Pre-Anesthesia Clinic at UW Medical Center

pre-anesthesia at uwmc

Pre-Anesthesia Clinic at UW Medical Center

  • Monday 7:30a - 6:00p
  • Tuesday 7:30a - 6:00p
  • Wednesday 7:30a - 6:00p
  • Thursday 7:30a - 6:00p
  • Friday 7:30a - 6:00p
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
1959 NE Pacific St. Surgery Pavilion, 3rd Floor, Seattle WA 98195
206.520.5000 206.598.4711 fax

Services

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Services offered at this clinic include:

  • General anesthesiology
  • Pain management
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Pre-operative consultations and anesthesia assessments at UW Medical Center

Your surgeon determined that you should undergo a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure. To ensure that you are ready for surgery, you may be referred to the Pre-Anesthesia Clinic for assessment.

Our anesthesiology faculty and nursing staff will work with you to understand your current health status and risk factors to tailor the safest course of anesthesia and pain management before, during and immediately after your procedure.

The pre-anesthesia visit is a good time to ask questions about what will happen on the day of your surgery. To help us provide the highest level of care, please bring with you to your Pre-Anesthesia Clinic visit:

  • A list of all the medicines you take, including times and dosages. It is important for us to know about all the medicines you are taking—you may need to stop taking some of them for a day or more before your surgery.
  • The results of tests you have had at any other hospital or clinic, especially heart or lung diagnostic testing such as an EKG, stress test, echocardiogram or pulmonary function tests. 

Directions & Parking

The medical center is at 1959 N.E. Pacific St. See map.

 
From Interstate 5: 
  • Take Exit No. 168B (Bellevue /Kirkland) onto State Route 520. 
  • Take the first exit off SR 520 to Montlake Boulevard. 
  • Turn left onto Montlake Boulevard and continue north across the Montlake Bridge. 
  • At the traffic light ahead, two lanes will turn left onto N.E. Pacific Street. You'll want to be in the right of those two left-turn lanes. 
  • From N.E. Pacific Street, turn right at the second "Patient Parking" directional sign onto N.E. Pacific Place, then immediately turn right into the Triangle Parking Garage, connected to the medical center via a pedestrian tunnel. 
  • OR you can access the Surgery Pavilion Garage by turning left at stop sign just past the Emergency Department entrance.

 
From the East via State Route 520 Westbound: 
  • Exit at Montlake Boulevard and continue north across the Montlake Bridge.
  • At the traffic light ahead, two lanes will turn left onto N.E. Pacific Street. You'll want to be in the right of those two left-turn lanes. 
  • From N.E. Pacific Street, turn right at the second "Patient Parking" directional sign onto N.E. Pacific Place, then immediately turn right into the Triangle Parking Garage, connected to the medical center via a pedestrian tunnel.
  • OR you can access the Surgery Pavilion Garage by turning left at stop sign just past the Emergency Department entrance.

UW Medical Center, at 1959 N.E. Pacific St., is served by many bus lines of King County Metro Transit. Use Metro's Trip Planner to learn which buses can get you to the medical center.

 
Shuttle Services
The Health Sciences Express free shuttle service assists faculty, staff, patients, families and caregivers in traveling between UW Medical Center, UWMC-Roosevelt clinics and Harborview Medical Center. See the shuttle's schedule.
 
A separate, free shuttle service similarly transports faculty, staff, patients, families and caregivers between UW Medical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Seattle Children’s. See the shuttle's schedule.
 
Patients and visitors may park at either the Triangle Garage or the Surgery Pavilion Garage. There is also Valet Parking.  Directions and fees for both locations are outlined below.

Triangle Garage

The Triangle Garage is underground, across N.E. Pacific Street from UW Medical Center. Enter from N.E. Pacific Place, one-half block west of Montlake Boulevard. A pedestrian tunnel leads from the garage to the third (main) floor of the medical center.

The garage has 500 parking stalls; 67 are labeled for disability parking and nine are wheelchair-accessible. Parking staff work from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pay as you leave. Garage parking is free on Sundays, and after-hours parking is available. The garage has a height restriction of 6-feet-8. Reach the Triangle Garage at 206.598.3460.

Surgery Pavilion Garage

The Surgery Pavilion Garage is primarily for surgery patients and their visitors. Access the lot from N.E. Pacific Street, and turn left at the stop sign after passing the Emergency Department entrance.

Disability parking is located on all three parking levels, although Level P1 has limited availability for oversized vehicles. Maximum vehicle height is 9-feet-6-inches on Level P1 and 6-feet-7-inches on Levels P2 and P3.

Garage hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends. Pay the attendant as you leave. Hours are subject to UW’s special events calendar and schedule. After-hours parking is not available in the Surgery Pavilion Garage. Reach the garage at 206.598.0892.

Valet Parking

Valet service is available for medical center patients and visitors. The valet staff are in front of the medical center by the main entrance. Valet parking service has the same fees as garage parking. Patients with disability or mobility parking needs may use the valet service. Reach the valet service at 206.598.0177.

Patient/Visitor Parking Rates (Garage or Valet)

UW Medical Center parking lots are available to patients and their visitors. Discount coupons, available at clinics and nurses’ stations, enable parking at these rates:

0-30 minutes: Free
31-60 minutes: $3
1-2 hours: $6
2-3 hours: $9
More than three hours/in-out access/lost ticket: $10 daily maximum

Rates are subject to change annually in July.

 

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