Emergency Department at UW Medical Center - Northwest
This location is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If at any point your symptoms worsen or you feel like you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.
Services available at this location include:
- Critical care medicine
- Emergency medicine
- Emergency stroke care
- Pediatric trauma care
- Trauma care
Patient-friendly emergency care in North Seattle
When an injury or medical emergency occurs, the staff at UW Medical Center - Northwest is committed to providing personalized, quality emergency care with compassion, dignity and respect. Our team includes board-certified emergency medicine physicians and nurses with advanced cardiac life support, pediatric and trauma training.
We provide one of the fastest times to treatment in the region for cardiac patients. And to improve stroke patient recovery rates, we offer immediate patient entry into the hospital’s stroke program.
Our emergency department offers 22 private treatment rooms, five trauma/critical care rooms, mobile and bedside patient admissions and a triage room staffed 24 hours a day.
- From I-5, take exit 173
- Turn west on Northgate Way
- At Meridian Avenue North, turn right (north)
- Take the first left onto 115th Street
- The main hospital entrance is on the right - note the North Entrance is inside campus.
The North Entrance is open every day from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. If you need to enter the hospital after regular hours, please use the emergency room entrance.
For directions to a specific building on campus, please see the campus map below.
For your convenience, Metro Route 345 provides direct campus service, dropping patients and visitors off at the entrance to the main tower on the main hospital campus. For more information about other routes and service to UW Medical Center - Northwest, please visit the Metro Transit website.
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The parking program at UW Medical Center - Northwest was introduced to make parking both faster and more accessible to our patients and visitors. The program helps ensure patients and visitors will find parking on campus that is convenient to their hospital destination.
Parking kiosks at the main entrance make it easy to ask for directions and provide an additional level of security at the hospital.
Visitor and patient parking on the UW Medical Center - Northwest campuses is inexpensive. There is no charge for visitors who drive on campus to drop off or pick up family and friends (a grace period of 30 minutes or less is allowed). For those who are on campus for scheduled appointments or who will be visiting for longer periods of time, the rates below apply.
Some physician offices and clinics provide validation at no charge. Please check with your physician or clinic directly before arriving on campus to see if they validate parking. The following are the current rates for parking on the main UW Medical Center - Northwest campus and the Northwest Outpatient Medical Center.
|Length of Stay||Rate|
|0 to 30 Minutes||FREE|
|30 to 60 Minutes||$4|
|1 to 2 Hours||$6|
|Over 4 hours||$10|
|All-Day Pass||$10 (includes in-and-out privileges)|
|Weekday Pass||$32 (includes in-and-out privileges)|
These rates are effective 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekdays on the main hospital campus and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Northwest Outpatient Medical Center. Weekends are free on both campuses.