Getting Started

Information about setting up your UW NetID and password

Some resources on HEAL-WA (indicated by a lock) are governed by license agreements that limit by whom these resources can be used.

Access to these resources is provided via a UW NetID and password, and is limited to members of selected groups of health care professionals who are licensed to practice in Washington State. *

If you need to set up a UW NetID and password for HEAL-WA access, choose one of the following options:

  • Create a UW NetID - I do not have a UW NetID, am a member of one of the licensed professions listed below, and need to create a UW NetID so I can access HEAL-WA.
  • Add HEAL-WA affiliation - I currently have an active UW NetID, am a member of one of the licensed professions listed above, and need to add HEAL-WA access to my UW NetID.
    NOTE: HEAL-WA resources are separate from other UW resources, and HEAL-WA needs to be added separately to your UW NetID in order to use HEAL-WA resources.

If you have already set up your UW NetID and password for HEAL-WA, simply click on the "Log In" button in the column to the right to log in. 

  • FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD? Click here for instructions or call the UW IT Service Center at 206.221.5000.

  • ARNPs - your eligibility is through your RN license. Please register using your RN credential number, not your ARNP credential number.

  • HEAL-WA uses the UW NetID system for providing access to HEAL-WA. You are responsible for protecting your password and not sharing it with others.

  • To log out of HEAL-WA, simply close your browser.

  • You will need to have an email address on file with DOH for security reasons. More information is provided during the setup process.

  • PLEASE NOTE that once you have set up your UW NetID, it may take up to a day for your UW NetID to be recognized so you can log in to HEAL-WA.

Getting Started

Certain resources in HEAL-WA (indicated by a lock lock) require a HEAL-WA access code (UW NetID) and password for access.

Once you have set up your HEAL-WA access code and password, LOG IN to HEAL-WA by clicking on the "Log In" button at the top of this column.

LOG OUT from HEAL-WA by simply closing your browser.

Set up your HEAL-WA access - to set up a HEAL-WA access code and password, see the instructions on the Getting Started page.

NEW REQUIREMENT: You will need an email address on file with DOH in order to register.

PLEASE NOTE that once you have set up your access code, it can take up to a day for your access code and/or new email address to be recognized so you can finish signing up and log in to HEAL-WA.

FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD? Click here for instructions, or call the Service Center at 206-221-5000.

  • “This critical resource allows providers the opportunity to learn best practices used in their professions and furthers the ongoing education of all health care professionals.” Gov. Christine Gregoire
  • “I find HEAL-WA intuitive to use. It's a nicely organized resource with point-of-care tools that clinicians can use in the line of fire.” Jim Anderson, PA
  • “HEAL-WA underscores the state's commitment to supply quality medical resources to providers and therefore to all their patients, in all settings.” Jim Anderson, PA
  • “The tools at HEAL-WA help us access the information we need to keep up with our practice and make sure we are providing quality care for our patients.” Jim Anderson, PA
  • “I like the clarity and simplicity of HEAL-WA. It's not unwieldy, like some other information resources. I know where things are, and I can find them more quickly.” Jim Anderson, PA
  • “I can quickly go online with HEAL-WA and within three minutes, I'll know what a specific disease is, how it is diagnosed, what the most common treatments are, and what patient resources are available. I owe it to my patients to have this information, and this point-of-care tool gives it to me in minutes.” Jim Anderson, PA
  • “I don't know how I got along without HEAL-WA. It is a direct pipeline to the latest research and medical/mental health information.” Denise Ottosen, mental health therapist
  • “I use HEAL-WA all the time. The research that I am able to do on PsycInfo and MEDLINE keep me abreast of new developments.” Denise Ottosen, mental health therapist
  • “Nurses who are on the run every moment at work don't have time to noodle around on the Web looking for information. HEAL-WA puts all the information you need in one spot, and it can be accessed anywhere, anytime.” Katy Brock, RN
  • “With HEAL-WA, you can get the continuing education credits you need, at your own convenience, on your own time, without paying any additional money.” Katy Brock, RN
  • “It is easy to access good patient education materials and diagrams through HEAL-WA and you're getting them from reliable sources.” Katy Brock, RN
  • “HEAL-WA gives us quick access to high-quality information, continuing education credits, and educational materials. It's a 24/7 information source that you can access anywhere, anytime.” Katy Brock, RN
  • “With HEAL-WA, the state has made getting essential information for decision-making easier. The long-term result will be better quality of care for the people of Washington.” Tom Cloyd, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • “Too often, we blow off accessing library resources because it's too much trouble. This gets rid of that excuse.” Tom Cloyd, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • “If you make the path to a goal shorter, more people will get to that goal. HEAL-WA does this, by making crucial information more convenient and accessible.” Tom Cloyd, Licensed Mental Health Counselor