Emergency Medicine

Expert care for when you need us most

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. 


Need emergency care now? Know when and where to go.

Four E.R. locations across the Puget Sound region for emergency care you can rely on, day or night, 24/7.

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Emergency Care

Should I go to the emergency room?

If you have an illness or injury that you think may be life-threatening without immediate medical or psychiatric care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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Trauma Care

You’ll receive comprehensive, coordinated and specialized critical care for all major injuries at the region’s only Level 1 trauma center.

Burn Care

Verification distinguishes a burn center's capabilities of providing high quality burn care. Ours is the only verified burn center in Washington.

Heart Care

Our world-renowned care team are leading experts in cardiothoracic surgery and will help you get the care you need right away.

Stroke Care

With three stroke centers in the Seattle area, UW Medicine consistently provides the highest standard of care for all types of strokes, 24/7.

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Urgent Care

Should I go to urgent care instead?

Can't get in for a same-day appointment? UW Medicine urgent care clinics are open 7 days a week for walk-ins or use the “Get in line” option and we’ll hold your spot in line. Urgent care can provide attention for the sudden onset of non-life-threatening problems or issues that could become worse without treatment.

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UW Medicine On-Demand Virtual Care

Unlimited 24/7 text-based care from 98point6 board-certified physicians who can diagnose, treat and prescribe medications for a variety of illnesses and injuries. No appointment necessary. And, your care will be coordinated with UW Medicine.

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