Patient Family Housing

​​​UWMC's Patient Family Housing Program works to ensure affordable housing is available for patients, families and caregivers while receiving medical care in Seattle.

Lodging

Download Printable Housing List

Lodging may be costly near UWMC. Hotels range from $80 to more than $300 a night, not including tax. To help with your search, we've compiled a list below for a variety of quality, discounted housing options. Click each category to see the list of options.


Washington, Alaska and Other Medicaid Patients

Download Travel Information for Medicaid Recipients

Arrangements and approval for Medicaid coverage for transportation and housing need to be made with provider prior to coming to UWMC for treatment. Otherwise, you may have to pay for housing and transportation yourself. Contact your Medicaid provider to see if you are eligible for housing and transportation assistance. AK Medicaid patients must setup lodging through their medical provider. Not all out-of-state Medicaid programs pay for housing.

Questions? Please call the Social Work and Care Coordination office at 206.598.4370. You may also call the Patient Family Housing office at 206.598.4170. Leave a message on this line if no one answers, and staff will contact you the next working day.


Transportation Resources

Download Printable Transportation List

This information sheet includes a list of transportation resources. Detailed directions to UW Medical Center (UWMC) can be obtained by going to the Getting to UW Medical Center page

Medical Coupons (Medicaid)

If you are covered by Washington state medical coupons, please call your transportation broker at least 48 hours before your appointment for help with transportation to and from UWMC. The Seattle/King County broker may be reached at 800.923.7433.


Shuttle Services

Shuttle service is generally the most convenient and least expensive form of transportation to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

  • Shuttle Express
    425.981.7000
    In Washington state, toll-free: 800.487.7433

Taxi Services

Taxi service is available at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport outside the baggage claim area (and throughout Seattle).

Seattle-area taxi services:

  • Farwest Taxi 206.622.1717
  • Yellow Cab 206.622.6500
  • Orange Cab 206.522.8800

Car Rental

Rental cars are available at the airport. A variety of companies are listed in the Yellow Pages.

  • Avis 206.433.5231 or 800.331.1212
  • Budget 206.243.2400 or 800.527.0700
  • Hertz 206.682.5050 or 800.654.3131

Metro (bus)

Metro, Seattle's public transportation system, is an inexpensive and efficient travel option. Schedules are located inside UWMC's third floor main entrance.

  • Fares are higher during peak hours (weekdays 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.).
  • You may get information at any time using the 24-hour rider information line: 206.553.3000
  • TTY/TDD users: 206.684.2029
  • When calling Metro information, be prepared to give the operator your current location, destination, and your travel time. Metro also has comprehensive transportation information on its web site.

Take Light Rail from airport to UW Medical Center

  • Use the sky bridge at the Alaska Airlines ticketing area; go to the 4th floor parking area
  • Follow the covered walkway to the Sound Transit terminal. This is 5 minute walk.
  • Take the escalator or elevator to the terminal
  • Purchase an ORCA card for $2.50
  • Board the train; there are 13 stops on the direct route: the entire ride takes less than one hour.
  • Exit at the University of Washington – the train's final destination.

For information on Metro
For information on Link Light Rail


Taking Metro from King Street Station (Amtrak) to UWMC

  • Metro, Seattle's public bus system, is an inexpensive and efficient travel option. Schedules are located inside UWMC's third floor main entrance.
  • Fares are higher during peak hours – weekdays 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
  • 24-hour rider information line. You can get information at any time using the following numbers:
    Phone: (206) 553-3000
    TTY/TDD users: (206) 684-2029
  • When calling Metro information, be prepared to give the operator your current location, destination, and your travel time.
  • Metro also has a Web site at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/

Updated October 2016​​