Estimated Urgent Care Wait Times

These are estimated wait times for each Urgent Care clinic. Wait times may vary depending on the severity of the illnesses we are treating.

When your child needs medical care and can't wait until your doctor's office opens, where should you go? This chart will help you know whether a visit to one of our four Urgent Care Clinics or the Emergency Department (ED) in Seattle is best. Urgent Care is not intended for emergencies, but is appropriate for minor illnesses and injuries. You may be transferred to the ED if your child needs ultrasound, CT scans or MRI studies.

Remember, 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 infection Urgent Care

Urgent Care Locations

Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Federal Way
South Clinic in Federal Way
34920 Enchanted Pkwy. S
Federal Way, WA 98003

Mill Creek
Mill Creek Clinic
12800 Bothell–Everett Hwy., Suite 150
Everett, WA 98208

Seattle Children's Hospital
Ocean 6, Entrance on Ocean 7
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Urgent Care hours

  • Monday through Friday: 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Emergency Department Location

Seattle Children's Hospital
4500 40th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Emergency Department hours

  • 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Additional Resources

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