Urgent Care is not intended for emergencies, but is appropriate for minor illnesses and injuries.

Ultrasound, CT scans and MRI studies are not available at Urgent Care clinics. Your child may be transferred to the Emergency Department if one of these studies is needed.

This chart will help you know whether to visit one of our four Urgent Care clinics or our Emergency Department (ED) in Seattle. If your child's illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.  

Illness/Injury Where to Go
Allergies Urgent Care
Asthma attack (minor) Urgent Care
Asthma attack (severe) Emergency Department
Bleeding that won't stop Emergency Department
Broken bone (bone sticking out of skin) Emergency Department
Bronchitis Urgent Care
Burn (severe) Emergency Department
Burn (minor) Urgent Care
Cast problems (wet or soiled) Emergency Department
Colds   Urgent Care
Cough   Urgent Care
Cut (severe) Emergency Department
Cut (minor) Urgent Care
Dehydration Urgent Care
Diarrhea   Urgent Care
Dizziness Urgent Care
Earache and ear infection Urgent Care
Fainting Emergency Department
Fever (infants less than 2 months old) Emergency Department
Fever (children over 2 months old) Urgent Care
Headache   Urgent Care
Head injury (minor and without loss of consciousness) Urgent Care
Head injury   Emergency Department
Insect or minor dog bite Urgent Care
Migraine headache   Emergency Department
Nausea Urgent Care
Pink eye Urgent Care
Pneumonia Emergency Department
Poisoning Emergency Department
Rash   Urgent Care
Seizure Emergency Department
Shock Emergency Department
Sore throat   Urgent Care
Sprain or strain Urgent Care
Stitches Urgent Care
Stomach pain (mild) Urgent Care
Stomach pain (severe) Emergency Department
Swallowed object Emergency Department
Trouble breathing Emergency Department
Urinary tract infection Urgent Care