Health Information Resource Center

A woman browses materials at the resource wall of the Health Information Resource Center at UW Medical Center. 

Contact Information and Hours


The Health Information Resource Center is located on the 3rd floor next to the Gift Shop in the main lobby of the medical center.


Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.




Answers to Your Health Questions

The Health Information Resource Center at University of Washington Medical Center provides high quality, individualized health information to patients, families, staff, and community members. The center provides information to help users make their best choices about health and actively participate in their own health care.

​​The center is staffed to help users find health information.

We can help you find out about:

  • Transportation and housing
  • Services and University of Washington Medical Center
  • Health promotion

If you need health information you cannot find using the resources above, please feel free to email

Computer Access

Patients, family, and community members have access to:

  • Internet and printer
  • E-mail
  • Consumer health databases
  • On-line journals and newsletters
  • Bookmarked Web sites reviewed by our health teams
  • Wheelchair accessible computer station

E-mail a Patient at UWMC

You can send a note to a patient at UWMC by e-mail​. Visit the UWMC site and submit the e-form. Messages will are printed and hand-delivered to each patient by Health Information Resource Center staff and volunteers.

Business Center

The Resource Center houses a "business center" complete with fax machine, computer, printer, and copy machine.

Health Websites

Consult our recommended resources that cover many healthcare questions.

UW Medical Center Services

Services for Patients and Families PDF document

This booklet describes many of the resources offered by University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). It identifies many services and facilities that patients and families may use while at the medical center. It also lists and defines some terms that you may hear during your stay.

Ask any staff member wearing a badge for help. We are happy to answer your questions.

In Search of a Social Worker?

The UWMC Social Work and Care Coordination Department is an integral part of the medical center's provision of healthcare to patients who present with social, spiritual ,emotional and physical needs. The Department r​​ecognizes the relationship of psychosocial factors to illness and the influence of those factors on patient recovery. They strive to provide safe, appropriate, patient-centered, cost-effective and ethical care.

Please visit them in room CC-512, on the fifth floor of UWMC's Pacific Tower or call (206) 598-4370.

News and Events


National Kidney Month

Learn More

Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 13-19


National Donate Life Month

Learn More

World Health Day

April 7th

We Welcome Your Support

The Health Information Re​source Center at University of Washington Medical Center relies on gifts from individuals, foundations, and businesses in our community. If you are interested in making a contribution to help support the Resource Center, please visit: UW Medicine Advancement or call 206-543-5686.

Become a Volunteer

Interested in volunteering at University of Washington Medical Center? Find out more about volunteer opportunities​.