Urgent Care Clinics

Emergency or Urgent Care?

Use Urgent Care for illnesses and injuries that are not medical emergencies or life-threatening. If you’re not sure where to bring your child, use our guide below. If your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.

Urgent Care does not provide:  

  • Ultrasounds
  • CT scans
  • MRI studies   

If your child needs one of these listed above, they will be transferred to our Emergency Department.

We also do not provide:  

  • Well-child check-ups
  • Return-to-play evaluations after a concussion
  • Sports or camp physicals
  • Referrals to other Seattle Children’s clinics  

Talk with your primary care provider if your child needs one of these.

Allergies Urgent Care
Asthma attack (minor) Urgent Care
Asthma attack (severe) Emergency Department
Bleeding that won’t stop Emergency Department
Broken bone (not bent) Urgent Care
Broken bone (bent, curved or looks deformed) Emergency Department
Bronchiolitis Urgent Care
Burn (minor) Urgent Care
Burn (severe) Emergency Department
Cast problems (wet or soiled) Emergency Department
Colds   Urgent Care
Cough   Urgent Care
Cut (minor) Urgent Care
Cut (severe) Emergency Department
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 (with loss of consciousness or from extreme impact) Emergency Department
Insect or minor dog bite Urgent Care
Mental Health concerns Emergency Department
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 (deep wound or needing sedation) Emergency Department
Stitches (minor stitches without sedation) Urgent Care
Stomach pain (mild) Urgent Care
Stomach pain (severe) Emergency Department
Swallowed object Emergency Department
Trouble breathing Emergency Department
Ultrasound, CT scans or MRI studies Emergency Department
Urinary tract infection Urgent Care