is no cost to you for an on-the-job or work-related injury.
Not all providers are approved by the State of Washington to treat work-related injuries. Check with your preferred provider to see if they offer that service.
Sound Family Medicine providers do not provide ongoing treatment for work injuries, just the initial diagnosis. We refer patients out to specialists at MultiCare Occupational Medicine for ongoing treatment.
Your attending physician will help you plan for a return to work based on the severity of your injury and recovery time.
We send your bill to the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, who pays out of the worker’s compensation fund.
There is no need for you to report to the state, we handle that as part of our process.