The Washington State Department of Health will mail you a courtesy renewal notice approximately six to eight weeks before your license expires. Please note, however, “Failure to receive a courtesy renewal notice does not relieve or exempt the credential renewal requirement” (WAC 246-12-030(4)).
You are responsible for sending the appropriate fees and any required documentation directly to the Washington State Department of Health. Please do not delay in sending these in and allow sufficient time for your renewal to be processed prior to the expiration date.
To find information about the renewal process or to renew online, visit the Washington State Department of Health’s website.
You may also check the status of your license and renewal on the State’s verification website.
If you are a member of the Division of General Internal Medicine, you may be eligible for reimbursement of your Medical License Renewal Fee by GIM (processed through UW Physicians). Reimbursement is made in accordance with departmental policies. You must have an appointment with GIM, be at least 50% FTE, and provide clinical care at a departmentally approved clinical site (HMC, UWMC – Montlake, or UWMC – Northwest) in order to be eligible for reimbursement. If you have a question regarding your department’s policy or eligibility, please contact the GIM Division office at 206-744-3391.
- Office of Medical Staff Appointments (NetID required)
- Washington State Medical Commission
If you are not a member of the Division of General Internal Medicine, please consult your Division's website for the appropriate policies and procedures.
To request for reimbursement of your renewal fee:
1) Complete the Medical License Reimbursement Form.
2) For Faculty at HMC and UWMC – Montlake
Send the completed reimbursement form, a copy of your payment receipt, and a copy of your renewed license electronically (PDF documents) for GIM approval to Rebekah Zaharia. (Division signature/approval is needed for all reimbursement requests.) GIM will forward your request to UW Physicians for reimbursement.
For Faculty at UWMC – Northwest
Send the completed reimbursement form, a copy of your payment receipt, and a copy of your renewed license electronically (PDF documents) for UWMC – Northwest approval to Alicia Poole. UWMC – Northwest will forward your request to UW Physicians for reimbursement.
Requests received in UWP by the 18th of the month will be paid as part of that month's direct deposit. If you have any questions, please send an email to UWP or call 206-520-5778.
3) Email a PDF of your renewed license to the Office of Medical Staff Appointments (OMSA) and Rebekah Zaharia.
Please note, these instructions only apply to faculty with the Division of General Internal Medicine. If you are with another Division, the process may be different. Consult your Division Administrator for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact the GIM Division Office at 206-744-3391.