Emergency Department in Seattle
Map and Directions
Emergency or Urgent Care?
- If your child needs care for minor, non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries when your healthcare provider's office is closed, we provide specialized pediatric care at our four Urgent Care locations in Bellevue, Federal Way, Mill Creek and Seattle. Urgent Care is open on evenings, weekends and holidays.
- For more information, read our Emergency or Urgent Care? checklist or download the checklist as a PDF in English or in Spanish.
- Please note that the first two hours after Urgent Care opens are generally the busiest.
About the Emergency Department
We specialize in meeting the unique needs of children and families during medical emergencies.
Seattle Children's Emergency Department is dedicated to caring for babies, children, teens and young adults, providing complete, coordinated care for your child in one location. All of our doctors have extensive experience providing state-of-the-art emergency care especially for young patients. A lead doctor, called an attending doctor, is in our Emergency Department 24 hours a day, every day. We offer round-the-clock access to Seattle Children's experts in more than 30 pediatric specialties and to the full facilities of our hospital.
Our team recognizes how stressful illness or injury can be – not only to your child, but also to your family. You know your child best, so we will include you as we assess and treat your child.
Services and Features We Offer
- Emergency care for children ages 21 years and younger, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Doctors board-trained and certified in pediatric emergency medicine
- Rapid access to the full facilities and staff of Seattle Children's, including operating rooms, MRI, CT scan, X-rays and other advanced diagnostic techniques, and experts in more than 30 pediatric specialties
- Radiology center located in the ED makes imaging services more convenient.
- Central work stations give caregivers greater visibility to your child's room.
- Communication with Urgent Care Clinics ensures our providers work together to coordinate care if a child needs to be transferred to the ED.
- Interpreter services are available.
- TVs in each exam room have access to our interactive media system, GetWell Town.
New Model of Care
Our new Emergency Department (ED) includes 38 exam rooms. Rooms have been expanded in size and are arranged around central work stations to enhance staff visibility, teamwork and communication.
A registered nurse will greet you as soon as you walk through the door and assess your child's condition. After your child's condition is assessed by a nurse, a medical intake coordinator will show you to an early initiation room. Registration will take place in the room after the medical care team sees your child.
The entire primary care team will come into the room at the same time so you won't have to explain your situation to each person involved. This will ensure everyone is on the same page and enable care to move forward without delay.
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Paying for Care
Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s including insurance coverage, billing and financial assistance. Understand Urgent Care and Emergency Department charges and when you may pay both. See About Your Bill: Urgent Care and Emergency Department Charges (PDF) to learn more.