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.

  • * The professions that are eligible to access HEAL-WA include Chiropractors, Dietitians, East Asian Medicine Practitioners, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Practical Nurses, Massage Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Midwives, Naturopathic Physicians, Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Optometrists, Osteopathic Physicians and Osteopathic Physician Assistants, Physicians and Physician Assistants, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, and Speech Language Pathologists.
  • Not licensed in one of the eligible professions? At this time, there is no provision for professionals other than those in the groups named above to access HEAL-WA. We recommend that you contact your Washington State professional organization and ask that organization's governmental relations committee to lobby the Washington State Legislature for your group to be included in 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