Urgent Care

Information for Boeing Employees and Their Families

Urgent and Emergency Care

When an emergency happens, it is reassuring to know that expert care is immediately available. That’s why our network includes 66 urgent care clinics and 21 emergency departments between Bellingham and Olympia.

Call 9-1-1 if you are having, or may be having, a life-threatening emergency. For other medical issues, you can contact your primary care provider or clinic. You can also contact the UW Medicine Community Care Line at 206.744.2500 for advice from registered nurses. If you’re still uncertain about your condition, or whether you are experiencing a medical emergency, it’s often best to visit an emergency department for an evaluation. The emergency department is always available for your emergency care needs.

When should I go to an urgent care?

When your primary healthcare provider is not available, Urgent Care Clinics can provide attention for life threatening medical problems or issues that could become worse without treatment. These clinics can provide primary care for minor illnesses or injuries, but unlike your primary care provider, they cannot provide continuity of care. Urgent Care Clinics are usually open for extended evening hours and on weekends.

Map Urgent Care Locations

When should I go to a hospital emergency department?

You should use a hospital emergency department for anything you think might be serious or life-threatening. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, do not wait. Call 9-1-1 for help getting you to a hospital as quickly as possible.

  • Chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Severe burns
  • Deep cuts or bleeding that won’t stop
  • Sudden blurred vision
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness, or loss of coordination or balance
  • Numbness in the face, arm or leg
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Seizures
  • High fevers
  • Any other condition you believe is life-threatening
Emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Urgent and Emergency Care

When an emergency happens, it is reassuring to know that expert care is immediately available. That’s why our network includes 66 urgent care clinics and 21 emergency departments between Bellingham and Olympia.

Call 9-1-1 if you are having, or may be having, a life-threatening emergency. For other medical issues, you can contact your primary care provider or clinic. You can also contact the UW Medicine Community Care Line at 206.744.2500 for advice from registered nurses. If you’re still uncertain about your condition, or whether you are experiencing a medical emergency, it’s often best to visit an emergency department for an evaluation. The emergency department is always available for your emergency care needs.