Virginia Mason Medical Center: Emergency Care

When a medical emergency happens, you want exceptional care as quickly as possible. Our doctors, nurses and other skilled professionals are here to take care of you when you need it the most.

Emergency care in Seattle

Our experienced emergency providers and staff offer you:

  • 24/7 care, including an on-site Cardiac Catheterization Lab for heart attack and other emergencies
  • A Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • A Level IV Trauma Center with physicians and registered nurses certified in emergency medicine and advanced cardiac life support
  • Private treatment rooms
  • A fast-track treatment area for patients with less complex needs
  • Bedside patient registration
  • A dedicated observation unit offering greater comfort for patients who need observation for longer periods of time for chest pain or other conditions

A visit to the hospital can be very stressful. You can rely on our highly trained, experienced doctors and nurses for superior care for any emergency. Our Virginia Mason Medical Center emergency teams have earned recognition from The Joint Commission, including:

  • Advanced certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
  • Accredited hospital care by The Joint Commission

Choosing the right care location

Find the right level of care at the right time at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health:

Emergency services 

For very serious or life-threatening conditions or trauma

Primary care 

For common illnesses, minor injuries, routine health exams and long-term health maintenance

Urgent care 

For same-day care when your regular doctor isn’t available

Virtual Urgent Care 

For 24-hour care via phone or secure web chat with board-certified doctors or nurse practitioners

Learn more about all choosing the right care location.