The San Juan County Public Hospital District is a junior taxing district of San Juan County, Washington, serving the Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, and the islands of Brown, Pearl, Henry, Spieden, Stuart, Johns, and some smaller islands*.
The District levies two separate property taxes to provide distinct health care services:
One levy helps to fund San Juan Island EMS which provides 9-1-1 advanced life support emergency medical response and critical care transport for ground and marine services. All of the funds from this levy support San Juan Island EMS and nothing goes to the support of PeaceHealth.
The second levy contains a subsidy to PeaceHealth to offset the costs of healthcare services within the District for charitable healthcare services, emergency department services, and the provision of physician services provided through Peace Island Medical Center to the residents of the District. This levy also provides the funding necessary to proceed with the acquisition of the Village at the Harbor and the District’s on-going long-term care initiative.
The balance of the levy, after the subsidy payment to PeaceHealth, is applied to the operations of the San Juan County Public Hospital District #1.
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(*= Full list of islands covered by SJCPHD #1 — San Juan, Brown, Pearl, Henry, Spieden, Stuart, Dinner, O’Neal, Cactus, Satellite, Johns, Cemetery, Gossip (aka George), Goose, Sentinel, Turn, Flattop, Low, Battleship, Barren, Posset, Pole, Ripple, Gull Rock, Danger Rock, Happy, Guss, Reef Point)